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Communication, Language and Literacy Home Learning App Competition

By Olivia Dickinson Early last year, the Department for Education set up an expert panel to assess apps that would help young children with their communication, language and literacy before they start school. I was the Deputy Chair, and I was enthusiastic about the role and the panel, as I felt the DfE understood the […]

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All Party Group for Children’s Media and The Arts, Inaugural Meeting

All Party Group for Children’s Media and the Arts Inaugural Meeting Wednesday 22nd January Palace of Westminster Report After the enforced hiatus of summer recess, conference season and a December General Election, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children’s Media and the Arts is back on track.  All groups have to re-register after a General […]

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Child Online Safety – Baroness Howe Calls the Government Out with a Private Members’ Bill.

Everybody says they take child online safety seriously… everybody. So, it seemed there was much to celebrate when the Government’s Digital Economy Act 2017 included a commitment, in part 3 of the Act, to introduce legislation for robust age-verification checks for online porn sites, with a regulator instructed to block any site anywhere in the […]

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Sooner Rather Than Later

5Rights Foundation Calls For Swifter Legislation On Internet Safety The digital world was imagined as one in which all users would be equal, yet one third of internet users are children. This means that nearly one billion children are growing up in an environment that systematically fails to recognise their age and the protections, privileges, […]

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Arts Education In Schools

Cutting Back On Creativity By Nathan Guy Actor, Drama Coach and Drama Lead and Creative Support Teacher at Griffin Schools Trust Do we have time for creativity in schools? If not, we should make time. Arts education should not be for the privileged few but thrown like confetti and woven into the learning process of […]

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How Support for CMF Benefits New Indies

James Hill is the Co-Founder and Director of Fudge Animation, which was a new start-up in 2014. Here, he explains how support for the Children’s Media Foundation has helped Fudge Animation grow the company and develop their portfolio. Fudge is a boutique, full-service animation studio and a producer of animated Children’s content. Our latest property, a […]

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Parenting for the Digital Age

Stop Criticising Parents and Start Supporting Their Digital Practices By Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology Department of Media and Culture, LSE (Member of the CMF Academic Advisory Board) Society has high hopes and considerable fears for the digital future. On the one hand, parents are told – get your children coding so they have […]

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Pushing the Preschool Envelope at CMC

Priorities for Preschool In An Age Of Change Gary Pope, Co-Founder, Kids Industries Speaker, Moderator and Member of the Advisory Committee for CMC   The work that goes on behind the scenes at The Children’s Media Conference is phenomenal. A world-class programme doesn’t just materialise overnight. The advisory committee, which I am super-proud to sit […]

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A Reason To Be Cheerful – Part 1. The £57 million Young Audiences Content Fund

By Jackie Edwards Head of the Young Audiences Content Fund at the BFI It’s a funny old world… Although there doesn’t seem to be a lot to laugh about currently. Leaving all the global, European and British political brow-furrowing items aside, and looking just at our own British kids’ media industry doorstep – we’ve not […]

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On-Line Harms: Resetting the Moral Compass

ON-LINE HARMS: THE GOVERNMENT WHITE PAPER By Cecilia Weiss Digital Producer and CMF Executive Group Member   As a new member of the CMF Executive Group, I offered my services as a session producer for the Childrens’ Media Conference in Sheffield this year. Not only was it my first time producing a session at the […]

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