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ACCM President Professor Elizabeth Handsley was one of the co-authors of the recently released World Health Organisation report, Tackling food marketing to children in a digital world: trans-disciplinary perspectives. Children’s rights, evidence of impact, methodological challenges, regulatory options and policy implications for the WHO European Region. This publication read more »
The Australian Government today announced the appointment of Julie Inman Grant as the new Children's eSafety Commissioner. In a joint press release, Senator The Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister For Communications and Senator The Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister For Women said that the new Commissioner would have expanded responsibilities to take read more »
Parents and teachers in Australia may be struggling with what to say to children after the US presidential election. This advice for US parents from US organisation, Common Sense Media might be helpful: What should we tell our kids? Be tomorrow's leaders, today read more »
ACCM has received an award from the Children's Week Association of South Australia for "outstanding and consistent contributions to the needs, interests and welfare of children." The award was presented at an award ceremony at the City of Campbelltown Function Centre on 24 October. Children’s Week is a national celebration of read more »
ABC TV's Media Watch program on 10 October discussed the boom in betting ads during television sports programs such as the finals of NRL and AFL. Presenter Paul Barry pointed out that this put betting in front of children and compared this to the way that cigarette ads attracted children read more »
Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), run by Australian Institute of Family Studies shows that children are spending more time on front of their devices as they get older, with those aged 12 to 13 staring at screens for at least three hours a day. The study has tracked 4,000 children read more »
On 10 August, the Hon Greg Donnelly moved the motion “Violence and the Media Conference” in the Parliament of NSW Legislative Council. The motion which was passed by the Council, read in part: That this House acknowledges and congratulates the Australian Council on Children and the Media and the Children read more »
The National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) gives Play Your Part Awards for "Inspiring prevention initiatives". ACCM's Know Before You Load (KBYL) app review service will be presented with an award on Wednesday 7 September. KBYL includes the Children and Gambling Watch List, read more »
National eSmart Week is an initiative developed by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, in partnership with Telstra Foundation.During National eSmart Week schools and libraries across Australia to showcase their commitment to cyber safety - last year more than 550 organisations took part in the week. Read more on the read more »
A year after its establishment on 1 July 2015, the Office of the eSafety Commissioner has issued an online report on its achievements. Read the report Read the media release read more »
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement about the effects of virtual violence on children. They say that their statement "aims to summarize the current state of scientific knowledge regarding the effects of virtual violence on children’s attitudes and behaviors and to make specific recommendations for pediatricians, parents, read more »
Noni Hazlehurst AM and Sally Sara from ABC Foreign Correspondent will join the final discussion panel at the Sydney Conference Violence in the Media: The stories and the science to be presented on 18 July by ACCM in partnership with Children and Families Research Centre at Macquarie University. The panel will read more »
The latest TMNT movie is released in Australian cinemas today. The film was originally classified M with the guideline ‘Action violence’ by the Australian Classification Board but, following an appeal, a three-member panel of the Classification Review Board has unanimously determined that the film should be classified PG (Parental Guidance) read more »
The Classification Review Board has received an application to review the classification of the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. The film was classified M with the consumer advice 'Action violence' by the Classification Board on 30 May 2016. The Classification Review Board will meet on 7 June read more »
X-men: Apocalypse MA15+ with the consumer advice “Strong science fiction violence and themes, has been re-classified on appeal as M “frequent action violence and infrequent coarse language".The decision of the Classification Board, on 11 May 2016, to classify the film MA15+ was challenged by the Australian distributor, Twentieth read more »
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