March 3, 2006

RESEARCH: Children's TV studded with dark acts

Study: Children's TV studded with dark acts

Associated Press

Children's television is studded with violence, much of it darker and more realistic than when an anvil dropped on Wile E. Coyote's head, a watchdog group reported on Thursday.

The Parents Television Council analyzed 444 hours of kids' daytime programs last summer and detailed 2,794 violent incidents, even after sifting out "cartoony" moments like those involving the Road Runner. That's 6.3 incidents an hour - more than the PTC found in prime time aimed at adults during a 2002 study.


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