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We know it harms kids to see smoking on TV. What about rape?

TV producers are thankfully removing or omitting content such as depictions of smoking and suicide from their programs. The same cannot be said for sexual violence. While pornography has rightly been the main focus of concerning, graphic depictions of sexual assault available to young people, there are also a troubling number of sexual assault scenes [...]

By |2019-10-14T12:27:55+11:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

IT: Chapter 2 raises fresh concerns about horror movie promo and children

Peak national body Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) has claimed that promotions of the movie IT: Chapter 2 have been irresponsible due to the use of graphic imagery in places that children can easily see, such as outdoor posters and internet advertising. ACCM President, Professor Elizabeth Handsley, said yesterday, “The impacts of [...]

By |2019-09-16T17:46:54+11:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Trauma|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Parents to lose valuable tools for choosing healthy viewing and playing

Australia's National Classification Scheme (NCS) provides classifications (like G, PG , M) as consumer information about the content in apps and games. It’s intended to help parents choose media for their children, and protect them from harm. But do parents think it does a good job? The Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) [...]

By |2019-05-20T11:21:39+11:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A guide for parents and teachers: what to do if your teenager watches violent footage

The world is reeling in the aftermath of the horrific shootings in Christchurch. The attack has also raised a number of side issues, including the ethics of broadcasting the live stream of the attack, which was later shared on other platforms. As social media is fast becoming the favoured news source among young people, concerns [...]

Do Media Violence Impacts On Aggression Vary Across Different Cultures?

Australian researchers have contributed to a 7 nation study of the impacts of media violence on youth. The study, just published online in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, used the same research methodology in each of Australia, China, Croatia, Germany, Japan, Romania, and the US.  It found that: violent media use was positively and [...]

By |2017-04-24T11:19:01+11:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments