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The Guardian

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently updated its Frequently Asked Questions document to assist online operators as they work to comply with changes to the updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection (“COPPA”) Rule that went into effect on 1 July 2013. The new guidelines give app stores and developers more flexibility to verify that parents are aware that their children are using apps....

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United States

On 26 July, at a workshop on “Controlling marketing of sugar-sweetened beverages and unhealthy foods to children”, Dr Isimeli Tukana, national adviser for non-communicable diseases to the Ministry of Health, called for food advertising restrictions, attributing the high level of childhood obesity to children’s exposure to the advertising of food and beverage products of low nutritional value....

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Fiji

bill recently introduced in the Argentinian Senate seeks to heavily restrict advertising to children on TV. The text was introduced by Senator José María Roldan, a member of the opposition, and aims to amend the law 26.522 (ley de Servicios de Comunicación Audiovisual) to ban all advertising on children’s TV cable channels as well as in children’s programmes on other TV channels....

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Argentina

A week after the entry into force of the regulations restricting food advertising to children (see AEF Alert 18/07/14), Mexican public authorities announced a series of enforcement actions against several food manufacturers....

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Mexico

Today AEf is publishing a comprehensive literature review on digital marketing communications and children, prepared by Dr Barbie Clarke, of...

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Britain's technology companies are struggling to attract a new generation of mobile-savvy&nb

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The Guardian

27 Feb 2014 - The Wall Street Journal: Tech-savvy children abandon the web for 'free' mobile play

Teens as young as 13 are sometimes shown risqué ads on their Facebook feeds. What can parents do to protect their kids? WSJ's Jeff Elder...

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The Wall Street Journal

To coincide with Safer Internet Day, Media Smart has released a short animated film intended as a fun guide for parents and children to learn...

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Are children fair game for sophisticated and relentless marketing techniques? Many countries think not.

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The Economist