YouTube plans to hire moderators to remove content not suitable for children. Since disturbing and harmful videos are easily accessible on YouTube via YouTube Kids app or directly on the site. Last month The New York Times reported how disturbing scenes such as “Mickey Mouse in a pool of blood while Minnie Mouse watches, aghast” are easily accessible on the YouTube...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo

Policy for play needs a long-term approach

In this second part of an adaptation of his presentation to the Child in the City international seminar in London last month, Adrian Voce suggests that creating optimum conditions for children to play as their...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

The London Plan is just the start

Does the new London Plan, published last week by Mayor Sadiq Khan, herald a renewal of the UK capital’s commitments to become a genuinely child friendly city? Holly Weir, who worked on the plan for...Read more
|Comment|author: Holly Weir

Germany bans smart watches for children

Concerns over smart watches for children breaching Germany’s strict surveillance laws have led to a ban on their sale by the country’s telecommunications regulator. The Guardian reports. Germany’s telecoms regulator has banned the sale of “smart watches”...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Architects reactivate space through play

Underused public spaces in Mexico City are to be reimagined by the winners of an innovative ‘Urban Toys’ competition to find the most playful designs. Karina Zatarain reports How can play areas in cities open up new ways to...Read more
|Comment|author: Karina Zatarain

Paris to open school grounds as public spaces

As part of its new ‘resilience strategy’, the French capital has launched a programme to transform its state schoolyards into green, inclusive public spaces. Adrian Voce reports. Paris will open up school grounds to the local...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce