TV’s News Target: Teen Sexual Exploitation (RESEARCH)

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Children, Indecency, Research, Teens

Publication Information

Title: TV's News Target: Teen Sexual Exploitation
Publication: Parents Television Council
Author: Parents Television Council
Date: 20130708


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 as humorous.

Study results revealed that out of 238 scripted episodes which aired during the study period, 150 episodes (63%) contained sexual content in scenes that were associated with females and 33% of the episodes contained sexual content that rose to the level of sexual exploitation.



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