Latest News on Children and the Media

New research report: Aussie teens and kids online February 8, 2016

In an update to a 2014 report Aussie teens online, the ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) and the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner have released new research on behaviour and trends of Australian teens online. Read the research snapshot read more »

Children's eSafety Commissioner releases first six-month report January 19, 2016

Australia's first Children’s eSafety Commissioner, Alastair MacGibbon, has released a six-month report on the investigations conducted by his office. It shows an alarming rise in the numbers of young people creating fake Facebook and Instagram accounts to send malicious or sexually inappropriate messages to others. Although the main target age read more »

APA review confirms link between playing violent video games and aggression August 17, 2015

Violent video game play is linked to increased aggression in players but insufficient evidence exists about whether the link extends to criminal violence or delinquency, according to a new American Psychological Association task force report. Read the full media release read more »

ACCM President becomes Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law July 6, 2015

ACCM President, Professor Elizabeth Handsley has been admitted as a Fellow of the  Australian Academy of Law ( AAL). The AAL is a broadly based body, comprising individuals of exceptional distinction in the discipline of law who are committed to the advancement of that discipline and to justice read more »