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NCJ Number: 148181 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: TELEVISION VIOLENCE IP 476T
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Education Statistics
Institute of Education Sciences
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 54
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National Ctr for Education Statistics
Institute of Education Sciences
U.S. Department of Education
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Washington, DC 20006
United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This packet provides information on Federal inquiries into television violence and the efforts and plans of the television industry to control children's exposure to television violence.
Abstract: The continuing debate on the effects of television violence has recently generated a new round of congressional and public interest. Many parents believe that television has glorified violence and fear that their children are receiving a message that violence is an accepted way to resolve conflict. Congress is now addressing this issue with hearings and legislation. Legislative proposals include requiring the Federal Communications Commission to evaluate and report on violence in TV shows, requiring that all TV sets sold in the United States include a "V-chip" capable of electronically blocking all violent shows, and requiring ratings of TV shows similar to the motion picture rating system. This packet contains copies of newspaper articles that discuss various issues pertinent to the effects and regulation of television violence, including efforts by the television industry to monitor itself. A Congressional Research Service Report for Congress examines what technology can do to control children's exposure to television violence. The technical solutions considered are a violence rating system that assigns ratings to those shows deemed excessively violent and a blocking device that would allow parents to keep their children from viewing violent shows. Policy options are reviewed.
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Violence causes; Violence on television; Violence prevention
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