Posts Tagged ‘Judge Andrew Becroft’

Children’s Commissioner: NZ belongs on “international roll of shame”

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Outgoing Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft has harsh words to describe children’s wellbeing in New Zealand. Aotearoa New Zealand is a great place to be a child if you are rich, white and able-bodied. The reality for at least 125,000 children, however, includes abuse, neglect, poverty and poor health and education outcomes. Over the last Read more

Children’s Commissioner: porn most concerning issue for young people

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

During his two-year reign as the Children’s Commissioner, Andrew Becroft says pornography has been the most concerning issue among young New Zealanders reported to him. Becroft has welcomed a new report which looks into how and why children in New Zealand view online porn and does so by asking them directly. Continue reading

Interview with Judge Andrew Becroft

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Kia ora, Andrew. You’re just about to step across from your role as Principal Youth Court Judge to become the Children’s Commissioner on July 1. But I wonder if you might reflect for a few moments on the state of our New Zealand youth. Internationally, in terms of sporting, academic and cultural achievement, New Zealand boxes Read more