The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)

CMF at CMC 2013 – What’s Good? Trust and Quality in a Digital World.

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Date(s) - 04/07/2013
3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

The Showroom Cinema

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This session was the first in a series of bi-monthly events created by the CMF to stimulate the public debate around children and the media they use.  

To reach the entire children;s media industry, the CMF sponsored a session at the premiere industry conference in Sheffield in July 2013.

The session brought together industry practitioners, academics and regulators to discuss some of the pressing issues around children accessing content in the digital space.  Two key issues emerged:

  1. The need for the makers of online games and apps to develop ethical methods of funding them, since the in-app purchase debate has sparked parental,  press and political concern
  2. A sense that it was time for the big online operators (like YouTube and Facebook) to “step up” and take some responsibility for children using their services despite the fact that they advertise them as “for over 13’s only”

Both topics now form part of the CMF’s continuing policy to pursue better provision for UK kids.

A description of the session can be found here:

With a full blog outlining the discussions here:


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