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Diana Hinshelwood,  Editor CMF Newsletter and CMF Executive Group Member The year since the last Children’s Media Conference has been an eventful one. Topics discussed, such as policing the internet, are now becoming government White Papers, and funding initiatives like the Young Audiences Content Fund have launched. These are just two of the topics which […]

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The Screen Time Debate

What do Children and Young People Think? A Children’s Media Foundation Report on Children’s Perceptions of their Screen Habits Produced in collaboration with DUBIT LIMITED    Report Author: Lily Law Research Manager, Dubit Ltd Contributors: Jackie Marsh Professor of Education, University of Sheffield Colin Ward Deputy Director, the Children’s Media Foundation Dr Becky Parry University of Sheffield Dr […]

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Screen Time – A Children’s Media Producer’s View

  By Martin Franks, Children’s Media Producer and Director, Adastra Creative. There have been high-octane discussions about children and media since the advent of the printing press. Mass literacy, the cinema and then the TV all contributed to the debate (and what about the fuss over comics?). And now we are looking at the advent of personal screen […]

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From Policing Screen Time To Weighing Screen Use

  By Professor Sonia Livingstone, OBE, Department of Media and Communications, LSE New research has shown that length of screen time for children is not as harmful as first thought Oft-repeated advice to parents to limit their children’s screen time changed in recent weeks: “We’ve got the screen time debate all wrong. Let’s fix it.” (Wired, […]

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Reflecting the Refugee Experience

Children’s Screen Content in an Era of forced Migration – Creating Arab-European Dialogue.  Jeanette Steemers, Professor of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College, London and CMF Board Member has been co-directing a research project into how growing numbers of displaced children create a need for content reflecting their issues. Children from Arab countries constitute a growing media audience in […]

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Let Toys Be Toys for Girls and Boys

By Olivia Dickinson Children’s Media Professional and CMF Executive Group Member   The Let Toys Be Toys campaign has been going for 6 years – it started on a thread on Mumsnet in late 2012 in the run up to Christmas shopping – and in that first year had huge success with shops taking down […]

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Upcoming CMF Events

The Children’s Media Foundation hosts events that not only offer important information to industry members and researchers, but also bring people together to debate common causes and share views on campaign issues.  In the next few months, the Children’s Media Foundation will be hosting a series of events that carry on the discussions started at the Children’s Media […]

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CMF VR Roadshow

“Conjuring Magical Experiences for Kids in VR” is the 3rd in a series of VR and Kids roadshows organised by the Children’s Media Foundation. It will be on Tuesday 25th September in Manchester. Hosted by Immotion (Studio Liddell), the event will look at Experience Design for kids in Virtual Reality. The 4th event is planned for Bristol in November. […]

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Learning In The Digital Age

Despite concerns about kids’ online activity, there’s little doubt that digital engagement benefits learning.  As children prepare to return to school next month, the London School of Economics blog Parenting For A Digital Future discusses the advantages of digital resources, particularly for those with disabilities or impairments. “I use my phone like any other teenager would”  How do teenagers with […]

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Invisible Children

Invisible Children:  Children’s Media, Diversity, and Forced Migration is a free event to present the findings of three workshops on screen content which reflects or empowers migrant and refugee children. 14 September, 2018 10.30- 17.15 including lunch Venue: King’s College London Email to register. To find out more, access the Programme. The symposium presents findings from previous Manchester, Copenhagen […]

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