On April 7, the Australian Council on Children and the Media, with funding from the SA Government, will launch a review service of apps for children. This new initiative from ACCM will also incorporate a Children and Gambling Watch list.
Project consultant and apps expert Dr Kate Highfield says the onslaught of new media platforms and content raises many challenges for today’s parent that were not there a generation ago.
“It’s not easy to manage children’s media use, get the best of what is on offer and avoid the risks,” she says. “Tablet technology is being promoted as a learning tool in schools and there are some great apps available to provide a fun and varied way to learn new skills and knowledge. This project will arm parents with knowledge on which apps are most suitable to children of all ages.”