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Our latest e-bulletin is out now! Read our May 19 edition here which includes: Our useful guide for parents and children for what's on television streaming services Latest in world news, including a new study that suggests teenagers who develop symptoms of gaming disorder are more anxious, aggressive, depressed and read more »
Guest editorial by Matthew Deaner, Screen Producers Australia chief executive officer The impact of the coronavirus and the global effort to stop or slow its spread has reached into almost every aspect of our lives. This is true for everyone, including for children, who are staying home from school, are missing read more »
The April small screen is OUT NOW The latest small screen newsletter is available to subscribers here. This edition includes a look at how changes to the government's local content quotas meant many children's programmes were dropped in favour of reruns of axed lifestyle and reality shows. We also look at read more »
Our latest e-bulletin is out now! Read our April 23 edition here which includes: The latest on the government suspending content obligations and what that means for children's programming Latest in news, including a review of Bluey's second season The latest movie reviews on streaming services, including James and the read more »
Our latest e-bulletin is out now! Read our April 15 edition here which includes: Our useful guide for parents and children stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic Latest in world news, including a delightful video of Dr Susan Linn, US child psychotherapist and talented puppeteer, helping her little friend Audrey cope read more »
A newly published book adds support to the importance of the work that ACCM has been doing in providing parents with access to information about the age-appropriateness of movies for their children. ACCM believes it’s even more important, at read more »
The latest small screen newsletter is available to subscribers here. This edition includes a preview of the new book, Fear in Front of the Screen, the story behind a ruling against Channel 9 and how ACCM's Know Before You Go review service is adapting to the closure of cinemas across read more »
Our latest e-bulletin is out now! Read our March 24 edition here which includes: Four ways to keep your children entertained while you're at home due to Coronavirus Latest in world news, including a ban on certain app features and advertising aimed at children in the US The latest movie reviews, read more »
Our latest e-bulletin is out now! Read our March 11 edition here which includes: ACCM's submission to the government's classification review Latest in world news, including a ban on food billboards near schools The latest movie reviews, including The Call of the Wild read more »
BRIDGET Fair, chief executive officer of the free-to-air TV industry body Free TV Australia, gained quite a bit of coverage with her media release of February 25 titled 'Free TV Broadcasters welcome greater harmonisation of classification rules'. In this Ms Fair (inset, below) read more »
“The message that ‘violence works and violence wins’ is embedded in many computer games and films played or seen by children and teens, and is causing them harm” says Prof Elizabeth Handsley, President of the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM). “Our classification system provides easy access to read more »
Our latest e-bulletin is out now! Read our February 18 edition here which includes: Final days to have your say on the federal government's classification system review Latest in world news, including a new site that ranks child online safety across the world The latest movie reviews, including Sonic read more »
Now is your chance to tell the Federal Government what you think of Australia's classification system. Many parents tell us they want more information that is useful for choosing movies for young children. You have until February 19, 2020, to make a submission. Opportunity You know read more »
IF OUR classification system is to provide better protections for children, those of us with strong views about what needs to change must be bold in putting them forward in these next few weeks. But even more importantly, those managing the review need to be bold read more »
Outstanding new book about video games Game On! Sensible Answers about Video Games and Media Violence is a great resource for anyone wanting to know the facts about media violence to help in decision making and guidance. ACCM’s President, Prof Elizabeth Handsley, says “the authors know exactly what questions need answering and read more »
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