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The Obesity Health Alliance, a coalition of over 30 leading health charities, campaign groups and Royal Medical Colleges, has urged the government to introduce mandatory reformulation targets and a watershed ban on food marketing to children in its childhood obesity strategy, which is now due to be unveiled in the summer....

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The National Center for Education Policy at the University of Colorado has released its annual report which found that schools have become ‘soft targets’ for companies that gather data and market to children because of their eagerness to adopt new technology.

As a result, the authors urge the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to extend the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to children age 14 and to strengthen the protection of teens. ...

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On 10 May, the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing (“Lancet Youth”), established as a network of academics, policy makers, practitioners, and young health advocates released its report. The paper includes a review of research around the effects of media on obesity, substance use, sexual and reproductive health and assesses how the private industry shapes the health of adolescents....

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poll by the NGO Common Sense Media revealed that 59% of the 620 parents interviewed reported their teens aged 12 to 18 were addicted to their mobile devices while 50% of teens themselves recognised they feel addicted. The white paper accompanying the poll also reviewed the latest scientific research about problematic media use and found it impacts youths' well-being and development....

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

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Joseph Savirimuthu, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool, argues that the revised EU Gen

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Commercial broadcasters need greater incentives to invest in quality children’s programming as the influx of streaming services means...

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Childhood obesity is a very serious health concern that needs addressing urgently given the social and economic costs involved. But...

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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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