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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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Screen time: What's happening in our homes? June 21, 2017

The latest Australian Child Health Poll Screen time: what's happening in our homes? was released today. The poll found that almost all Australian teenagers, two-thirds of primary school-aged children and one-third of preschoolers own their own tablet or smartphone. Many children also have their own social media accounts and read more »

Violence in the Media - a selection of video recordings from our conference in 2016 June 15, 2017

On Monday 18th July, 2016, the Australian Council on Children and the Media partnered with the Children and Families Research Centre at Macquarie University to present a one day conference in Sydney on Violence in the Media. Generation Next produced the following video recording of a selection of the presentations including: read more »


ACCM joins the #SaveKidsTV campaign to save Australian children’s content. For more information and to take action please read the full media release (below) or visit the #SavekidsTV campaign website. read more »

Conference and ACCM's 60th B'day May 9, 2017

On Friday 5th May, 2017 ACCM held a national conference (Tots and Tech: challenges for early childhood in a digital age) and a cocktail reception to celebrate our 60th Birthday.The conference was an overwhelming success with approximately 100 people attending. read more »

National Survey: Australia's classification scheme needs less PG and more guidance for parents May 1, 2017

Australia’s National Classification Scheme (NCS) does not give them enough information say 82% of Australian parents and carers”. And 89% think that an age-based system would suit their needs better.   These are the findings of an online survey conducted between March and April this year, by the Australian Council read more »