Latest News on Children and the Media

Guest Editorial: Reset Australia discusses an Australian Privacy Code November 8, 2021

  By Elena Yi-Ching Ho & Rys Farthing The long awaited Enhancing Online Privacy Bill paves the way for an Australian privacy code, that addresses how all Australian’s data can be used on social media platforms (think TikTok), large online platforms (like Spotify) and by data brokers read more »

Editorial: ACCM on the Restricted Access System Declaration October 7, 2021

Guest authored by our president, Prof Elizabeth Handsley  The eSafety Commissioner has called for comment on the Discussion Paper on the RAS. Here’s an edited version of ACCM’s submission: Regulatory measures to protect the interests of children as media users read more »

Instagram puts welcome pause on service for kids. September 30, 2021

In response to significant concerns, Instragram has put a welcome pause on its new app for kids. Listen to ACCM’s President, Prof Elizabeth Handsley, on ABC Newsradio discussing it here. read more »

ACCM's small screen celebrates 35 years in print! August 17, 2021

ACCM’s monthly review of children and media news, small screen, celebrates 35 years in print! To subscribe to small screen, download and complete the application form. read more »

July 28 e-bulletin is out now! July 28, 2021

Our latest e-bulletin is out now! This e-bulletin covers the latest developments and research in children and media. Read it here   read more »

UK group 5 Rights launches compelling new research, 'Pathways: How digital design puts children at risk'. July 26, 2021

UK group 5 Rights has launched compelling new research, 'Pathways: How digital design puts children at risk'. The report highlights a "profound carelessness and disregard for children, embedded in the features, products, and services - the norms - of the digital world". read more »

July 8 e-bulletin is out now! July 8, 2021

Our latest e-bulletin is out now! This e-bulletin covers the latest developments and research in children and media. Read it here   read more »

June 10 e-bulletin is out now! June 10, 2021

Our latest e-bulletin is out now! ACCM launches innovative app privacy check service. Read it here   read more »

May 20 e-bulletin is out now! May 20, 2021

Our latest e-bulletin is out now! This e-bulletin covers the latest developments and research in children and media. Read it here   read more »

US Senate probes apps and marketing to children May 18, 2021

Protecting Kids Online: Internet Privacy and Manipulative Marketing read more »

Editorial: Classifiers differ about Ascendant May 5, 2021

                  The Australian film Ascendant was classified MA15+ for strong themes and violence by the Classification Board (CB) on March 30. On April 6, a three-member panel of the Classification Review Board (CRB) overturned this decision, lowering the classification to ‘M’with consumer read more »

April 29 e-bulletin is out now! May 3, 2021

Our latest e-bulletin is out now! This e-bulletin includes the latest in child development news and our newest movie reviews. Read it here   read more »

ACCC releases interim report April 30, 2021

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) releases its second Digital Platform Services Inquiry interim report. read more »

Australia: Tech giant crackdown April 30, 2021

Australia: Cyber giants that spy on kids through social media, tech-toys and online games could risk $10 million fines under federal government plans to protect children's privacy read more »

Australia: Profiling Children for Advertising report April 26, 2021

Public policy advocate Reset Australia launched its report Profiling Children for Advertising: Facebook’s Monetisation of Young People’s Personal Data. read more »