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


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APA review confirms link between playing violent video games and aggression August 17, 2015

Violent video game play is linked to increased aggression in players but insufficient evidence exists about whether the link extends to criminal violence or delinquency, according to a new American Psychological Association task force report. Read the full media release read more »

Australian study shows that watching food ads on television is bad for children’s diets August 12, 2015

A University of Wollongong study has shown that Australian children who watch TV commercials are more likely to have poorer diets compared to those who don’t. The study was led by dietitian and public health expert Dr Bridget Kelly. It looked at the impact of children’s exposure to read more »

Media researchers agree that violent media increases aggression in children, and paediatricians and parents concur August 4, 2015

This study finds that the only question on which groups differed in their opinions was whether media violence was a major factor in producing real-life violence: parents and pediatricians agreed that it was. Although a few vocal researchers claim there is a “debate” on this issue, the overwhelming majority of read more »

New book: Children's wellbeing in the media age July 20, 2015

Children's wellbeing in the media age:Multidisciplinary perspectives from the Harvard-Australia Symposium. Elizabeth Handsley, Colin MacDougall and Michael Rich (eds). Federation Press 2015  Children, from infancy through adolescence, now spend more time consuming media content than they do in school, with parents or engaging in any activity read more »

Classification included in Senate Inquiry into personal choice July 9, 2015

On 25 June 2015, the Senate referred an Inquiry into Personal Choice and Community Impacts to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 13 June 2016. The inquiry is looking into the economic and social impact of legislation, policies or Commonwealth guidelines introduced to restrict personal choice 'for read more »