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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 »
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 »
The ACCM E-Bulletin 30 August 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 Submission to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee Inquiry into gaming micro-transactions for chance-based items read more »
You are invited to participate in a 7-nation study of online behaviour and cyberbullying being conducted by Dr Wayne Warburton, Karolina Strozek and Dr Chris Barlett. Participants must reside in Australia, speak English adequately and be 18-25 years old. Participants will go into a draw to win a $50.00 gift voucher. If read more »
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) report claims that fast food retailers, including McDonald’s, have failed to protect children from exposure to junk food marketing, despite the introduction of self-regulated codes in 2009 that promised to do just that. OPC Executive Manager, Jane Martin, claims that the bar is set “too low”, read more »
The UK group 5Rights Foundation has just published its report, “Disrupted childhood: the cost of persuasive design”. The report explains how persuasive design strategies, deployed to maximise the collection of personal data, impact on children’s social, mental and physical development. It “highlights how automated technology both leverages and reinforces read more »
On 18 June the World Health Organization (WHO) released its new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). And for the first time WHO is classifying gaming disorder as an addictive behaviour disorder so now it will be possible to measure how many people are affected. read more »
Australia is currently preparing for its appearance before the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. This Committee monitors Australia’s progress in fulfilling its obligations under: the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale read more »
The ACCM E-Bulletin 3 May 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 »
The ACCM E-Bulletin 19 April 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 »
The research, led by the University of Adelaide’s Associate Professor Lisa Smithers and funded by the Heart Foundation, showed that children were exposed to twice as much unhealthy food advertising as healthy food advertising. Junk food ads are shown more frequently on TV at times when many children are watching. read more »
A SENATE inquiry has made nine recommendations to reduce the incidences of cyber-bullying and ensure that serious offenders are adequately pursued. read more »
The ACCM E-Bulletin 29 March 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 »
More than 200 of Australia’s most renowned actors, directors, screenwriters, producers and production crew – including 15 Oscar winners – have penned an open letter calling on the nation’s parliamentarians to protect the local screen industry and to act now to ensure it thrives into the future. They include actors Cate read more »
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