The Children’s Media Foundation – ensuring quality, range and choice in UK kids’ media.
Next CMF Evening Event
We Need to Talk About Children’s Film.
This panel discussion will be held in association with BAFTA
Venue: BAFTA 195 Picadilly, London W1J 9LN.
Date: 26th March 2014 - 6.45 pm to 9pm (including a drinks reception)
Exploring the issues around development, production, distribution and marketing which result in so few feature films aimed at children being made in the UK.
Free to CMF Supporters and Patrons. £5 to others.
The Children’s Media Yearbook 2013 is available for Kindle or to download now!
Packed with articles on the creation, distribution, regulation and study of kids’ content on all platforms, the Yearbook is a snapshot of the issues, news and trends of the last twelve months, and a look at the year ahead. It’s the must-have manual of the kids’ media scene.
Includes contributions from
- Joe Godwin (Director, BBC Children’s)
- Michael Carrington (Chief Content Officer, Cartoon Network Europe)
- Dr Jo Twist (CEO, UKIE)
- Professor David Buckingham (University of Loughborough)
- Professor Máire Messenger-Davies (University of Ulster)
The CMF – What are we?
An organisation safeguarding the interests of children and parents in their use of media.
- For many children, film, television and games are their primary experience of narrative and a rich resource for imaginative development.
- Media made for children is a force for good – usually when it is well-funded, well-produced and well-regulated.
- Children’s consumption of media has implications for them personally and for society as a whole.
- Press comment, the public discourse, policy development and regulation should all take place in the context of well-considered research.
The CMF will support and disseminate research, stimulate a more informed public discussion around children and their uses of media, and help to build a media literate audience.
Children’s media-use is increasingly complex and multi-faceted. The CMF concerns itself with media on all platforms and all types – linear, interactive, social, participatory and for all ages of children and young people, from zero to sixteen.
“The CMF aims to be the focus for reasoned debate around the issues and it plans to produce evidence to dispel the wilder rumour and conjecture which so often feature in the press. We want to see children and media at the centre of public attention for all the right reasons.”
Anna Home O.B.E. Chair CMF Board
“Children, and the media they use, are frequent topics of public concern and debate. The Children’s Media Foundation will stimulate and participate in this debate – across the entire range of media that children experience.”
Philip Pullman, Author and Founder Patron,