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 first hospital inpatient treatment program in the U.S. has opened in Bradford, Pennsylvania. The founder of the program, Dr. Kimberly Young, has opened several such centers in other countries over her 20 years of practice. She says that in her experience, net addicts get a high just like they read more »
ACMA research shows that 68 per cent of Australians (8.9 million) with an internet-enabled mobile phone downloaded a mobile application—commonly referred to as an ‘app’— in the six months to May 2013. More information about the ACMA research is available on their website read more »
The Parents’ Jury Fame and Shame Awards aim to raise awareness of the persuasive and misleading techniques that advertisers use to promote unhealthy foods and drinks to children, and to recognise the advertisements that promote healthy lifestyles to children in a fun and appealing way.Members of The Parents’ read more »
This new report from the UK based National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) describes the experiences of 11 and 12 year olds on social networking sites and looks at the roles parents, social network providers and regulation can play in protecting them. Researchers conducted an online self read more »
Paediatricians have warned that some children are now spending more time online or in front of TV than they do at school and should have their screen time restricted. Australian paediatricians are backing new guidance issued by the American Academy of Paediatrics, which urges parents to impose a "curfew'' for read more »