Latest News on Children and the Media

Calls to remove alcohol advertising from public transport March 15, 2016

Health groups are calling for alcohol advertising to be removed from public transport following the release of the latest report from the Alcohol Advertising Review Board. The report, No way to ignore it: The case for removing alcohol ads from public transport, shows that alcohol advertising on public transport sites read more »

Warning - Deadpool is not a movie for children! February 16, 2016

Parents are warned to take notice of the MA15+ rating and the Australian Classification Board guidelines "Strong bloody violence and sex scene" for the movie Deadpool. The latest movie featuring a Marvel character is not for children under 15. ACCM have not reviewed this movie because of its restricted classification read more »

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 »