The announcement of a new online home for children aged 5 to 9 years is a significant development for children’s access to local content that proudly reflects where they are from. The NZ Children’s Screen Trust (Kidsonscreen) has been a strong advocate for a home for children’s content so that our youngest citizens can
The New Zealand Children’s Screen Trust is part of the Tick for Kids campaign (www.tick4kids.org.nz). Tick for Kids is working to make sure children are a central focus in the lead up to the 2014 election and into the next parliament with the call, “It takes a child to raise a country!” The NZCST asks
20 February 2014 Twenty young New Zealanders will be selected to be on the jury for the television industry’s most prestigious international children’s television festival, Prix Jeunesse. They will be responsible for selecting the winner of the 12-15 Fiction/Non-Fiction category for 2014. This category includes dramas, documentaries and magazine style shows from around the world.
5 March 2014 The time has come to review the ad-free bands for preschoolers and school-aged children on free-to-air television. The recent survey revealing NZ preschoolers viewing habits from Otago University by Dr Leah Watkins is a wake up call that regulations shaped in the late 1980s do not reflect the current realities of families
5 December 2013 Children are being failed by the lack of provision for non-commercial television channels after digital switchover. Children have a right to access diverse local media. The failure to provide non-commercial spectrum is selling out children to commercial interests. Television is still an important medium for children according to international studies. “There is
The NZ Children’s Screen Trust is pleased to announce that Ian Taylor (CNZM) is joining the Board of Trustees. “Ian brings considerable experience in children’s television and in new digital technology. His entrepreneurship and ability to lead is vital as we look at new possibilities for Kiwi children and how they see their stories on