Australian Council on Children and the Media

Noni Hazlehurst calls for positive media for children May 9, 2016

In her Logies Hall of Fame acceptance speech Noni Hazlehurst called for a changed media environment, particularly for children.

“[When I was young] there was no 24/7 news, no 24/7 anything, it was much easier to protect children from images they couldn’t assimilate,” she said.

“With the explosion of technology and the proliferation of screens, we can’t escape exposure to bad news and violent images. They’re everywhere.

“Most of us, not just kids, find the bombardment overwhelming.

“I’d love a channel that features nothing but stories that inspire us and reassure us and our children that there are good things happening and good people in the world,”

Read Noni's speech