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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30 May 2013 St Andrews Cathedral School, Sydney
In MarketingWeek on 10 May 2013, Lucy Tesseras wrote: Half of adults reject marketing to kids. Almost half of adults (49 per cent) believe marketers should be allowed to target children, according to research. read more »
In MarketingWeek on 2 May 2013, Lucy Tesseras wrote: The state of play. As the industry waits for the Government’s reaction to the Bailey Review and lobby groups step up their efforts to ban advertising to under-11s, can there ever be an ethical way to market to children? read more »
In the Sunday Herald Sun, May 11, 2013, Susie O'Brien wrote: Parents need game ratings they can trust "In January the ratings system for Australian material changed and a new R18+ classification was introduced. The change followed concerns that material given an adult classification overseas - or refused classification altogether - was read more »
New research has challenged the assumption that adults are better able to resist junk food advertisements than children.The study was led by Health Promotion Evaluation Unit Director Professor Simone Pettigrew, at The University of Western Australia and published in Public Health Nutrition, interviewed 2000 Australian adults and children, read more »
In a joint media release from Flinders University and ACCM, Elizabeth Handsley, Professor of Law at Flinders University and President of ACCM says that the new classification system for video games is not providing the promised better protection for Australian children. read more »