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Global Kids Online 

Global Kids Online recently developed a research toolkit for the study of children’s online risks, opportunities, and rights in the digital age. Freely available online, the research toolkit aims to facilitate the gathering of global evidence on children’s online experiences. Global Kids Online has been working to expand the research evidence from middle and low income […]


Measurement Matters: Difficulties in Defining and Measuring Children’s Viewing

A new research article by Sonia Livingstone and and Claire Local (2017) addresses the difficulties in measuring children’s viewing during a crucial time for public service broadcasting.  Audience measurement techniques currently fail to provide a clear picture of trends in children’s television viewing because of the diversification in devices on which television content can be viewed. It […]


Save £110 + VAT on your Children’s Media Conference Pass: 4-6 July

CMF has organised a special rate for tickets to the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield, 4-6 July. The discounted rate of £360 + VAT is a saving of £110 + VAT (24%) on the full rate. The offer is available to all registered supporters and patrons of CMF. If you’re a supporter or patron, please email us to get […]


Latest Developments in Online Regulation

The CMF’s Executive Group member for Digital, John Kent, outlines our involvement in the continuing policy debates around children and the internet.  Over recent months, we’ve been busy in Parliament (thanks, Jayne Kirkham!) trying to ensure that children’s rights and behaviour in the digital space are not ignored. Digital Economy Bill The Digital Economy Bill passed into […]

Action CMF Updates Policy

Joined Up Thinking? Significant Boosts for UK Children’s TV Production

Jeanette Steemers, Professor of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London, explains how three regulatory interventions could provide significant boosts for UK children’s productions.  After over a decade of declining expenditure and commissioning by UK broadcasters on UK children’s productions, three regulatory interventions could provide a welcome boost to UK originations. First, an unexpected and […]


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