In a study of children's television programming, The Disney Channel was rated the least violent, however, ABC Family was one of the most violent.
By Joanne Brokaw
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — As if parents needed another reason to turn off the television, the Parents Television Council recently released, “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: A Content Analysis of Children’s Television.”
According to the study, which looked at 443.5 hours of entertainment programming for school-aged children aged 5 to 10 during after-school and Saturday morning hours, “there is more violence on children’s entertainment programming than on adult-oriented television.”
The study examined the programs of eight broadcast or expanded cable networks: ABC, Fox, NBC, WB, ABC Family, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.
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