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BBC @ the APPG

This is not an official publication of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in this report are those of the group. BBC Director […]

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VR and Distraction Therapy

News of a valuable study into the use of VR in distraction therapy. If children have to undergo medical treatment, everyone wants to lessen their anxiety and pain. Imagine being able to accomplish that and – win/win – lower health care costs by reducing the time and resources needed to complete difficult procedures. Starlight Children’s […]

Research

Safer internet Day UK – 2023

Safer Internet Day began as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004, and was taken up by the Insafe Network in 2005. It is now celebrated in approximately 170 countries. In the UK, Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre (a partnership between Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and […]

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Broadcast 2040+ Petitions Parliament

The Broadcast 2040+ Campaign, of which CMF is a part, says if you are concerned about public service media continuing to be universally available: sign this petition. As mentioned in the CMF September 2022 Newsletter, significant policy decisions about broadcast television and radio will be made at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 later in the year. […]

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Joe Godwin Joins the Board

Long term supporter of CMF Joe Godwin explains why now is the right time to get more involved. I’m really pleased to have joined the board of CMF. I’ve supported the Foundation for many years, as a lifetime patron and attendee at events. But my work at the BBC meant it was hard for me […]

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APPG Meets the PSBs

This is not an official publication of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in this report are those of the group. CMF acts as […]

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The CMF Research Strategy – Listening to Kids

  Children’s Media Foundation Deputy Director, Colin Ward, outlines the strategy for the CMF research programme, “Listening to Kids” What Do Children Need From Their Media Experiences?  If a researcher asked me what sort of media content I wanted I’d probably ask for more high-quality adaptations of John le Carré, because he’s one of my favourite writers. […]

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The UK Children’s Media Plan

  CMF Executive Group member Greg Boardman describes the first steps in the creation of the campaign organisation mentioned briefly in CMF’s September Newsletter. The UK Children’s Media Plan: Securing and empowering British children’s content for the next generation One of the best features of The Children’s Media Conference is that it provides the kids’ industry with opportunities […]

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TikTok, FOMO and New Routes to Connect with Young People

David Kleeman is a strategist, analyst, author and speaker, and has led the children’s media industry in developing sustainable, child-friendly practices for 35+ years.  David is SVP of Global Trends for strategy/research consultancy and digital studio Dubit, He recently attended Cinekid for Professionals in Amsterdam. This article was inspired by some of the children’s content makers […]

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Is Anyone Listening?

  Greg Childs, Director of CMF, assesses the current issues facing children’s media makers and the young audience.  Huge plans for change are under discussion – but are any of the responsible parties listening to the many advocates for young people – or to the young people themselves?  The Coroner’s verdict in the Molly Russell Inquest was […]

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