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The Wall Street Journal

In an academic article released online on 31 March by the Journal “JAMA Pediatrics”, academics from Dartmouth College (New Hampshire) found that a large majority of children did not identify milk featuring in McDonald's and Burger King children's adverts, or the apple slices in BK ads. The authors conclude that fast food restaurants’ attempts to depict healthier options in their adverts are unsuccessful as the products go unnoticed by children....

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The National Education Policy Center, based in the University of Colorado, recently released its Sixteenth Annual Report on Schoolhouse Commercialism: 2012-2013 denouncing the impact of commercial influence over children in schools, and criticizing policy-makers’ lack of action. The authors claim commercial practices threaten children and their education, particularly where nutrition and personal privacy are concerned....

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The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents nearly 400 councils in England and Wales, is calling for “pop-up health warnings” to accompany the “advergames”, which it says are addictive and entice young children or their parents to purchase products....

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United Kingdom

On 26 March 2014, the ad-hoc Committee on the Modernisation of the Consumer Protection Code adopted its final report. Although not the main focus of the reform, the report recommends introducing new rules to protect children from abusive advertising....

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Brazil

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

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

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The Economist

Many developers began holding their breath when changes to COPPA, the federal rule related to children’s online privacy, went into effect...

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Bloomberg Business Week