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Play And The Art of Playful Communication

Ash Perrin CEO The Flying Seagull Project     Dedicated to Sir Ken Robinson for his shining light of inspiration and willingness to challenge the norm. Let’s start from absolute Square 1.  What is play? Play is the indigenous language of the child, and it is the simplest language there is. It demands total revelation, […]

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Bad News for Newsround

Ofcom announced on Tuesday 28 July that it was permitting the BBC to reduce its commitment to Newsround, allowing them to drop two of the three daily bulletins on the CBBC channel, leaving just one “breakfast time” news which it was relegating to 7.45 am. Basically Ofcom has caved-in to all the BBC’s demands, including […]

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Children’s Media Conference 2020 Online

What’s Happening In CMC 2020? By Greg Childs Director, CMF   and Diana Hinshelwood Newsletter Editor, CMF Executive Group   Lockdown may have stopped us gathering in Sheffield for CMC 2020, but with an on-line conference and an all-star line-up, July’s conference is still the hot ticket. CMC 2020  On-line is happening from 6th -10th […]

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PSB And The Future of Public Service Broadcasting In The UK

Proposed Inquiry on Public Service Broadcasting And Content For Children by The Children’s Media Foundation By Colin Ward Research, Outreach and Deputy Director CMF     Back in January, before there were any COVID cases in this country, some people working with the Children’s Media Foundation started to ask fundamental questions about the future of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Brexit and Children’s Media

Greg Childs is Director of the Children’s Media Foundation and Editorial Director of  the Children’s Media Conference (CMC). With his Conference hat on he describes CMC’s latest event, produced in partnership with Animation UK and with funding from the government Brexit Business Readiness Fund… CMC can be relied upon to offer the most up-to-the-minute view of what’s […]

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