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Children are Awesome

Children are Awesome An article for the Children’s Media Yearbook 2020 By Hazel Kenyon Book Research Director, UK and Ireland, Neilsen Children’s nonfiction book-buying is diversifying, both in authorship and in subject matter. The latest data from Nielsen Book Research shows a continued increase in both the numbers of titles available and the volume sales of […]

Industry Research

Live Theatre for Kids – How Digital Could Make a Difference.

By Nathan Guy Actor, Drama Coach and Drama Lead and Creative Support Teacher at Griffin Schools Trust In this world turned upside down by the Corona virus much has been altered. There is a very relevant fear that our children are having a part of their childhood stolen by the Coronavirus pandemic. In the midst of […]

Virtual CMC

CMC Editorial Director Greg Childs (who also happens to be Director of the Children’s Media Foundation) outlines what’s happening to the popular kids’ industry event in response to the crisis. Once it became obvious that large-scale gatherings were not going to be permitted even in the early summer, we knew the writing was on the […]

Events Industry

Virtual Children’s Media Yearbook

The Children’s Media Yearbook … ish. Mark Wilson Yearbook Editor, The Children’s Media Foundation     The Children’ Media Yearbook content 2020 is sponsored by:         It’s probably a bit bonkers, and a tad selfish, to moan about abandoned media projects during this surreal and tragic pandemic … but, what the heck, I’m gonna have […]

CMF Updates Events Industry

Lord Gordon of Strathblane

Farewell to a Friend APPG organiser Jayne Kirkham pays tribute to a supporter of Children’s Media and the Arts It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Lord Gordon of Strathblane after contracting coronavirus.  He was a long standing supporter of the APPG for Children’s Media and the Arts and was […]

Policy

APPG Report: Age Verification for Adult Content Websites

Online Harms: Not Written Off, but Written Down By Jayne Kirkham CMF Board member and Clerk to the APPG for Children’s Media and the Arts Age Verification (AV) for commercial online pornography sites was passed into law in the Digital Economy Act 2017. It was a hard won amendment so you can imagine the dismay as the Government […]

Industry Policy

APPG Report on Online Harms

The All Party Group for Children’s Media and The Arts Co-Chairs: Julie Elliott MP, Baroness Floella Benjamin Vice Chairs: Andrew Rosindell MP, Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall, Public Enquiry Point: Jayne Kirkham Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the Children’s Media and the Arts APPG meeting to discuss Age Verification and the Online Harms Bill had to […]

Industry Policy Research

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 […]

Industry

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 […]

Events Industry Policy

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 […]

Industry Policy

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