AMAC warns of ‘inappropriate impact’ of media on our kids
America’s children are under attack by the entertainment industry, says Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. He cites the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, which reports that a Netflix TV series, which premiered two years ago, 13 Reasons Why, is associated with a significant increase in suicides among adolescents.
Meanwhile, Weber expressed concern about the inappropriate impact of other teen accessible TV programming. He says that much of that content can have negative influence on the lives of kids due to explicit content, including scenes of drug use and sex and rape. He noted that Tim Winter, who heads up the Parents Television Council, recently said that what “Netflix is doing with ’13 Reasons Why,’ HBO, with its new high school centered show, ‘Euphoria,’ appears to be overtly, intentionally marketing extremely graphic adult content – sex, violence, profanity and drug use – to teens and preteens.”
Winter told Fox News that although the cable program company says Euphoria is a show intended for adults, “HBO is now internationally marketing this content to children.”
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