Australian Council on Children and the Media
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ACCM

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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International expert to keynote event August 15, 2019

AN expert in media in the lives of young people will headline the Digital Environments and Developing Minds: Research and Strategies for Professionals, Producers and Policy Makers conference in Sydney on October 28. Dr Jessica Taylor Piotrowski is an associate professor working in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research section read more »

SBS to screen new drama focusing on students and social media use July 30, 2019

Young people's explicit use of social media will be one of the focuses of a new mini-series debuting in August on SBS.  The Hunting, starring Asher Keddie and Richard Roxburgh, tells the story of two high school teachers who discover students are sharing sexually explicit images of their underage peers on read more »

Take our new online survey July 23, 2019

We'd like to hear your views about how useful Australia's classification system is to you and your children. Take our five minute survey here!   read more »

Annabelle Comes Home - why does it have an 'M' rating July 4, 2019

The horror flick Annabelle Comes Home is released in cinemas this month. While previous instalments in the series have been classified MA15+, the new movie has been given an M rating in Australia, in contrast to the UK's 15 rating (the equivalent to our MA15+ rating) and the Netherlands classification of read more »

ACCM’s reviews continue for now, but more funding needed July 4, 2019

The SA Government ceased funding  Know Before You Go and Know Before You Load movie and app reviews on June 30. To date, no other government funding has been forthcoming. For the last 17 years, ACCM’s skilled movie and app reviewers have watched over a read more »