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Germany’s Federal Network Agency, the telecommunications watchdog, ordered parents to destroy or disable My Friend Cayla doll, a smart connected doll, because of the risks it creates for children’s privacy and safety. The doll, which allows children to access the internet via speech recognition software and replies to children’s questions, could be used for spying in children, the watchdog warned....

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Germany

A new study by the Cancer Council NSW found that the rate of unhealthy food and beverage advertising on TV has not dropped since 2011, suggesting minimal impact of the self-regulatory industry initiatives. The authors urge the government “to take long-awaited action to regulate to protect children from the impact and influence of junk food advertising.”...

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Australia

study conducted by academics from the Radboud University (the Netherlands) and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain) and published in the Journal Appetite shows that on-screen messages warning children of the commercial intent of advergames are ineffective and could even encourage children to eat more....

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EU

The Spanish Consumers Organisation (OCU) issued a press release calling on the government to ban the advertising of 'unhealthy' food and beverage to children....

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Spain

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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LSE

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

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Ad News

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

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EurActiv

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