WSMC Foundation

About the Foundation


The World Summit On Media For Children Foundation was established by Dr Patricia Edgar in 1999 to promote the World Summit movement. The Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit public company incorporated in Victoria, Australia.

The Foundation's objectives are to encourage and promote the World Summit movement, as well as select and assist host organisations for future World Summits.

The Foundation is led by Adrian Mills and its Board of Directors. Foundation Patrons use their influence to support the Foundation.

Objectives of the Foundation

The World Summit on Media for Children Foundation is an independent body which uses its expertise, networks and influence to: 

  • Achieve a greater understanding of developments in children's media around the world.

  • Promote innovation in the development, design and provision of media for children.

  • Reinforce the constructive role of media in the development, education and wellbeing of children.

  • Draw the attention of key players in digital media to the importance of issues relating to children's lives.

  • Promote a charter of guiding principles in children's digital media.

  • Ensure the provision of high-quality digital resources for children will be guaranteed as the communications revolution proceeds.

  • Assist in providing future opportunities for high-quality media for children around the world.