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SERMO, the leading global social network for physicians, released results of a poll which found that 69% of doctors believe that parents are either completely or mostly to blame for the childhood obesity. Only 30 % of respondents said parents are somewhat to blame and 1% thought they were not to blame at all....

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British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver called for prime-time programmes to be subject to the same regulations as children’s channels, where adverts for food high in salt, sugar and fat (HSSF) are banned. According to the TV star “the regulations were put in place to protect children, but simply haven’t gone far enough. Family oriented shows like these can contain up to 11 unhealthy food adverts per hour, and frequently attract child audiences of over one million.’...

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United Kingdom

On 26 August, the Advertising Standards Authority released a ruling in which it states that the Moshi Monsters and Bin Weevils advergames breached the Code of non-broadcast advertising (CAP code) by presenting children with “direct exhortations” to purchase membership subscriptions....

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On 19 August, Advertising Standards Canada (ASC), the national advertising self-regulatory body, released its seventh annual compliance report of the Canadian Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CAI), confirming participants’ high level of compliance with the programme commitments....

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Canada

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

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With Google processing 40,000 search queries a second — or 1.2 trillion a year — it's a safe bet that many of those doing the...

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USA Today

26 Sep 2014 - The Huffington Post: Google to revamp its products with 12-and-younger focus

We all know that kids love apps. From a parent's perspective, apps can provide a much more interactive, and educational experie

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The Huffington Post

One of the big challenges for children’s app developers is the reluctance of many parents to pay upfront for apps, even if they distrust...

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The Guardian

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

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The Guardian