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
Kidsosncreen NZOA submission fin
NZ On Air have released a discussion paper on Children’s Content Funding. Kidsonscreen encourages interested parents and caregivers to look at it and see what possibilities are ahead and to make a submission on what you think the future is for New Zealand children’s screen content. Chair Janette Howe was invited to contribute to the drafting of this
Radio NZ Interview on Children’s Media Use – Janette Howe Kidsonscreen Chair
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
NZ Out of the Picture in Children’s Television It is lonely representing New Zealand at a festival of international children’s television. Most other countries attending have a number of delegates; most delegates have programmes that are in competition. Bangladesh, Columbia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark and the UK were all represented to name a few.
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
It is perhaps no surprise that investing and encouraging in documentaries for kids helps to build the audience. Could it also build kids as informed and engaged citizens?