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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
21-29 October 2017 is National Children’s Week. Children's Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia around the fourth Wednesday in October. In 1996 it was decided to adopt a permanent theme: "A Caring World Shares" as a reflection of Children's Week aims A diverse range of events and activities are read more »
The Adelaide Festival of Children’s Books will give children the chance to meet the creators of some of their favourite books and learn about what inspires them to make their stories come alive. It is the first of what the organisers hope will be an ever-growing celebration of the diversity and creativity read more »
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