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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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Read the latest E-Bulletin August 17, 2017

The ACCM E-Bulletin 17 August 2017 is now available. Read it here Sign up to receive the fortnightly E-Bulletin on Facebook or with the form on our Contact page read more »

Australian and Children’s Screen Content Review: Consultation paper released August 14, 2017

The Australian and Children’s Content Review is inviting responses to a discussion paper which was released last week. Responses are due by Wednesday 20 September. The Consultation Paper can be accessed here. read more »

Australian children’s television viewing and multi-screen behaviour - new ACMA report August 7, 2017

A new Australian Communications and Media Authority research report, Children’s television viewing and multi-screen behaviour, examines the viewing habits of Australian children in the context of a multi-screen environment. A TV set is the device most frequently used to view children’s programs for those aged 0–14. YouTube, Netflix and free-to-air television read more »

Study backs claims re the effects of TV series about suicide August 3, 2017

Following its release earlier this year, the series 13 Reasons Why was blamed for an increased number of calls to helplines in Australia. Now a study published in the American Medical Association's journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, reports a large increase in suicide-related searches in the days after the show's release. read more »

A monster calls - a great film, but not for children! August 3, 2017

Parents are warned that the PG rating, with the consumer guidelines Mild themes and violence, some scenes may scare children, given by the Australian Classification Board to the film A monster calls could be deceptive.  The "mild themes" include a young boy with a mother dying of cancer, while the scenes that are likely read more »