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ACCM review services under threat April 9, 2019

The South Australian and Federal governments say they can’t continue ACCM’s funding for the Know Before You Go and Know Before You Load movie and app reviews from June 30. Please  DONATE NOW  to help save them. read more »

Classification review announced for the film, Hellboy April 4, 2019

The Classification Review Board has received an application to review the classification of the film, Hellboy. Hellboy was classified R 18+ with the consumer advice ‘High impact violence, blood and gore’ by the Classification Board on 26 March 2019. The Classification Review Board will meet on 5 April 2019 to consider the read more »

Free evening seminar for South Australian parents, educators and health professionals. May 7th. April 1, 2019

Dr Susan Linn: The Hostile takeover of childhood - protecting children from hidden online marketing  A great opportunity for parents and teachers to engage with a leading expert on the commercialisation of childhood Tuesday 7th May, 2019 7:15pm - 8:45pm Concordia College Chapel24 Winchester St, Highgate,  Adelaide, SA 5063 FREE event (but audience must register) read more »

Bumblebee-A sting in the tail! December 19, 2018

The Transformers movie Bumblebee which is showing in the school holidays is likely to appeal to children, but parents should be aware that this film was originally classified as M, but was modified, and downgraded to PG.  ACCM feels that it should have retained the M classification due to the volume read more »

Read our latest E-Bulletin December 18, 2018

The ACCM E-Bulletin 17 December 2018 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 Senate Report on loot boxes recommends a comprehensive review November 29, 2018

The Australian Senate Environment and Communications References Committee has delivered its final report examining loot boxes in video games. The ‘Gaming micro-transactions for chance-based items’ report culminates in a single recommendation: that the Australian Government “undertake a comprehensive review of loot boxes in video games.” Read more about this read more »

Read our latest E-Bulletin November 22, 2018

The ACCM E-Bulletin 22 November 2018 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 »

Read our latest E-Bulletin October 30, 2018

The ACCM E-Bulletin 30 October 2018 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 »

Read our latest E-Bulletin October 15, 2018

The ACCM E-Bulletin 11 October 2018 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 »

Statement on young children and digital technologies launched at the 2018 ECA National Conference September 22, 2018

 Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has launched an important statement which recognises the increasing role of interactive and digital technologies in the lives of young children. The Statement, developed in consultation with the sector and under the guidance of ECA’s Digital Policy Group, provides an evidence base from which educators can read more »

Read the latest E-Bulletin September 18, 2018

The ACCM E-Bulletin 18 September 2018 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 »

September 10-16 is Media Literacy Week in Australia September 10, 2018

Check out the ABC website for information, a news diet challenge, and resources for students and teachers to help you navigate the modern media landscape.  read more »

Why it’s time to end the policy limbo threatening Australian children’s TV September 6, 2018

Anna Potter writes for the conversation on the uncertain fate of local content quotas and funding for original local children’s TV.  Read the full article on the conversation website read more »

It's National eSmart Week - 2-8 September 2018 September 4, 2018

National eSmart Week is dedicated to building an eSmart Australia. It is a week where communities come together to encourage everyone to be smart, safe and responsible when using digital technology. It creates awareness, solutions and ideas for community education on issues of cyber safety, bullying and wellbeing online, and read more »

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