Anyway, on with the show. It's time for the third installment of my new Report of the Week (ROTW) feature. This week's report is from the Kaiser Family Foundation:
Here's a quote from the report:
Most parents aren't very happy with the amount of sex or violence in the media today. Two-thirds say they are very concerned about the amount of inappropriate media content children in this country are exposed to, and many believe media is a major contributor to young people's violent or sexual behaviors. In fact, a strong majority would support government regulations on the amount of such content during the early evening hours. . . . At the same time, the majority of parents see inappropriate media primarily as someone else's problem: only one in five (20%) say their own children are seeing "a lot" of inappropriate content. The proportion of parents who are "very" concerned about their own children's exposure to sex or violence on TV - while still high - has declined steadily over the past nine years.
I think the Kaiser Family Foundation has a number of great reports. If you haven't seen them, also check out their reports on media in the lives of 818 year-olds, how kids' media use helps parents cope, and how Internet filters affect the search for online health information.