About Small Screen
Published by the Australian Council on Children and the Media, small screen is a unique monthly review of the latest events, press clippings, new and proposed legislation changes, seminars and conferences, publications, and research into the effects of films, television, video games and new media on children – it identifies problem areas and highlights positive developments. Subscriptions at $77 a year (inc GST) are included as part of membership, or can be taken separately.
small screen is edited by Barbara Biggins OAM.
About Children’s Media Australia
The Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) is Australia’s peak body representing children’s interests as digital and screen media users.
In March 2022, the Australian Council on Children and the Media rebranded as Children and Media Australia.
Children and Media Australia (CMA) is a registered business name of the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM).
ACCM believes that its new name, logo and slogan better reflects its engagement with the rights of children as consumers in the ever-expanding world of screen and electronic media.
ACCM remains as the corporate entity.
Children’s safety, wellbeing and rights as users of digital and screen media are paramount.
To support children’s healthy development and protect their rights and interests as digital and screen media users by assisting families and children’s professionals, and by influencing decision-makers.
- Child-centred: children’s rights and healthy development are everybody’s business.
(It takes a village …)
- Research-led: children’s interests are best supported from a strong evidence base.
- Parent-friendly: parents deserve significant support in giving their children a good start as digital and screen media users.
- Access-equality: all children deserve free access to quality digital and screen media; all parents should have free access to our services.
As Australia’s peak body representing children’s interests as digital and screen media users, we provide information, tools and resources to empower families to nurture their children in a safe and stimulating environment, while being a voice for evidence-based policy and practice at the societal level.
Thriving in a digital world.
The Australian Council on Children and the Media is structured as a not for profit company limited by guarantee with a national Board representative of major child focussed organisations in Australia.