Our Vision: a Media Environment in NZ that is safe for all:
free of gratuitous sex, violence, and offensive language.
So parents can trust what their children see.
Latest News Headlines:
- Govt speeds cyber bullying laws - 04 April 2013
- The day my 11-year-old son found violent porn on the web - 03 April 2013
- Parents warned as children share porn sites - 28 March 2013
(Compiled by Peter Hall)
Letter to Editor, NZ Listener:
The rise and rise of violence on television - 17 March 2013
By Media Matters President, JOHN TERRIS
Dianna Wichtel [Listener columnist] deserves the thanks of us all, for her telling appraisal of the rise and rise of violence on television. She is the only NZ media commentator I know of, who has been brave enough to label it "unacceptable".
Why is there not more regular critical assessment of the social impact in this country of the most powerful instrument of behaviour modification ever devised in our media? TV columnists prattle on about what they have seen. A Radio NZ journalist lectures journalists about journalism standards weekly on Media Watch. TV3 runs a show around midnight in which a pompous academic bangs on about various esoteric subjects.
None of these people show any awareness whatsoever that this month, a study by Otago University was released which found that constant exposure to TV Violence, contributes to violent crime.
Thanks for making such a great resource! - 20 February 2013
Editor: Thanks, Jess. The link to "Cybersafety Prevention 101" has been added to our Links page - Other Information.