The pandemic pause on local children's television content has become policy. Now what for kids' TV?
The new first form at Malory Towers is more diverse than Blyton’s original.
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It might seem like nostalgic escapism, but the show has a revisionist impulse at its heart.
YouTube has been forced to change the way it presents videos to children.
The complex user-generated nature of YouTube content for kids is proving difficult to control for the online giant, who have been issued with a US$170 million fine for breaching children's privacy.
It's not just a storm in a fruit cup – branding fuels our appetite for unhealthy foods.
Photo by Laurie Sparham © 2017 Disney Enterprises, Inc.
The latest fairy tale movie from Disney has a dark twist, so it's right on trend.
Learning to form friendships is a key part of growing up.
Evie Macdonald in First Day (2017), which won a prestigious children’s television award earlier this year.
Amid endless reviews into the future of local screen content, uncertainty reigns on issues such as the impact of Netflix, the fate of local content quotas and funding for original children's TV.
The bedtime crew.
Upsy Daisy and the Tombliboos are finely tuned in to the developing minds of toddlers.
Television continues to be the main source of media consumption for kids.
It's not just how characters look. How they talk and the role they play have a profound impact on kids, who are quick to categorize characters as 'good' or 'bad' based on superficial qualities.
Scenes from the early days of pop music, Horrible Histories-style.
The series has an impressive quarter century history of its own.
The cast of The New Legends of Monkey.
ABC's The New Legends of Monkey puts a fresh spin on the '80s cult classic Monkey' continuing a long tradition of culture crossing.
Clips of Peppa Pig on YouTube aren’t always what you expect them to be.
More than 300 hours of content are uploaded to YouTube every minute - and many children's clips are unauthorised, sneaky or even disturbing. Being aware is the first step.
My Little Pony fan, Michael Anderson, a Brony, at the Dragon Con science fiction and fantasy convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in 2014.
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The adult fans of My Little Pony are both a blessing and a curse for marketing the new movie.
How much is too much screen time for kids?
For decades, parents have fretted over 'screen time,' limiting the hours their children spend looking at a screen. But as times change, so does media... and how parents should (or shouldn't) regulate it.
Ebonnie Masini and Rian McLean in Round the Twist (1989), one of Australia’s most fondly remembered children’s TV dramas.
Australian Children's Television Foundation
TV networks must produce new local children's TV drama each year - but they are increasingly making animation, with little sense of place. We need shows that will reflect kids' lives back to them.
In the absence of content quotas, the broadcaster’s children’s offerings seem vulnerable to cuts.
We know the ABC is facing tough times, given the decision last year to cut its budget by A$254 million over five years. But how hard are those cuts falling on locally-produced children's TV?