While kids are increasingly digital consumers, that doesn’t mean they’re abandoning traditional entertainment.
This article titled “YouTube, apps and Minecraft: digital kids and the future of children’s media” was written by Stuart Dredge, for theguardian.com on Thursday 3rd July 2014 09.53 UTC
In 2014, children are playing Minecraft, watching YouTube and playing with apps – but they’re also still reading books, watching TV and playing with toys. Kids are more digital, but that doesn’t mean they’re abandoning traditional sources of entertainment.
That makes an event like the Children’s Media Conference very interesting. Founded as an annual gathering in Sheffield for children’s TV creators and executives, in recent years digital has played a growing role.