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The ACCM E-Bulletin 17 August 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 Australian and Children’s Content Review is inviting responses to a discussion paper which was released last week. Responses are due by Wednesday 20 September. The Consultation Paper can be accessed here. read more »
A new Australian Communications and Media Authority research report, Children’s television viewing and multi-screen behaviour, examines the viewing habits of Australian children in the context of a multi-screen environment. A TV set is the device most frequently used to view children’s programs for those aged 0–14. YouTube, Netflix and free-to-air television read more »
Following its release earlier this year, the series 13 Reasons Why was blamed for an increased number of calls to helplines in Australia. Now a study published in the American Medical Association's journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, reports a large increase in suicide-related searches in the days after the show's release. read more »
Parents are warned that the PG rating, with the consumer guidelines Mild themes and violence, some scenes may scare children, given by the Australian Classification Board to the film A monster calls could be deceptive. The "mild themes" include a young boy with a mother dying of cancer, while the scenes that are likely read more »
Researchers from the US based Usable Security & Privacy group at the International Computer Science Institute tested more than 5,000 of the most popular apps aimed at children under 13 and found that half of them were failing to protect data. They report that the apps they examined appeared to read more »
The ACCM E-Bulletin 27 July 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 »
Professor Elizabeth Handsley, President of ACCM, was interviewed on this topic by Dee Dee Dunleavy and Peter Stubbs on the Talking Lifestyle Breakfast show on 12 July 2017. Listen to the interview here She also spoke to Ali Clarke on the same topic on the Morning Show on ABC local read more »
The ACCM E-Bulletin 6 July 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 »
ACCM’s national freecall Helpline has been phased out from June 30, as most customers prefer to contact us by email or social media. If you have any feedback, questions or requests for help, please go to the Contact us page on this website or find us on Facebook. read more »
The latest Australian Child Health Poll Screen time: what's happening in our homes? was released today. The poll found that almost all Australian teenagers, two-thirds of primary school-aged children and one-third of preschoolers own their own tablet or smartphone. Many children also have their own social media accounts and read more »
On Monday 18th July, 2016, the Australian Council on Children and the Media partnered with the Children and Families Research Centre at Macquarie University to present a one day conference in Sydney on Violence in the Media. Generation Next produced the following video recording of a selection of the presentations including: read more »
ACCM joins the #SaveKidsTV campaign to save Australian children’s content. For more information and to take action please read the full media release (below) or visit the #SavekidsTV campaign website. read more »
On Friday 5th May, 2017 ACCM held a national conference (Tots and Tech: challenges for early childhood in a digital age) and a cocktail reception to celebrate our 60th Birthday.The conference was an overwhelming success with approximately 100 people attending. read more »
Australia’s National Classification Scheme (NCS) does not give them enough information say 82% of Australian parents and carers”. And 89% think that an age-based system would suit their needs better. These are the findings of an online survey conducted between March and April this year, by the Australian Council read more »
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