By: Katherine Barfield On March 18, 2021, Buzzfeed obtained an internal memo from Facebook stating that Facebook plans to launch a version of Instagram for Kids under 13. This came two days after Instagram published a blog post called “Continuing to Make Instagram Safer for the Youngest Members of Our Community” which addressed bullying, adult predators, … Continue reading Who Wants Cookies for Breakfast?
CMA members Caroline and Katherine Brickley, twin sisters and co-founders of Blossom, an independent children's media company, began developing their new children's picture book, The Friendly Bookshelf, more than a year ago. As the story addresses critical social-emotional learning components in a never-before-seen way, the sisters wanted to find a child development expert to collaborate on this project with … Continue reading Mentorship Program Sparks Opportunity for Collaboration
On October 28th, the Children’s Media Association hosted an event on how to create AR, AI, and VR content geared towards children. I’m personally super excited to see more interactive content made possible through AR integration so I couldn’t wait to see the visual examples the speakers had planned. The event was moderated by Sherri … Continue reading Future-Proofing: AI, AR and VR Content For Kids Event Recap
On October 24th, the Children’s Media Association hosted an exceptional panel of storytellers as they spoke on the defining moments that brought them into the children’s media world and how they found their voices. Carly Ciarrocchi (Weird but True) hosted the event with storytellers Josh Dela Cruz (Blues Clues & You!), Kay Wilson Stallings (Sesame … Continue reading CMA Storytime 2020 Recap: VOICE
On October 6th, the Children’s Media Association hosted an exceptional panel on the topic of LGBTQ+ representation in children’s media. Host Lindz Amer began by introducing the speakers: Shadi Petosky (Executive Producer of Danger and Eggs), Noelle Stevenson (Creator/Show-Runner of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power) and Rebecca Sugar (Creator of Steven Universe). The first … Continue reading Celebrating Radical Queer Joy in Children’s Media