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  • CHILDREN & TV VIOLENCE - The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Extensive viewing of television violence by children causes greater aggressiveness. Sometimes, watching a single violent program can increase aggressiveness. Children who view shows in which violence is very realistic, frequently repeated or unpunished, are more likely to imitate what they see.

  • Connect For Kids - Media and Television
    Many viewpoints, ideas about media and children.

  • eHow to Protect Your Child From Violence and Sex on Television
    By the time children complete elementary school, they will have seen an average of 100,000 violent acts on television, including thousands of murders. They may also have witnessed many acts of simulated sex. If you are aware and vigilant, you can protect your children from at least some of the sex and violence TV has to offer.

  • Grow Smart Brains
    Web site of Gloria DeGaetano, national consultant on children & television issues; contains several helpful articles about TV's effects on children.

  • Helping Children Responsibly Watch TV
    Parents information site to control their kids TV viewing. Strategies to bring back control to parents.

  • Just Think Foundation: Media Literacy Education
    This organization helps kids think seriously about the ads they see on TV and elsewhere in the media.

  • Kids and Computers - Addiction and Media Violence
    Violence on television affects children negatively, according to psychological research.

  • Kids First
    KIDS FIRST! is a pro-active effort that supports the positive effects of media on children, based on the many studies that have shown how exposure to quality programming can enhance a child's self esteem, interpersonal relationships, cognitive skills and career aspirations.

  • Media Matters
    Media Matters is a national public education campaign of the American Academy of Pediatrics. It was launched in 1997 to help pediatricians, parents, and children become more aware of the influence that media (television, movies, computer and video games, Internet, advertising, popular music, etc.) have on child and adolescent health.

  • Television, Violence, and Children
    How much televised violence do children watch? Is there research evidence of a link between TV violence and aggressive behavior in children? If so, what can parents and educators do? The following are the results of my investigation, which took the form of library research and interviews with six elementary school teachers.

  • The Lion & Lamb Project
    Lion & Lamb is a national grassroots initiative by parents for parents, providing information about the effects of violent entertainment, toys and games on children's behavior. The organization works with parents, teachers, day care providers and others to advocate a simple message: violence is not child's play.

  • The Media Awareness Network
    The Media Awareness Network offers practical support for media education in the home, school and community and provides Canadians and others with information and "food for thought" on our fast-evolving media culture.

  • TV aggression: Parental Influences
    Research on the parental influences on aggression frequently focuses on certain behavioral and attitudinal measures.

  • TV Allowance
    A Television Time Manager - Gives a kid a foolproof allowance of tv viewing time, easily.

  • TV and Elementary Kids
    TV Interferes with the development of intelligence, thinking skills and imagination.

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