This December 12 marks the International Day of Radio and Television for Children.
Currently, the pandemic due to the Covid-19 virus has caused a great difficulty in education, affecting more than 90% of students around the world. As a consequence of the disease, many countries chose to have children and adolescents leave the classroom and focus on online education to ensure continuity in learning.
However, not all teaching has been through the network, television and radio, more traditional means of communication play a fundamental role in the needs of students. In some countries, among them Mexico, they use television and / or radio programs to launch distance learning, including basic subjects, health and psychosocial well-being, important to support those populations affected by the Covid-19 virus.
On September 9, in our country, it was agreed to strengthen the national coverage of the distance education program Back to Classes. Aprende en Casa II, public institutions of Higher Education joined the transmission of the strategy through their television and radio broadcasting systems, benefiting 30 million girls, boys, adolescents and young people in the country.
To achieve this end, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador signed an agreement with the large private television stations in the country (Televisa, Tv Azteca, Grupo Multimedios and Grupo Imagen) to broadcast school content.
The second Saturday in December is the International Day of Radio and Television in favor of Children. This holiday is a UNICEF initiative for the media to transmit creative, interesting and educational content to serve the development as individuals.
During this day, the radio and television stations serve as a bridge for society and especially political actors to discover that it is failing in the matter of children’s rights. Children become protagonists and in charge of talking about their concerns without taboos and the true errors of society because children do not lie.