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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Get posters and trailers for violent and scary movies out of public spaces September 19, 2019

Get posters and trailers for violent and scary movies out of public spaces Parents are emailing, phoning and messaging us at the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) outraged by the graphic images currently on public display to promote horror and violent movies. Children read more »

ACCM: Advertising code of ethics fails to protect children September 17, 2019

  ACCM: Advertising code of ethics fails to protect children  Rules around advertising for violent and horrific films need to be tightened, ACCM says. The Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) will urge the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA), in its review of its code read more »

IT: Chapter 2 raises fresh concerns about horror movie promo and children September 17, 2019

Source: 9 News screenshot  Horror movie promotions: impacts on children not understood “Horror movies promoted using graphic outdoor posters, and trailers on TV and the internet, are scaring young children, and putting them at risk of long term problems. The government needs to read more »

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 »