Who Has the Remote Recommends Alternatives to Violent Television Programming

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Who Has the Remote comments about the prevalence of violent programming available on television and recommends alternatives for the entire family to enjoy together.

With the recent media attention surrounding the debut of FOX’s “The Following" and NBC’s "Hannibal”, Who Has the Remote issued their observations regarding violence in television programming and recommends alternatives for family entertainment. Who Has the Remote is concerned about the quality of television programming and the effect of violence in this programming on family home entertainment.

The effect on children of violent television programming has been studied by The American Psychological Association for over 20 years. The APA studies reveal three primary categories of detrimental effects on children who are exposed to violent programming on television which are, “…(1) children’s learning of aggressive attitudes and behaviors; (2) desensitization, or an increased callousness towards victims of violence; and (3) increased or exaggerated fear of being victimized by violence.”

Who Has the Remote recommends that families review current subscription television services for the availability of a family programming package and a parental control option to block the channels containing the types of programming that are not desired. Many dish network, satellite, and cable providers have packages that cater to family programming. These packages include the types of clean programming the whole family can enjoy.

Over 137,000 Mental health professionals, teachers, researchers, and students make up the membership of the American Psychological Association. The APA purports to be the largest organization of Psychology professionals in the United States. The members of the APA combine efforts in the study of the human mind and how behavior is affected by external stimuli.

Who Has the Remote recommended alternatives to the violent programming readily available on television today. The APA has determined that exposure to violence in television can be harmful to a child’s developing brain. Exposure to violence in television programming can be avoided by implementing a few small changes in current subscription television services.

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