FYI: For Your Info
Welcome to a world of info for kids! FYI: For Your Info is an award-winning weekly news magazine show. Broadcast 52 weeks a year, FYI investigates the big issues young people need info on. The show not only puts children in the know but also gives them a platform on which they can be heard. With reports from across the globe, explainers, debates, Fake News or Fact alerts and in-depth reporting, we also get big name interviews – from world leaders to pop and film stars.
This week: FYI episode 171
This week on FYI: For Your Info, the award-winning weekly news show from Sky Kids, two years on from the death of George Floyd which sparked worldwide Black Lives Matter protests, we investigate why racism is still a problem. Plus, we report on a new app invented by teenagers that could have us all learning British Sign Language.
FYI News Club @ Your School
All resources needed are provided to set up these 30-minute extra-curricular clubs, with no preparation needed by the teachers who run them. There are three simple steps to every FYI News Club.
STEP 1 Watch FYI: watch the current episode of FYI: For Your Info, available here.
STEP 2 FYI News Club Chat: download the accompanying discussion sheet to support your students to discuss the serious, fascinating and silly news items presented in the show. And, to develop their ‘Social Media Savvy’ skills to recognise misinformation with ‘Fake News or Fact?’
STEP 3 FYI Weekly Feedback: Let us know the news stories your FYI News Club want investigated.
What’s On Your Mind by Dr. Alex George
A series of five films dedicated to mental health and wellbeing to investigate simple ways to deal with the pressures of life.
Dr Alex George, the UK Government’s Youth Mental Health Ambassador and former Love Island contestant, teams up with FYI presenters, experts and celebrities including Joe Wicks MBE and Frankie Bridge. The team discovers just how important a good night’s sleep is and how exercise and what you eat, can have a massive impact on your mind and the importance of speaking out when you are feeling down.
Alongside each film there are tie-in educational resources, freely available for all schools, summer schools and Holiday Activities and Food providers.
Kidversation is a series of peer-to-peer short form films based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Our young presenters meet the children who are fighting for their child rights around the world, from the violent favelas of Brazil and the remote villages of Ghana to the refugees making a bid for a better life. Closer to home they meet young green campaigners and disabled children fighting for equal treatment.
The resources supporting an episode develop understanding of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The steps provided explore the right that each episode focuses on, and give links to more First News reports on this issue. Children will become familiar with their rights and evaluate whether these rights are being met for children across the globe. We will continue to add resources for each episode.
I Don't Get It
Want to know more about how vaccines work, what causes climate change or discover the future of space travel? Watch our series of top-end explainers, using the latest computer graphics to tackle complex issues and news stories for children.
Activity outlines provided enable discussion of key questions presented in each episode. They give the opportunity to discuss and consider current issues; recognise that personal choices can affect national and global issues; and identify actions we can take. We will continue to add resources for each episode.
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