A proposal to extend the ban on TV junk food advertising isn’t supported by the evidence – and it could cause collateral damage.
Recent controversies about a cute cartoon character are part of a longer history of adults’ responses to media for very young children.
Announcing my new writing project Growing Up Modern: Childhood, Youth and Popular Culture Since 1945.
A proposal currently under consideration by the European Parliament would result in a complete ban on advertising and ‘commercial communications’ targeting children. But what is the logic for such a ban – and what unintended consequences might it have, especially for children’s television?
How can we understand the increasing recycling of children’s television? A few thoughts on the BBC’s return to Teletubby land.