Arm yourself with the information you need to fight back. One way to successfully take control is to download the complete report, for free, from www.ParentsTV.org and discuss it with your family. It’s an effective way to explain why you have decided to raise the standards in your home.
And, coming in the summer of 2010, there’s an amazing new tool hitting the market that gives parents control over the actual scenes within shows that come into your home. I’m proud to be part of this new effort to empower moms and dads with a means to protect your kids from what you consider offensive. The MPower Box automatically keeps out the television commercials you find objectionable and even filters the content of programs, scene by scene, according to your standards - not someone else’s. To learn more about this exciting breakthrough and to express your views on media content, log on to the MyMpowerBox survey page where you can let your voice be heard.
Finally, while you take proactive steps to protect your own children, you can also have an impact on the creation of television content. How? Let advertisers and programmers hear from you. Again, Parents Television Council takes the lead in helping you to find out who is sponsoring what, and how to reach them. When you visit www.ParentsTV.org , just click on the “Take Action” button and you will be directed to contact information for the networks, advertisers, and production companies.
It’s time to take a stand for decency – it’s time to take control. Start by participating in the survey on media content at the MyMPowerBox site.