The average number of hours kids watch TV: Four to Five Hours per day The amount of time parents spend talking to their kids: 38.5 minutes per day
Percentage of Americans who can name 59%
Percentage of Americans who can name Three Supreme Court Justices: 17%
By the time you are 65 years old you will have seen 2 million television commercials
Television is about advertising. • Advertising is about selling people things they don’t need. • The more we have the more we throw away
Television also effects The music we hear…
Only 2 companies control Over 60% of the Music Videos you see on TV
Television affects the clothes we wear….
Count how many logos you have on your clothes right now….. Ready…Set…Go…
Television affects how we act….
By 18, you will have seen 18,000 murders 200,000 violent Acts
10% of all youth violence is directly linked to Violent television viewing
Television affects many behaviors • 91% of kids say they have been upset or scared by what they see on TV • 77% of teens say they learned about relationships from watching TV
So what do we do about it?
Turn Off the TV… Turn On the Possibilities
Pledge To Turn Off Your TV TV Turn-Off Week April 25 to May 1
TV Turnoff Week www.tvturnoff.org Kitsap County Health District Healthy Living and Media Literacy Programs www.kitsapcountyhealth.com University of Washington Centers for Excellence in Media Literacy project Kitsap Center http://depts.washington.edu/nwmedia/