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Australian Office of the eSafety Commissioner reports on a year of achievement. July 26, 2016

A year after its establishment on 1 July 2015, the Office of the eSafety Commissioner has issued an online report on its achievements. Read the report Read the media release read more »

US pediatricians speak out on virtual violence July 19, 2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement about the effects of virtual violence on children. They say that their statement "aims to summarize the current state of scientific knowledge regarding the effects of virtual violence on children’s attitudes and behaviors and to make specific recommendations for pediatricians, parents, read more »

Noni Hazlehurst and Sally Sara to join July conference discussion panel June 28, 2016

Noni Hazlehurst AM and Sally Sara from ABC Foreign Correspondent will join the final discussion panel at the Sydney Conference Violence in the Media: The stories and the science to be presented on 18 July by ACCM in partnership with Children and Families Research Centre at Macquarie University. The panel will read more »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the shadows classified PG upon review June 9, 2016

The latest TMNT movie is released in Australian cinemas today. The film was originally classified M with the guideline ‘Action violence’ by the Australian Classification Board but, following an appeal, a three-member panel of the Classification Review Board has unanimously determined that the film should be classified PG (Parental Guidance) read more »

Classification review announced for latest TMNT movie June 2, 2016

The Classification Review Board has received an application to review the classification of the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. The film was classified M with the consumer advice 'Action violence' by the Classification Board on 30 May 2016. The Classification Review Board will meet on 7 June read more »