We know that children are influenced by what they see on TV and in the movies. Sometimes this is for the good; but reality – and scientific research – proves that children can be negatively influenced, even harmed, by the media they consume.
Parents have...Read more →
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the beloved classic Little Women, the Parents Television Council’s 4 Every Girl campaign hosted red-carpet events and pre-release screenings of Pinnacle Peak’s new version of the film in 23 cities across the United States.Read more →
The Parents Television Council issued an urgent warning to parents and schools about the content found in Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” Season 2, which was just released on the platform last Friday, and has called on Netflix to pull the series entirely because of the potentially...Read more →
You might not have heard of it, but I assure you – just about every teenager in America has.Read more →
A recent study shows malign effects of sex in media.
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Different channels rate similar content differently. Shouldn’t the ratings be consistent?Read more →
The PTC’s year-end wrap-up of notable trends on television.Read more →
Will NBC’s hit show still be family-friendly?Read more →
One woman’s heartfelt letter to Madison Avenue. Read more →
New research that finds females are more sexualized in TV than in films. The PTC says: Enough is enough!Read more →
The Parents Television Council announced its support for the “Truth in Advertising Act,” which would enable the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to study the harm caused to consumers over images in advertisements that have been photo-shopped or altered....Read more →
Here are some ways parents and other concerned citizens can help protect children by fighting the graphic and gratuitous violence, sex, and profanity that dominates TV and media...Read more →
We all know that TV impacts the culture, and in turn, our children. TV has proven that it can be a positive force for good. Think of the ground covered in promoting positive, strong female characters on TV and in other entertainment...Read more →
That’s the question du jour this week, it seems.
Headlines from The Washington Post, ABC News, and People, among others, talk about Miley Cyrus’ comments...Read more →
One of the nation’s leading anti-sex trafficking organizations has awarded the PTC for aiding in the fight to protect families. Read more →
The Parents Television Council announced its partnership with Plaid for Women on the launch of its “No Mean Girls” Campaign.
“I am proud to announce our partnership with Plaid’s ‘No Mean Girls’ Campaign. Plaid’s message of...Read more →
Which Super Bowl ads do you find yourself sharing with your Facebook friends and family? Or talking about at work the next day? Or watching over and over again on You Tube? Like most people, I expect they are the ads that tug at your heartstrings,...Read more →
It’s the first business week of 2015, so my thoughts naturally go to “what are your wishes for the new year?” Folks, there is a lot on the PTC’s plate for the coming year, but I’d like to give you some flavor of where we are...Read more →
LOS ANGELES (August 25, 2014) – The Parents Television Council issued the following statement in reaction to MTV’s “Video Music Awards” special, which aired last night.
“MTV seemed to have toned down the VMA broadcast this year – at least compared to last year’s cringe-inducing mess. The MTV broadcast standards...Read more →
Dear Matt (with a copy to Seth MacFarlane),
There is nothing funny about rape.
According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, an American is sexually assaulted every two minutes. The damage, both physical and emotional, is incalculable. Too many have suffered and too few of...Read more →
Vanity Fair recently published a piece outlining Maleficent costume designer Anna B. Sheppard’s efforts to create an innocent, age-appropriate, non-sexualizing costume for 14-year-old Elle Fanning, who plays princess Aurora in the new Disney hit.
“I really walked away from that image completely. I wanted something really girly and...Read more →
I’m a diehard hockey fan and will forever admire, respect and revere Wayne Gretzky, the greatest player ever to lace up a pair of skates. I’m also a golf nut and subscribe to Golf Digest, poring over every page of every issue hoping to improve my game. Read more →
In March, the United Nations convened the fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York City, and this year, the Parents Television Council’s 4 Every Girl campaign was asked to be a part of it.
From March 10-21st, representatives of...Read more →
MTV executives failed to nominate a single female character for “Best Hero” in the upcoming MTV Movie Awards. But given the network’s treatment of women in the past, the only surprise is that anyone’s surprised.Read more →
This past weekend, millions of households participated in a time-honored tradition of kicking-off the Christmas season by sitting down to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas together as a family.
A Charlie Brown Christmas continues to delight generations of children and adults while serving as a reminder, year...Read more →