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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Latest News

Australia’s national classification scheme has 'reel' problems November 25, 2019

MORE than 75 per cent of Australian parents of young children say the PG category for films, games and apps is too broad. And 88 per cent of them think an age-based system would be more useful to them than the present one. These are the findings of an online read more »

Code of ethics review consultation extended November 18, 2019

Public consultation on a review of the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA)'s code of ethics has been extended. In an email to ACCM, the AANA said a "number of stakeholders have asked for and been granted extensions so the Code review is still receiving further input". The email also said the Code would read more »

New government classification website to be launched November 12, 2019

New government classification website to be launched  The Federal Government will launch a new classification website on Wednesday, November 13. The assistant secretary of the communications and the arts departments' classification branch, Aaron O'Neill, emailed "key stakeholders" on Tuesday, November 12, to advise them of the new website. In the email, Mr O'Neill said read more »

Our president's challenge for action at the digital environments and developing minds conference November 12, 2019

Our president's challenge for action at the Digital environments and developing minds conference ACCM president Elizabeth Handsley's presentation Responsibilities and rights: stepping up to the plate is now available online via PowerPoint presentation and discusses the rights of children for protection from harm as well as to media that benefitted them, and for read more »

Ad Standards rules only one It: Chapter Two promo is "excessively menacing" October 17, 2019

Ad Standards rules only one It: Chapter Two promo is "excessively menacing" - despite many parents complaining of "confronting" posters and trailers  A BILLBOARD advertisement for the horror movie It: Chapter Two - featuring the title character's mouth dripping blood - has been deemed as "excessively menacing" by the Ad Standards community panel. The panel ruled last read more »