The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)

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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 […]

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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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Sooner Rather Than Later

5Rights Foundation Calls For Swifter Legislation On Internet Safety The digital world was imagined as one in which all users would be equal, yet one third of internet users are children. This means that nearly one billion children are growing up in an environment that systematically fails to recognise their age and the protections, privileges, […]

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Arts Education In Schools

Cutting Back On Creativity By Nathan Guy Actor, Drama Coach and Drama Lead and Creative Support Teacher at Griffin Schools Trust Do we have time for creativity in schools? If not, we should make time. Arts education should not be for the privileged few but thrown like confetti and woven into the learning process of […]

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A Reason To Be Cheerful – Part 1. The £57 million Young Audiences Content Fund

By Jackie Edwards Head of the Young Audiences Content Fund at the BFI It’s a funny old world… Although there doesn’t seem to be a lot to laugh about currently. Leaving all the global, European and British political brow-furrowing items aside, and looking just at our own British kids’ media industry doorstep – we’ve not […]

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On-Line Harms: Resetting the Moral Compass

ON-LINE HARMS: THE GOVERNMENT WHITE PAPER By Cecilia Weiss Digital Producer and CMF Executive Group Member   As a new member of the CMF Executive Group, I offered my services as a session producer for the Childrens’ Media Conference in Sheffield this year. Not only was it my first time producing a session at the […]

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The Decline of Arts in Schools

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Children’s Media and the Arts covers a wide range of issues affecting young people, raising awareness of their cultural and creative needs with politicians in both houses and all parties. Having hosted a successful event for parliamentarians to meet the BFI’s Jackie Edwards at the launch of the Young Audience’s […]

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Ad Ban for Junk Food

Food for Thought, or Reheated Argument? By Colin Ward Deputy Director, CMF     Is an extension of the ‘junk food’ ad ban a positive step for children’s media? Over the last few weeks, a group of us have been working on the CMF’s response to a government consultation on a proposed extension of the […]

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Channel 5 Shakes it Up

Ofcom has made it clear to ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 that they must increase their commitment to providing quality children’s content, or risk being regulated to do that, under the new powers granted to the regulator in the Digital Economy Act. After successful campaigning by CMF and the launch of the Young Audiences Content Fund, there are […]

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