Entertainment Violence Against Children. Don't Buy. Don't Support.

by Bala Kumar



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/4/2003

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9780595274567
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9780595746309

About the Book

Did you know:

  • American children between ages two and 18 spend an average of six hours and 32 minutes each day using media?
  • The average 12-year old has seen 8,000 murders and 100,000 acts of violence on network television?
  • The U.S. Surgeon General has placed TV violence controversy in the same context as smoking and lung cancer?
  • Research has associated exposure to media violence with variety of physical and mental health problems for children and adolescents including aggressive behavior, desensitization to violence, fear, depression, sleep disturbances and nightmares?

Children need help from parents. Run Against Media Violence provides that help.

Pioneering solutions to battle entertainment violence targeted at children include:

  • TV REHAB: Setting up TV Rehab at home (at no cost) to help kids to cut down on their daily multimedia time from four to six hours to one hour maximum.
  • CONSUMER POWER–THE ULTIMATE KEY: How to reject violent content in multimedia by not supporting/paying for the programs and/or products targeted at children.
  • RUN AGAINST MEDIA VIOLENCE: How to generate awareness by organizing a 'Run Against Media Violence' in every community-apartment & housing, school, workplace, town/city for negligible or no costs (not a fundraiser-no donations/contributions necessary).

About the Author

Bala Kumar organized the first ever Run Against Media Violence on September 16, 2001 at Brampton. His presentation to the Brampton City Council was broadcast live by local network and received local press media coverage for the RUN. He works as consultant for a software company.