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Primetime Media Violence

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Prime Time Media Violence
Introduction
Violence aired during prime time increasing
By 18, we have seen 16,000 murders & 200,000 acts of violence on TV
Media Education Foundation and Mueller

Prime time television 7-9
10 million kids watching
Addressing a problem


Parents Television Council
Study of ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, UPN, and WB
↑45% in 8 years
49% of shows contain violence
Schulenberg on ParentsTV.org
Criminal minds
Man shot dead as he attempts to cut a body into small pieces
The Following
Woman stabs ice pick into a man’s eye

The Ethical Issue
According to Las Angeles Times
Networks rely on viewer feedback to censor shows
LATimes.com
Yet we are addicted to violence
Networks are guest in our home
Responsible for what they show

Increasing Violence
David Grossman– Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill
ParentsTV.org
Violence is addictive, we need to see more and more to be entertaining


Wrap up
Problem
Increasing violence during prime time
Solution
Monitor what they see
Press lawmakers to make FCC monitor prime time
Get pressure from paying advertisers


Fixing the Problem
Small Scale
Monitor what you let kids watch
Edit settings
Talk about what you see
Larger scale
Propose laws
Make it so FCC monitors it closely
Advertisers
If we get advertisers to pressure networks, they have to change


Trevor Sutton
References
http://www.cpyu.org/Page.aspx?id=76734
http://www.brushfiresfoundation.org/violence-on-tv-is-rising/
http://www.jacksonkatz.com/PDF/ChildrenMedia.pdf
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/15/entertainment/la-et-st-violence-tv-20130217
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/01/tv-violence-ptc-study_n_3193813.html
http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/66306/ptc-study-tracks-violence-in-primetime
http://www.parentstv.org/PTC/publications/reports/violencestudy/exsummary.asp
http://www.nytimes.com/1999/05/09/us/many-researchers-say-link-is-already-clear-on-media-and-youth-violence.html
http://www.parentstv.org/ptc/publications/reports/stateindustryviolence/main.asp
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92739
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