Australian Council on Children and the Media
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The Australian Council on Children and the Media provides evidence-based reviews, information and advocacy to support healthy media choices for children. ACCM is national, not-for-profit  and reliant on community support. You can help

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Government tables response to Senate Committee inquiry: Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet April 20, 2017

The Turnbull Government today tabled its response to a Senate References Committee on Environment and Communications report on Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet. The Committee’s report made four recommendations. Read the full media release Read the Committee’s report and the Government’s read more »

Read the latest E-Bulletin April 18, 2017

The ACCM E-Bulletin 18 April 2017 is now available. Read it here Sign up to receive the fortnightly E-Bulletin  on Facebook or with the form on our Contact page read more »

Does Australia's classification system suit the needs of your family? Last chance to complete our short survey. April 17, 2017

This is your chance to tell us whether Australia's classification system for films and games suits your family's needs. Your opinion could help to make a real difference. Australia's present classification system for movies and games uses the classifications G, PG, M, MA15+ and R18+. All except R18+ are about read more »

Industry lobbies for removal of the quality children’s quotas on commercial TV April 11, 2017

According to The Australian newspaper of 10 April, the TV industry has told a House Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts inquiry into the factors contributing to the growth and sustainability of the Australian film and TV industry that it thinks the long standing requirements (1979) for quality quotas read more »

Australian researchers have contributed to a seven nation study of the impacts of media violence on youth April 10, 2017

The study, just published online in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, used the same research methodology in each of Australia, China, Croatia, Germany, Japan, Romania, and the US. It found that violent media use was positively and significantly related to aggressive behaviour in all 7 countries media violence impacts were read more »