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CMF@CMC’24 : AI and Kids – Talk to the Bot

CMF is engaged with the Alan Turing Institute and others in exploring the ethical issues around how children interact with AI. At the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield (9-11th July 2024) CMF’s Nikki Stearman produced a session to inform delegates about the dates ideas and issues. She reports here on the session examining the impact of […]

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Building the Metaverse Via Metaphor

In the fervour to imagine immersive worlds where we can be and do anything, David Kleeman (Senior Vice President of Global Trends for strategy/research consultancy and digital studio, Dubit) asks if the big tech companies have focused too much on the future and not enough on the ‘now’. In recent weeks, a number of big tech […]

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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 […]

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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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How Toddlers Learn the Secret Language of Movies

CMF Supporter Cary Bazalgette’s new book, How Toddlers Learn the Secret Language of Movies (Palgrave Macmillan) takes a radically new approach to the well-worn topic of children’s relationship with the media. It refocuses on the learning processes that children go through in order to understand what they are watching on televisions, phones, or iPads. The book offers unique insights […]

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Fun and Games: Exploring Respect and Relationships on Safer Internet Day

  Tuesday 8 February 2022 was Safer Internet Day. CMF Exec Group member Cecilia Weiss attended the core event Safer Internet Day first started as an initiative of the EU Safe Borders project in 2004. It’s now held across 200 countries. In the UK, Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre, made […]

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10 years of Celebrating (and fighting for) Children’s Arts and Media

60 children’s specialists from across the creative industries gathered in the House of Lords on 25 November 2021 as guests of Baroness Floella Benjamin to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children’s Media and the Arts.   Guests included Sir Tony Robinson, Julian Lloyd-Webber, BBC Director of Children’s and Education, […]

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