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Read the latest E-Bulletin February 15, 2018

The ACCM E-Bulletin 13 February 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 »

Julie Gale: a pioneer campaigner against the sexualisation of children February 13, 2018

Julie Gale has lost her long battle with cancer. She was a co-campaigner with ACCM for many years,in raising public consciousness about the sexualisation of children in and by the media. Julie was a much loved, warm, very funny, and perceptive woman who entertained while she educated us all about read more »

Safer Internet Day - 6 February 2018 February 5, 2018

Safer Internet Day (SID) is an annual, worldwide event held on Tuesday 6 February 2018 to help encourage a better internet. This year’s theme is ‘Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you’. The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is the official Committee for Safer Internet Day in Australia—responsible read more »

International group calls on Facebook to scrap Messenger Kids February 1, 2018

Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to discontinue Messenger Kids, its new messaging app aimed at children in the 6-12 age group.  Led by the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), the group of over 100 people, which includes psychiatrists, pediatricians and educators, sent a letter to read more »

Read the latest E-Bulletin January 30, 2018

The ACCM E-Bulletin 30 January 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 the latest E-Bulletin January 16, 2018

The ACCM E-Bulletin 16 January 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 »

Apple shareholders call for Apple to act on children and mobile phones January 9, 2018

Apple has been asked to take urgent action to deal with children's smartphone addiction, amid fears that phone use and social media could be damaging the young generation who often spend hours on their phones every day. Two Apple shareholders, New York-based Jana Partners and the California State read more »

AMA call for ban on advertising junk food to children January 8, 2018

In a position statement released on 7 January, the Australian Medical Association has called for a number of measures to combat the growing obesity problem in Australia. These include a tax on sugary drinks and a ban on the advertising of junk foods to children. The paper states that, 'Advertising read more »

Read the latest E-Bulletin December 19, 2017

The ACCM E-Bulletin 18 December 2017 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 »

UK report says digital habits start young and impact the journey to adulthood December 7, 2017

The newly released report Digital Childhood – Addressing Childhood Development Milestones in the Digital Environment considers how growing up in the digital environment directly impacts on a child’s development trajectory. It concludes that a managed route from infancy to adulthood is as important in the digital environment as it is read more »

Read the latest E-Bulletin November 28, 2017

The ACCM E-Bulletin 28 November 2017 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 »

Australia’s first national children’s news and media report launched in Sydney November 20, 2017

News and Australian children: How young people access, perceive and are affected by the news was released today by Western Sydney University, Queensland University of Technology and Crinkling News. The report details how 8 -16 year-olds in Australia consume and interact with news and media. It underscores the need for a read more »

Trailers in cinemas: no changes to rules November 9, 2017

The Minister for Communications has today decided not to change the rules relating to the ways in which trailers for unclassified films can be shown in cinemas. The rules stand: all trailers for films which are, or are likely to be, a higher classification than the feature cannot be read more »

Advertising Standards Board determinations on movie trailer complaints November 9, 2017

The Advertising Standards Board has made 8 decisions (or Determinations) related to trailers for cinema films between July and October this year. The complaints lodged with the ASB related to the screening of trailers for M or MA15+ movies on free- to- air TV, and all except one related read more »

Read the latest E-Bulletin October 26, 2017

The ACCM E-Bulletin 24 October 2017 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 »

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