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Young people (<18 years old) who have been exposed to sexualized media (both pornography and sexualized TV) have an increased likelihood of: Having intentions to engage in sexual intercourse Having earlier initiation of sex Having sexual activity more frequently Having more sex partners Having multiple lifetime sexual partners Having had more than one sexual […]
Title: TV's News Target: Teen Sexual Exploitation
Publication: Parents Television Council
Author: Parents Television Council
SUMMARY New research from the Parents Television Council’s “4 Every Girl Campaign” found that underage female characters on primetime broadcast television are more likely to be presented in sexually exploitative scenes than adult women, and the appearance of underage female characters in a sexually exploitative scene increased the probability that the scene would be presented […]
Title: Television viewing and risk of sexual initiation by young adolescents
Publication: Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Author: Sarah L. Ashby, MD, MS; Christine M. Arcari, PhD, MPH; M. Bruce Edmonson, MD, MPH
ABSTRACT Objective To determine if television viewing is associated with the risk of initiating sexual intercourse in young adolescents. Design Secondary analysis of data obtained from 1994 through 1996. Setting The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Participants The 4808 students younger than 16 years who had not initiated intercourse before baseline interview. Exposures Primary exposure was self-reported daily television […]
Title: Parents' group fights FCC bid to loosen indecency rules
Publication: The Hill
Author: Brendan Sasso
The Parents Television Council, a media watchdog group, is pushing back against the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to soften its policy against indecent radio and TV content. Tim Winter, the president of the Parents Television Council, said in a statement late on Monday that the FCC’s announcement is “deeply vexing.” “It unnecessarily weakens a decency […]
By: Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is co-founder and a member of the faculty of Zaytuna College. July 9, 2012 See original letter here. We write to ask you to stop offering pornographic movies in your company’s hotels. We make no proposal here to limit your […]
Author: John Sanburn Date Published: 06/25/2012 Find Full text here: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2117988-1,00.html When John Douglas tuned in to New York City radio station WBAI on October 30, 1973, he heard these words: s–t, p–s, f–k, c–t, c——–r, mother—–r and t–s. One after the other. “I hadn’t heard those words since I was a kid in the steel […]
Find full original article here: http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=1619342 Bill Bumpas and Jody Brown – OneNewsNow – 6/21/2012 Although the Supreme Court today threw out fines and sanctions that the FCC levied against broadcast television networks for allowing curse words and nudity on the air, pro-family groups are interpreting the ruling as the high court siding with families. […]
Title: Sex, Pole Dancing, And Violence...All On A Children's Network!
Publication: WUSA 9
Author: Andrea McCarren
A national parents’ organization is upset about a television show on a network traditionally devoted to children’s programming, at a time young children may see it. In cities across the country, the show called ‘Glenn Martin DDS’ about a traveling dentist, airs at eight in the evening on the Nickelodeon network. A recent episode shows […]