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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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Invitation to participate in study of online behaviour and cyberbullying August 14, 2018

You are invited to participate in a 7-nation study of online behaviour and cyberbullying being conducted by Dr Wayne Warburton, Karolina Strozek and Dr Chris Barlett. Participants must reside in Australia, speak English adequately and be 18-25 years old. Participants will go into a draw to win a $50.00 gift voucher. If read more »

Fastfood industry criticised over continued marketing to children - new Australian report July 26, 2018

The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) report claims that fast food retailers, including McDonald’s, have failed to protect children from exposure to junk food marketing, despite the introduction of self-regulated codes in 2009 that promised to do just that. OPC Executive Manager, Jane Martin, claims that the bar is set “too low”, read more »

New UK report - The design strategies keeping children online July 12, 2018

The UK group 5Rights Foundation has just published its report, “Disrupted childhood: the cost of persuasive design”. The report explains how persuasive design strategies, deployed to maximise the collection of personal data, impact on children’s social, mental and physical development. It “highlights how automated technology both leverages and reinforces read more »

WHO confirms “gaming disorder” as a mental health disorder July 5, 2018

On 18 June the World Health Organization (WHO) released its new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). And for the first time WHO is classifying gaming disorder as an addictive behaviour disorder so now it will be possible to measure how many people are affected. read more »

Call for submissions - have your say about Children's Rights in Australia May 14, 2018

Australia is currently preparing for its appearance before the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. This Committee monitors Australia’s progress in fulfilling its obligations under: the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale read more »