This entry approaches the concept of children in an increasingly mediatized world, considering a historic and evolutionary grounding and exploring the definition of children and its development up to the modern world, the relevant milestones that mark this evolution, and the current ideas on children. The focus is on the use of media by children, from the mass media to the new media, and professional recommendations for healthier media practices.

Definition of Children

In a general worldwide definition, a child is considered to be a person under the age of 18 years. Because children are considered to be underage to be autonomously responsible and independent, the promotion and protection of children’s rights are a great concern. Promoting and defending children’s rights mean, in its broad term, to ...

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