Do you use free-to-air TV classifications like G, PGR and AO - or timebands like the 8.30pm watershed - to help decide what you, or children in your care, watch?

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) is considering whether some changes should be made to timebands and programme classifications on free-to-air television and wants to hear what you think. We would appreciate your feedback on the survey below. It should take about 5-10 minutes to complete.

Further information about the public consultation on classifications and timebands is available on the BSA’s website – see www.bsa.govt.nz/news

Which of the below methods have you heard of to protect children from watching unsuitable content on television? (Select as many as apply)

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* 1. Which of the below methods have you heard of to protect children from watching unsuitable content on television? (Select as many as apply)

Are you aware of the free-to-air TV classification labels (G, PGR, AO)?

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* 2. Are you aware of the free-to-air TV classification labels (G, PGR, AO)?

Are you aware of the pay TV classification labels (G, PG, M, 16, 18)?

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* 3. Are you aware of the pay TV classification labels (G, PG, M, 16, 18)?

Which of the following free-to-air classification/timeband combinations are you aware of? (Tick all that apply)

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* 4. Which of the following free-to-air classification/timeband combinations are you aware of? (Tick all that apply)

Do you think the free-to-air TV labels should be the same as pay TV (G, PG, M, 16, 18)?

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* 5. Do you think the free-to-air TV labels should be the same as pay TV (G, PG, M, 16, 18)?

Which of these classification/timeband combinations do you use to decide what children in your care should watch? (Tick all that apply)

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* 6. Which of these classification/timeband combinations do you use to decide what children in your care should watch? (Tick all that apply)

Which of these classification/timeband combinations do you use to assist in selecting what you watch? (Tick all that apply)

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* 7. Which of these classification/timeband combinations do you use to assist in selecting what you watch? (Tick all that apply)

When do you watch free-to-air programmes? (Tick all that apply)

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* 8. When do you watch free-to-air programmes? (Tick all that apply)

When do children in your care watch free-to-air programmes? (Tick all that apply)

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* 9. When do children in your care watch free-to-air programmes? (Tick all that apply)

Are you aware that Freeview has a parental lock function?

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* 10. Are you aware that Freeview has a parental lock function?

Are you aware that SKY TV has a parental lock function?

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* 11. Are you aware that SKY TV has a parental lock function?

Which of the below methods would you use to protect children in your care from watching unsuitable content, if timebands were removed or altered? (Select as many as apply)

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* 12. Which of the below methods would you use to protect children in your care from watching unsuitable content, if timebands were removed or altered? (Select as many as apply)

The BSA is considering the following options for the timebands, which one would you prefer?

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* 13. The BSA is considering the following options for the timebands, which one would you prefer?

How old are you?

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* 14. How old are you?

What is your gender?

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* 15. What is your gender?

Where do you live?

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* 16. Where do you live?

What is your ethnicity?

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* 17. What is your ethnicity?

What is your current employment status?

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* 18. What is your current employment status?

Are you responsible for the care of children and/or young people under the age of 18?

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* 19. Are you responsible for the care of children and/or young people under the age of 18?

If yes to Q19, what are the ages of children in your care (tick as many as apply)

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* 21. If yes to Q19, what are the ages of children in your care (tick as many as apply)

If Yes to Q19, are you a sole parent or caregiver?

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* 22. If Yes to Q19, are you a sole parent or caregiver?

Privacy Statement

We collect information from you in this survey, including information about your computer or network; television viewing habits of you and children in your care; demographics and living circumstances about you and children in your care in order to consider public feedback on potential changes to the broadcasting standards.

Any personal identifying information will be stored safely and will not be disclosed to third parties except for the purposes of data processing and reporting.  The information you submit through our online survey will be aggregated with all other responses.

If you’d like to ask for a copy of your personal information held by us, or to have it corrected, please contact us at info@bsa.govt.nz, or 0800 366 996, or Broadcasting Standards Authority, PO Box 9213, Wellington 6141.

If you believe that we have breached the New Zealand Information Privacy Principles you may complain to us at info@bsa.govt.nz so that we may investigate and respond to you.

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