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For the past three years, via an agreement between Senator Paul Simon and the major broadcast networks like ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, television programs have now been monitored for excess violence.The UCLA Center for Communication Policy was asked to monitor all television programs with a particular emphasis on broadcast network television. Every series, television movie, film, program for children, and advertising on television were examined by the UCLA Center for Communication Policy. About 3,000 hours of television shows are monitored every year. The UCLA Center for Communication Policy examines the context in which violence is shown. This distinguishes between violence which in its context raises relevant concerns and that type of television violence which does not. In 1997, the most recent conference on Children and the Media was co-sponored by the Children Now organization. The conference title was "Reflection of Violence in the Media".The influences of media on girls and the messages that the media sends to both girls and boys was examined at the Conference. In 1994, a previous conference on Children and the Media effectively covered important children's issues, and discussed the impact suffered by children from violence in the news. In 1996, the annual conference on Children and the Media was co-sponored by Children Now, the Center for Communication Policy at UCLA and Stanford University. Total censorship is not the answer. I think that if all media sources for teenagers to view today suddenly were outlawed and became extinct, that then life would become very dull and uninformative for them just as quickly as the change would take place. On the other hand, I believe that juvenile violence would not be so high in the 90's, if not for teen overexposure to and the media's glamorization of violence. In my opinion, I think the more violence we see on television, in video games, and on the radio; the more violence will be emulated by juveniles because of what they choose to imitate. This is just my opinion and I encourage you to formulate your own. If you need more information about Violence in the Media, you could check out these sites.
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