Australian Council on Children and the Media
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Australian Council on Children and the Media

Promoting healthy choices and stronger voices in children’s media

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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ACCM CEO at World Summit on Media for Children September 16, 2014

Barbara Biggins, Hon CEO of ACCM gave two papers at the World Summit on Media for Children and its preconference workshops in Kuala Lumpur, Sep 8-10. The topics were Sex, violence and rock and roll: Using old and new media safely and Want a cookie little girl? read more »

Child Protection Week 7- 13 September 2014 September 9, 2014

This week is Child Protection Week and hundreds of community events will be held across the country to raise awareness of ways in which all Australians can nurture and protect children, young people and their families. There will also be presentations of Play Your Part Awards for inspiring prevention initiatives. read more »

Book Week 2014 August 18, 2014

Children's Book Week runs from 16 to 22 August. The winners have been announced by the Children's Book Council of Australia and can be found listed on the CBCA website along with other information about celebrating Book Week. read more »

Violent video games linked to teenage crime risk August 7, 2014

A US study has found that violent video games glorifying antisocial characters could increase teenage gamers’ risk of criminal and other risky behaviour like smoking and alcohol use. The study by Dartmouth College researchers involved 5,000 teenagers surveyed over 5 years. It was published in the Journal of Personality and Social read more »

Join the campaign against offensive advertising July 14, 2014

An Australian mother has organised a petition to stop the use of misogynistic and degrading slogans by the “Wicked Campers” company. Read more and sign the petition now. read more »