Reduce Sexual Content in Primetime Television sign now

Dear Sir or Madam:

We, the undersigned, are concerned about the high level of sexual content in primetime television, and would like to see it greatly reduced.

We believe that media depictions of sex and sexual humor, including scenes that imply that two characters have engaged in sex, are having a negative affect on America's youth. The effect that the media has on children has been documented by professional studies and is a concern of many professional and social organizations. The following are examples:

*A 1995 poll of ten-to-sixteen-year-olds found that the participants recognize that "what they see on television encourages them to take part in sexual activity too soon..." (Source: "Sex and Violence on Television" by Kerby Anderson - http://www.probe.org/docs/sex-viol.html),

*Sixty-two percent of ten-to-sixteen-year-olds also agreed that sex in movies and television influences their peers to have sex when they are too young. (Source: The Parents Television Council's "Sex and Violence in the Media Fact Sheet" - http://www.parentstv.org/ptc/facts/mediafacts.asp),

*"Young people tell me that the media is one of their leading sources of information about sex. Each year television and movies offer 14,000 sexual portrayals, of which only 165 deal with risks of pregnancy, HIV or other STDs." - Michael Rich, M.D., a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Public Education. (Source: http://www.aap.org/advocacy/washing/sex\%5Fin\%5Fmedia.htm),

*Most young people are concerned about this type of content. Seventy-seven percent of the participants in the previously referenced 1995 poll said that television shows too much pre-marital sex. (Source: "Sex and Violence on Television" by Kerby Anderson - http://www.probe.org/docs/sex-viol.html).

It is our sincere hope that the television industry will consider the above examples, and take steps to reduce the level of sexual content in primetime television. We, as parents and/or concerned citizens, care deeply about the messages that television sends to our youth, and are not interested in seeing programming that portrays sexual content in an inappropriate or irresponsible way. Thank you very much for your time, and we hope that you will consider our suggestion.

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