Studies Show Violence on Television Permeates All Genres

Thousands of studies done over the past five decades show a correlation between the amount of media violence children are exposed to and aggressive behavior.  For this reason violence in media is a public health issue, and one that has been around since the earliest days of television.  That is why two studies by the Parents Television Council, a media watchdog group, deserve special attention.  The most recent study, Dying to Entertain, documents a year's worth of prime time broadcast television.  The other study, Wolves in Sheep's Clothing, looks specifically at television designed for children.  Both studies show violence on television has reached unparalleled levels.

To read Dying to Entertain, click here.

To read Wolves in Sheep's Clothing, click here