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

The March Small Screen is out now! March 31, 2020

The latest small screen newsletter is available to subscribers here. This edition includes a preview of the new book, Fear in Front of the Screen, the story behind a ruling against Channel 9 and how ACCM's Know Before You Go review service is adapting to the closure of cinemas across read more »

Children, COVID-19 closures and screen time March 26, 2020

Our latest e-bulletin is out now! Read our March 24 edition here which includes: Four ways to keep your children entertained while you're at home due to Coronavirus  Latest in world news, including a ban on certain app features and advertising aimed at children in the US The latest movie reviews, read more »

March 11 e-bulletin out now! March 10, 2020

Our latest e-bulletin is out now! Read our March 11 edition here which includes: ACCM's submission to the government's classification review  Latest in world news, including a ban on food billboards near schools  The latest movie reviews, including The Call of the Wild   read more »

Editorial: One size does not always fit all March 2, 2020

  BRIDGET Fair, chief executive officer of the free-to-air TV industry body Free TV Australia, gained quite a bit of coverage with her media release of February 25 titled 'Free TV Broadcasters welcome greater harmonisation of classification rules'. In this Ms Fair (inset, below) read more »

Change Australia's classification system: reduce children's exposure to glamorised violence February 27, 2020

  “The message that ‘violence works and violence wins’ is embedded in many computer games and films played or seen by children and teens, and is causing them harm” says Prof Elizabeth Handsley, President of the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM). “Our classification system provides easy access to read more »