When schools in Denmark closed down, CORONA FOR KIDS started: A new podcast made by children, for children and about children. Danish children at home and abroad talked about their experiences and thoughts during the corona outbreak. Editor-in-Chief and host is a 12-year-old Ezra and in CORONA FOR KIDS various children who are ‘corona correspondents’ reported on their everyday lives. For example, Mathilde talks about her home quarantine in Dubai, Sebastian reports on the first day of school in Bornholm, and Viola had her confirmation canceled due to corona. All the recordings and elements are made by the children themselves and are recorded on a mobile phone and then send to the editor who has recorded speaks in living room.
The CORONA FOR KIDS reportage tells the full story of the kids experience during corona time.
EMPOWERMENT AT EAR LEVEL
CORONA FOR KIDS has in a short time given Danish children a voice and a community. An opportunity to act. The corona outbreak time was a chaotic time for children; daily life and routines were turned upside down and no one could tell them when it would go back to normal. This is exactly why Rakkerpak Productions made the podcast CORONA FOR KIDS. CORONA FOR KIDS is one of the very few Danish podcasts that specifically addresses children and so far the only one produced by the children themselves.
Both children and parents have told that the children’s audio reports created the basis for conversations between children and their parents about difficult topics such as loneliness and fear. Parents pointed out that the children who participated in the project had a feeling of empowerment. By recording and reporting about their experiences, they contributed with something important for other children as well. This made them proud – and not nearly so scared. CORONA FOR KIDS has a strong global perspective because some of our “corona correspondents” are Danish children living abroad. Thus CORONA FOR KIDS covers the corona time through report from places like China and Burkina Faso.