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Young Audiences Content Fund Under Review

Prof. Jeanette Steemers, CMF Board member and chair of the Young Audiences Content Fund Steering Committee, reminds us that the time has come for government decisions about the future life of the fund now that the three-year pilot is coming to a close. The Children’s Media Foundation has always been supportive of the Young Audiences […]

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Coming Soon To A Digital Device Near You… The CMF’s Public Service Media Report.

  Colin Ward, CMF’s Deputy Director and Editor of the Report: Our Children’s Future – Does Children’s Media Matter on launch plans. At the end of 2020, the CMF began a major campaign to highlight the failure of government to protect the production, at scale, of UK-originated, culturally-relevant content for our children. The aim of the campaign […]

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Online Good?

  CMF Director Greg Childs contributed to the Lego Group’s recent industry stakeholder research into children and technology.  On April 28th 2021 he attended a roundtable to hear the results.     Lego commissioned BritainThinks to research key stakeholder views about the current relationship between children and technology, focusing in particular on: The benefits and harms […]

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Small Screen: Big Debate? What about Small People: Big Picture?

By Greg Childs, Director the Children’s Media Foundation   CMF has responded to the consultation on Small Screen: Big Debate – Ofcom’s interim report on how best to reform public service media in the UK. The report is an important view of the future and the consultation is intended to finesse the recommendations Ofcom will send to government later […]

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Our Children’s Future: Does Public Service Media Matter?

  By Colin Ward, Deputy Director CMF Colin is leading the CMF campaign on the future of public service media for children and young people. The CMF has launched a major new campaign to put the children’s audience at the centre of the national debate on the future of public service media. The debate has […]

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Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood: New Report by the Fawcett Society

By Olivia Dickinson Digital Consultant and Diversity and Inclusion Representative CMF Executive Group On 15th December, the Fawcett Society published the final report of their Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood. The report, Unlimited Potential, is the culmination of an 18-month process of research and evidence gathering, co-chaired by Professor Becky Francis, now Chief […]

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Whatever Happened To The Online Harms Bill?

  By Colin Ward, Jayne Kirkham and John Kent CMF Executive Group  ‘The Online Harms What?’  Caught in the middle of a pandemic and Britain’s ongoing divorce from Europe, it is not surprising that a piece of media-related legislation might be lost in the quagmire of more important and pressing matters in British politics.  But […]

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Gender Stereotypes in Children’s Media: Where Are We Now?

  By Olivia Dickinson Digital Consultant and Diversity and Inclusion Representative – CMF Executive Group Seven years ago, back in November 2013, I produced one of the Children’s Media Foundation’s first live events. Those were the days where you could come along in person to drink some warm white wine, listen to panellists and have […]

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Regulating the VSPs – YouTube and TikTok Under Scrutiny?

The Government has proposed that Ofcom take responsibility for the regulation of Video Sharing Platforms (VSPs) based in the UK – such as TikTok.  Ofcom issued a call for evidence – or a public consultation – on the proposal.   This action is to bring the UK into line with a European directive – the AVMSD. The government proposal is […]

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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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