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Australian Council on Children and the Media

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Please help - Survey of children's technology use November 17, 2014

Please take part in a Curtin University survey of children's use of electronic devices. The use of electronic devices like (TV, computers, tablets and smart phones) by children has changed markedly in the last 50 years. Parents, early childhood educators and popular media are asking for information on how the use read more »

Susan Greenfield to be a guest on ABC's Q and A program. November 6, 2014

ACCM patron, Baroness Susan Greenfield - neuroscientist, writer and broadcaster - is a guest on Q and A on Monday 10 November. Susan Greenfield has written a new book ,  Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains.  In this book she read more »

Children's Week 18 - 26 October 2014 October 20, 2014

Children's Week is an annual celebration which includes Universal Children's Day which will be celebrated on Wednesday 22 October. The theme for 2014 is Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - You have the right to speak and be heard . More information read more »

Learn how a green screen works this holidays September 25, 2014

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne is running a drop-in green screen workshop in the school holidays. It will give kids a chance to play a part in an exciting expedition as it unfolds across a series of exotic locations inspired by the Madagascar movies. They read more »

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 »