Interviewing & filming children

It’s quite common for IMMJMA students to work with children. When filming or interviewing children it’s essential to respect and protect them. If you will be working with children, read the guidelines below and ensure that you speak with your tutor before you go into the field.

You should seek the consent of the parent or guardian and be sure that a responsible adult is present.  Let the child know what you are doing and that they should feel comfortable to answer or not answer any questions. Keep checking in with them to ensure they are comfortable. Do not interview children with trauma.

“Guiding Principle: The guiding, overarching principle is that due care must be taken over the physical and emotional welfare and the dignity of people under 18 who take part in or are otherwise involved in programs, from initial approach to transmission and beyond.” – Channel 4

 

https://dartcenter.org/content/interviewing-children-guide-for-journalists

http://www.channel4.com/media/documents/commissioning/LEGAL/GuidelinesForWorkingWithUnder18s.pdf

 

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