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26 Sep 2014 - The Huffington Post: Know What's Inside Your Kids' Apps

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The Huffington Post

Canada’s main opposition party NPD (New Democratic Party) has committed to introducing a national ban on food and beverage advertising aimed at children under 13 - similar to that in Québec – if it wins the next general elections in 2015....

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Canada

On  the 25th Anniversary of the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child members of the House of Lords discussed the impact of the convention on children’s and young people’s online and digital interactions. The discussion was brought by Baroness Kidron, who in her speech outlined how the rapid growth of internet use is  an “unparalleled opportunity” that brings however great challenges and contradictions. “The digital world is one of infinite possibility, but it was not designed with children in mind” she said. Many of her comments focused on Article 16 of the convention that covers a child’s right to privacy.  The Baroness highlighted the risks of children’s over exposure as statistics show that  98% of 9 to 16 year-olds in the UK are online....

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An academic study published earlier this fall in the International Journal of Advertising found that South Korean children who watch television shows with action or violence are more susceptible to messages in the advertisements shown during the programmes....

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South Korea

Consumer group Foodwatch has lent support to a coalition of 11 professional medical societies, including the German Diabetes Association and German Cancer Aid, which are calling for a ban on food advertising aimed at children, among other measures inspired by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Action Plan against non-communicable diseases (NCDs) 2013-2020....

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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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26 Sep 2014 - The Huffington Post: Know What's Inside Your Kids' Apps

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

16 Sep 2014 - The Guardian: Know What's Inside Your Kids' Apps

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

06 Jul 2014 - The Guardian: Know What's Inside Your Kids' Apps

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: Know What's Inside Your Kids' Apps

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