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CMF Ofcom Consultation Event – Change of Date – 24th January 2018

The CMF event which was to have taken place on 6th February to discuss Ofcom’s Review of Children’s Content will now take place on 24th January 2018. The evening event is being brought forward to fit into Ofcom’s consultation period, which closes at the end of January.  This will be a great chance to make your views known on the Ofcom plans […]

CMF Updates Events Policy

VR and Kids: CMF ‘On the Road’ in 2018

After the success of the VR strand at the Children’s Media Conference in July 2017, the Foundation welcomed Alison Norrington to the Exec Group of CMF to explore the research and understanding of the implications of  VR on children. As VR becomes ever more a consumer proposition, it’s becoming apparent that not enough is known about its safe use and […]

CMF Updates Events Research

Parenting for a Digital Future: 2017 Roundup

Researchers in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and partners in other territories, are conducting a three-year research project: Preparing for a Digital Future. This blog rounds up their work throughout the past year.  As the year winds to a close we look back and we look forward. Back, to the posts […]


Internet Safety Strategy

The Government’s Internet Safety Strategy Consultation closed on Dec 7th and couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time, as all the concerns about the power of social media platforms emerged in the press and political circles, with everything from election rigging to online bullying coming under scrutiny as never before. CMF has been voicing concerns for […]

CMF Updates Policy

The 2018 Sandford Awards Now Open for Entries

The Sandford St Martin Trust is calling for entries to the UK’s most prestigious broadcasting awards for radio/audio, TV and online content exploring religious, spiritual or ethical themes, in what will be its 40th anniversary year. Eligible programmes must have been first broadcast during 2017 and have been available to general UK audiences. Applications are […]


Event Producers – CMF Needs You!

Are you familiar with children’s media policy and legislation? Or are you engaged in production for TV, audio, animation, digital production or publishing – and interested in the bigger picture? If so, the CMF would love to hear from you! We are currently looking for Event Producers to deliver our regular evening events in the upcoming year. This is […]

CMF Updates Events Industry

Taking Stock at the Summit

From December 5th to 7th, Manchester will host a prestigious event that takes place once every three years: the Children’s Global Media Summit. It will see content makers and distributors from across the world gather for three days of discussion and debate, sharing good practice, considering issues of regulation, policy and the major changes facing […]


Internet Safety Strategy Consultation – Don’t Miss Out

The Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport consultation on the government’s Internet Safety Strategy closes midday, December 7th, 2017. The Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper covers many issues related to preventing online harm, and enacts the government’s agenda to make “Britain is the safest place to be online.” Your input is needed on the following key issues: the introduction of […]


Speakers Announced for CMF /UCL Evening Event – Perspectives on Personalisation

7th November 2017 18.00 – 20.00 UCL Knowledge Lab 23-29 Emerald Street, London WC1N 3QS Register here – Free event Moderator: Helen McAleer IP, Publishing and Production Consultant, CMF Board member Speakers:  Dr Natalia Kucirkova Senior Research Fellow, UCL Institute of Education (pictured) Professor Irene Ng Professor of Marketing and Service Systems, University of Warwick …with more to follow Professionals in children’s media of all kinds will benefit from […]

CMF Updates Events

Internet Safety Strategy Consultation Announced

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have recently launched a Green Paper on their Internet Safety Strategy. The Green Paper outlines their proposals which are now up for public consultation until December 7th. This follows an extensive House of Lords Report in March and the government’s broadly declared intention to make Britain “the safest […]


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