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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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Stop ambushing parents with program promos May 26, 2015

The Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) today launched a campaign to stop commercial TV stations from screening trailer for M and MA15+ programs in programs chosen for child and family viewing. read more »

Ask the mediatrician: How do we get the laptops, smartphones and tablets out of our kids’ bedrooms? May 19, 2015

Dr Michael Rich from the US Center on Media and Child Health provides a parent with tips on solving the problem of bedroom devices with different age groups. He says "The key with all three of your children—the adult, the defiant adolescent, and the compliant adolescent—is not to approach it read more »

New eBook from ACCM May 18, 2015

ACCM's new eBook Quality Play and Media in Childhood Education and Care is now available.What impact is using digital technology having on how children are developing? Is it harming them or is it helping them? What role do parents and caregivers have in all this? These are some read more »

Screen-Free Week May 4-10 2015 May 4, 2015

Screen-Free Week is an annual, international celebration when schools, families, and community groups pledge to spend seven days without entertainment screen media. Instead of watching TV, surfing the Internet, or playing video games, they read, play, think, create, get physically active, and spend more time with friends and family. read more »

Australian launch of Geckolife - a safe social media site April 9, 2015

Social media site GeckoLife, which is promoted as being designed with children’s safety in mind, has been launched in Australia. Rajeev Gupta, the Australian-based co-CEO of GeckoLife, says the website is free to all users, and gives parents of pre-teens the ability to oversee all connections, engagements and read more »