The Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM), incorporating Young Media Australia, is a unique national community organisation whose members share a strong commitment to the promotion of the healthy development of Australian children. Their particular interest and expertise is in the role that media experiences play in that development.
The Australian Council on Children and the Media promotes healthy choices and stronger voices in children’s media and is a comprehensive source of information about children and the media.
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The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne is running a drop-in green screen workshop in the school holidays. It will give kids a chance to play a part in an exciting expedition as it unfolds across a series of exotic locations inspired by the Madagascar movies. They read more »
Barbara Biggins, Hon CEO of ACCM gave two papers at the World Summit on Media for Children and its preconference workshops in Kuala Lumpur, Sep 8-10. The topics were Sex, violence and rock and roll: Using old and new media safely and Want a cookie little girl? read more »
This week is Child Protection Week and hundreds of community events will be held across the country to raise awareness of ways in which all Australians can nurture and protect children, young people and their families. There will also be presentations of Play Your Part Awards for inspiring prevention initiatives. read more »
Children's Book Week runs from 16 to 22 August. The winners have been announced by the Children's Book Council of Australia and can be found listed on the CBCA website along with other information about celebrating Book Week. read more »
A US study has found that violent video games glorifying antisocial characters could increase teenage gamers’ risk of criminal and other risky behaviour like smoking and alcohol use. The study by Dartmouth College researchers involved 5,000 teenagers surveyed over 5 years. It was published in the Journal of Personality and Social read more »