FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2007
"If you have a child that is enveloped in
a violent media environment - as a parent, psychological
science demonstrates that your child may become more
aggressive and learn violence as a manner by which they
solve conflict. They may become de-sensitized to acts
of violence - meaning they will become less sympathetic
to victims of violent acts or they may develop
unrealistic increases in fears of becoming a victim of
violence, which can also result in other negative
characteristics, such as mistrust of others," said Jeff
McIntyre, senior legislative and federal affairs officer
of the American Psychological Association.
To schedule an
interview with a PTC representative, please contact Kelly Oliver
(ext. 140) or Megan Franko (ext. 148) at (703) 683-5004.
The Parents Television Council™ (www.parentstv.org®)
is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment.
It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence
and profanity on television and in other media. This national
grassroots organization has more than 1.3 million members across the
United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters,
networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and
negative messages targeted to children. The PTC also works with
elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast
decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical
research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex,
violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is
provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices
for their own families.