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Australian Council on Children and the Media

Promoting healthy choices and stronger voices in children’s media

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Maze Runner

Not recommended under 15 due to violent and disturbing scenes.
22 September 2014

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How to help children deal with traumatic events in the media. December 18, 2014

In the aftermath of the Sydney siege and the recent happenings in Pakistan, parents may be wondering how to talk to children about these events. Useful information for dealing with children who are worried can be found in the ACCM parent guide -  Dealing with harms that have already read more »

The Mediatrician’s holiday tips for making the most out of family movie time December 17, 2014

Holidays bring  friends and family together. It can be a great time to watch a DVD or downloaded movie, or go out as a group to watch a new release. Here are some tips from the US Center on Media and Child Health  that can help you choose read more »

Please help - Survey of children's technology use November 17, 2014

Please take part in a Curtin University survey of children's use of electronic devices. The use of electronic devices like (TV, computers, tablets and smart phones) by children has changed markedly in the last 50 years. Parents, early childhood educators and popular media are asking for information on how the use read more »

Susan Greenfield to be a guest on ABC's Q and A program. November 6, 2014

ACCM patron, Baroness Susan Greenfield - neuroscientist, writer and broadcaster - is a guest on Q and A on Monday 10 November. Susan Greenfield has written a new book ,  Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains.  In this book she read more »

Children's Week 18 - 26 October 2014 October 20, 2014

Children's Week is an annual celebration which includes Universal Children's Day which will be celebrated on Wednesday 22 October. The theme for 2014 is Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - You have the right to speak and be heard . More information read more »