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Guest authored by our president, Prof Elizabeth Handsley The newly released AANA Code of Ethics for advertising has been criticised by ACCM for failing to change its Code so it would be effective in preventing the exposure of children to scary and harmful ads. ACCM has read more »
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The newly released AANA Code of Ethics for advertising has been criticised by national peak organisation, the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) for failing to change its Code so it would be effective in preventing the exposure of children to scary and harmful ads. ACCM President, Prof Elizabeth read more »
Our latest e-bulletin is out now! Read our September 16 edition here which includes: Top stories including a new study on screen time and academic development The latest in news, including five tips on how organisations can put children's online safety first The latest in movie reviews including new release films that are read more »
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ACCM notes the merger of the AANA and the Ad Standards Board which aims to ”reduce unnecessary cost and complexity in the self-regulatory system”. ACCM hopes that a further aim might be to support Ad Standards in “ensuring that advertising content meets community standards”. Ads Standards (ASB) has a Community Panel set up to consider read more »
The August small screen is OUT NOW The latest small screen newsletter is available to subscribers hereThis issue includes: The UN inviting interested parties to comment on their draft general comment on children's rights in relation to the digital environment A new Netflix documentary on social networks coming this read more »
Our latest e-bulletin is out now! Read our August 27 edition here which includes: Top stories including a look back at Round the Twist on its 30th anniversary The latest in news, including the The Washington Post's op-ed on why junk food advertising should be banned The latest in read more »
The July small screen is OUT NOW The latest small screen newsletter is available to subscribers hereThis issue includes: Screen Producers Australia warns of 'devastating' effects of Free TV Australia's case for deregulation Know Before You Go turns 18! The latest research on child read more »
ACCM’s child-development- based movie reviews have now been running for 18 years. That’s quite an achievement, and one that we are very proud of. In 2002, encouraged by our patron Steve Biddulph, ACCM set up a team of people read more »
Our latest e-bulletin is out now! Read our July 28 edition here which includes: Top stories including news how the future of childhood looks in the digital age The latest in news, including the economic and social benefits of commercial television in Australia The latest in movie reviews including new read more »
One of the glaring deficiencies in the present Australian classification guidelines is their inability to protect children from exposure to harmful scary images. The present guidelines only include attention to themes of threat or menace, and to violence and its consequences. ACCM argued in its submission to the Classification Review that the well-established impacts read more »
7 News Adelaide reporter Tim Hatfield has covered ACCM's new Choosing for Children: a movie guide page. The story appeared during the hour-long 6pm bulletin on July 1, 2020. You can watch the story below. read more »
Our latest e-bulletin is out now! Read our June 19 edition here which includes: The latest on two Australian-produced television series' winning awards Latest in news, including McDonald's unsuccessful in appeal against ad ban The latest movie reviews on streaming services, including Fantasia and My Neighbor Totoro, and app reviews read more »
ACCM has launched a new service to help parents find age-appropriate movies on streaming services here. Two of ACCM's reviewers provide video reviews of their picks here. read more »
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