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The Guardian

On 5 September, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICT), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and partners of the Child Online Protection Initiative released updated Guidelines to strengthen online protection for children, along with case studies illustrating their application....

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Global

São Paulo’s Mayor Fernando Haddad has recently vetoed a bill passed by the Municipality of São Paulo to ban toy giveaways with food.

The bill, authored by Arselino Tatto, also a member of the Mayor’s centre-left Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT), had been approved by the local legislature by a nearly unanimous vote on 2 July 2014 (See AEf Alert 04/07/14)....

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Brazil

On 3 September the Mexican Alliance for Food Safety (Alianza por la Salud Alimentaria, ASA) presented the report: "Food and beverage advertising to children: strategies of the industry", which calls for better regulation of HFSS food advertising to children, saying that the current rules are incomplete.

In the document, the NGO claims the industry is responsible for incomplete regulation and for failing to comply with existing rules, using deceptive techniques to attract children....

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Mexico

On 2 September, research network EU Kids Online released a report with recommendations to improve children’s online safety. The report highlights that self-regulation, with oversight by governmental bodies and the EC, remains the primary means of achieving public policy goals of enhancing online safety....

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EU

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