The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)

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VR and Kids: CMF ‘On the Road’ in 2018

After the success of the VR strand at the Children’s Media Conference in July 2017, the Foundation welcomed Alison Norrington to the Exec Group of CMF to explore the research and understanding of the implications of  VR on children. As VR becomes ever more a consumer proposition, it’s becoming apparent that not enough is known about its safe use and […]

CMF Updates Events Research

Internet Safety Strategy

The Government’s Internet Safety Strategy Consultation closed on Dec 7th and couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time, as all the concerns about the power of social media platforms emerged in the press and political circles, with everything from election rigging to online bullying coming under scrutiny as never before. CMF has been voicing concerns for […]

CMF Updates Policy

Event Producers – CMF Needs You!

Are you familiar with children’s media policy and legislation? Or are you engaged in production for TV, audio, animation, digital production or publishing – and interested in the bigger picture? If so, the CMF would love to hear from you! We are currently looking for Event Producers to deliver our regular evening events in the upcoming year. This is […]

CMF Updates Events Industry

Call for Writers and Sponsors for the 2018 Children’s Media Yearbook

The 2017 Children’s Media Yearbook was distributed to every delegate at the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield in July 2017. That meant it reached over 1200 people who either work in, or are associated with, the children’s media industry. From everyone who contributed an article, to those who enjoyed reading the book, the feedback was highly appreciative. […]

CMF Updates Events Industry Research

CMF Newsletter Editors

The CMF is looking for graduate students with strong communication skills and an interest in children’s media matters to help produce our monthly email newsletter. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in the debate around media policy and research, and work alongside experienced media producers and senior academics. Newsletter editors will be responsible […]

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Speakers Announced for CMF /UCL Evening Event – Perspectives on Personalisation

7th November 2017 18.00 – 20.00 UCL Knowledge Lab 23-29 Emerald Street, London WC1N 3QS Register here – Free event Moderator: Helen McAleer IP, Publishing and Production Consultant, CMF Board member Speakers:  Dr Natalia Kucirkova Senior Research Fellow, UCL Institute of Education (pictured) Professor Irene Ng Professor of Marketing and Service Systems, University of Warwick …with more to follow Professionals in children’s media of all kinds will benefit from […]

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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 […]

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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

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