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CMF@CMC – ‘Can We Fix It?’ Report for DDCMS

The CMF has produced an in-depth report on the insights discussed during the session “Can We Fix It?” which  was held at the Children’s Media Conference in July. The “Report on the Outcomes of an Industry Discussion on Internet Safety for Children and Young People” was submitted to the DDCMS on the day their Internet Safety Strategy […]

CMF Updates Events Policy

Introducing Alison Norrington

Novelist, Playwright and transmedia expert Alison Norrington (pictured) joins the CMF Executive Group this month to begin our work on the ethics of virtual reality for children. There are concerns about the use of immersive headsets for younger children and the CMF senses that it’s time to explore the relevant research and ensure that if policy interventions are […]

CMF Updates

Ofcom PSB Regulation

As a result of the amendment to the Digital Economy Act proposed by Baroness Benjamin, Ofcom now have the right (and the responsibility) to require ITV, Channel 4 and Channel Five to carry more children’s content. The definition of that regulation has been left open. The Act simply says Ofcom “may” regulate. So now the regulator […]

CMF Updates Policy

CMF Event: Perspectives on Personalisation

7th November 2017 18.00 – 20.00 UCL Knowledge Lab 23-29 Emerald Street London WC1N 3QS Register here This UCL Institute of Education and Children’s Media Foundation public event is intended to discuss and demystify the relationship between personalisation, education and commercialisation.  The UCL Institute of Education is working to address the challenges of personalisation in the children’s publishing […]

CMF Updates Events Research

DDCMS and the Contestable Fund

The latest news of the proposed Public Service Contestable Content Fund has emerged from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The public consultation on the proposals to spend £60m of public money over two or three years to stimulate public service content outside the BBC closed in mid February, but analysis and decision […]

CMF Updates Policy

Check Out Our New Website

We’ve redesigned the Children’s Media Foundation website for easier navigation and better access to our latest news. You’ll find a new simplified menu, including a News section where all of our newsletter content is archived. You’ll also see the latest updates from our daily updating Twitter feed with information on the latest trends and issues in kids’ media.  Take a […]

CMF Updates

New Term Excitement for Children’s Arts and Media

CMF Executive and Board member Jayne Kirkham reveals the latest developments at the All Party Parliamentary Group supported by CMF.   The last couple of years have been somewhat challenging for the APPG for Children’s Arts and Media. However, despite the upheavals caused by general elections and referenda, the group has continued to make a significant contribution to the […]

Policy

A Nostalgic BBC Education

Laura Jones has been conducting research in Media and Cultural Studies as an undergraduate and postgraduate student for the last five years. She completed her Masters-by-Research in Media, Culture and Communication this year at the University of South Wales. She will be starting a PhD at Cardiff University from October in children’s television and gender. […]

Research

Children’s Screen Content in an Era of Forced Migration: Facilitating Arab-European Dialogue

PRE-SUMMIT CGMS WORKSHOP: 4 December 2017 10.00-16.00 including lunch  BBC Media City, Salford Quays Workshop Coordinators:  Professor Jeanette Steemers (King’s College London)  Professor Naomi Sakr (University of Westminster) This pre-summit workshop will take place on 4 December prior to the Children’s Global Media Summit 2017 at BBC Media City, Manchester, UK.  European broadcasters, policy-makers, children’s advocacy groups […]

Events Industry Policy Research

Is it Fixed Yet? – A CMC Recap

Sam Lawyer and Yara Farran summarise a CMC session asking what should be done by policymakers, platforms and media professionals to make online spaces safer for children. In a CMC session titled “Can We Fix It?”  campaigners, media producers, academic researchers and others gathered to discuss the task of making digital media an ethical and supportive space […]

Events Policy Research

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