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July 2021

CMC 2021: Preview – Perspective On… Escapism or Empowerment? Children’s Media’s Role in Motivating Action

Posted on: Monday 05 July 2021 3:27pm by Mary-Jane Attafuah

 Mary-Jane Attafuah from Tifi has produced a video for the Perspective On... strand at CMC 2021. It asks "to what extent should kids' media promote and encourage activism in the young audience?" 2020 left us with a sharpened awareness of our impact on the planet and each other. What this means for children and the future they’ll inhabit is unclear, but as the leaders of the future - today’s children will inherit the consequences of the environmental and social issues we have created. It seems children are already engaging with these issues. The Insights Family survey more than half a million children and parents every year to understand their attitudes and behaviour, and found that far from being passive observers, kids…

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CMC 2021: Preview – Inclusivity Now – Inclusion & Creativity: The Manga Connection

Posted on: Monday 05 July 2021 2:20pm by Nigel Twumasi

Nigel Twumasi presents the video in the CMC 2021 Inclusivity Now strand which considers the power of Manga to advance diversity and inclusion. Manga is a medium that is so often misunderstood, even as it fills the shelves of enthusiastic readers across the country. The Japanese form of comic storytelling is frequently seen through the narrow lens of a stereotype, leading content producers to miss the great potential it has to speak to a new generation eager to consume content that relates to them.  In our video, Inclusion & Creativity: The Manga Connection, we examine the medium and learn why manga strikes such a chord. Our contributors will highlight how it can act as a bridge for inclusion in children's…

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June 2021

CMC 2021: Preview: Inclusivity Now – Bringing Diversity to Life

Posted on: Friday 25 June 2021 10:39pm by Lydia Mossahebi

“When I was younger, I really didn’t understand how come kids on TV had blonde hair and why didn’t I have blonde hair? And then I just felt left out.” Mia - 11 years old  Diversity and inclusion is so often discussed as something producers and content makers strive for, but what steps need to be made to turn that into a reality and create tangible results for young audiences? In this session, Bringing Diversity to Life, we sought experts from Mattel, Viacom and the BBC, who have made an impact in this space to discuss the ways they’ve found to deliver content that really cuts through to the audience. It’s an honest conversation about the challenges they found along…

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CMC 2021: Preview – Perspective On… Happy Media, Happy Mind

Posted on: Friday 25 June 2021 10:38pm by Sallyann Keizer

Sallyann Keizer, MD of BAFTA-winning Sixth Sense Media and founder of two mental health non-profits, writes about her upcoming panel ‘Happy Media, Happy Mind’ and why 2021 is the year to open up a real conversation about child mental health. Early this year, I was asked to write an article for the Children's Media Yearbook on the importance of protecting child mental health. As a children’s content maker of 25 years and the founder of Bow-Wowza, a digital non-profit offering empowering children to flourish, this topic is close to my heart. I began the article with one of my favourite quotes, from Archbishop Desmond Tutu:  “There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the…

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