Towards Well-Being? Stimuli for Shared Practice on Policy and Regulation

  • Naomi Sakr
  • Jeanette Steemers


This chapter concerns itself with policies designed to promote children’s well-being through media. First, it looks at different ways of regulating screen media for children’s benefit, focusing on the principles of provision, protection and participation that underpin the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)—before considering collaborative initiatives between regulatory bodies aimed at reducing disparities in European and Arab regulatory approaches. Adaptation of regulatory practices to the digital era is identified as a major challenge in both regions alongside differing interpretations and implementation of Article 17 of the CRC. Opportunities for national and transnational policy communities are then scrutinised as a route towards knowledge exchange and shared practices, revealing resistance from Arab states to activity that might enhance children’s media rights.


Children’s media policy Children’s media rights Children’s media regulation Convention on the Rights of the Child General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Online regulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naomi Sakr
    • 1
  • Jeanette Steemers
    • 2
  1. 1.Westminster School of Media and CommunicationUniversity of WestminsterHarrowUK
  2. 2.Department of Culture, Media & Creative IndustriesKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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