Daily Archives: Friday 27th April, 2007


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the USA has concluded that Hollywood isn’t doing enough to protect children from viewing violent programming on cable and satellite TV, and that Congress should authorise government action. Unsurprisingly, the TV networks aren’t keen to bend to this kind of pressure. There’s plenty of […]

Violence on TV: Legislation or parental responsibility?


Psychiatrists at Harvard University have challenged the old playground rhyme. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” might have served some purpose at some time in the face of a tirade of name-calling, but actually a constant barrage of verbal attacks-yelling, shouting, swearing, insults, […]

Sticks and stones: Verbal abuse of children can lead to ...