Can You Sleep At Night?
Find You Guilty Of A Monstrous Evil
We’re a group of parents and grandparents who are DISGUSTED with all the sex, violence, killings, vulgar humour, profanity, perversion, filth and sleaze you allow your companies to spew forth on our children.
We’re OUTRAGED that the OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE OF THE TRAGIC
CONSEQUENCES is not being publicized so you are able to get away with denying
the horrendous harm you are causing. For example:
Teaching Children That Violence Is Acceptable
National Institute of Mental Health has over 1000 studies showing TV violence
increases violence among children. When one rural town began receiving TV
signals, violent behaviour among children jumped 160 percent within the next 2
years. The American Medical Association, the American
Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association and the American
Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry all agree: violence in entertainment
is increasing violence among children, making them less sensitive to real-life
violence and more likely to consider violence an answer to conflict.
Encouraging Kids To Use Drugs
A University of Michigan study has found that the music industry has been
“an important determinant” of increased use of drugs by teenagers. 67
percent of adults surveyed say TV, movies, magazines and music encourage the
illegal use of drugs. 76 percent of 12- to 17-year olds report that the
entertainment industry encourages drug use.
Leading Children To An Early Sex
One poll of children between the ages of 10 and 16 found that 62 percent
said sex on television and in movies influences children to have sex. 77 percent
said there is too much sex before marriage on TV. A U.S. Senator says, “Steamy
sex scenes, crude innuendo and outright obscenities – material we never even
imagined being on commercial television – are now the nightly norm.” He said
sex is being sold to children “not only as desirable, but good, regular and
Causing A Teenage Venereal Disease Epidemic
The Institute of Medicine has issued a major report titled “The Hidden
Epidemic,” which says our mass media encourage the con-duct responsible for a
Sexually Transmitted Disease Epidemic. The Federal Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention estimates approximately three million teenagers
contract a venereal disease EACH YEAR!
Role In School Shootings
A 1999 survey found that two-thirds of America’s teens think violence
in television and music is “partially responsible for crimes like the
Littleton shootings.” An Associated Press poll found that Americans’ top
choice for effectively stopping school violence is reducing violence in popular
entertainment. “Meet The Press” reported that the Littleton killers idolized
the music of shock-rocker Marilyn Manson, who’s songs brazenly encourage
Role In Teen Suicides
As long ago as 1995 the National Education
Association warned that many of the 5000 teenage suicides each year are linked
to depression fueled by fatalistic music and lyrics.
Not Going To Let You Deny The Truth Any Longer!
We know there is a massive number of studies,
reports and polls like those above that make crystal clear the horrendous
consequences caused by entertainment companies. We’re outrage that Hollywood
spokesman Jack Valenti is being paid over $1 million a year to DENY the
consequences and DIVERT CRITICISM from film and TV companies… and that the
record industry’s spokesperson DENIES the tragic consequences caused by music
lyrics. No consequences?
and Grandparents: It’s Up To Us!
Must Get Them To Stop
Outraged Parents of America,
Dept 4, 4455 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 330, Washington, DC 20008 - 1-800-644-4453