• Media Violence and Youth: Impact of a Child’s Exposure to Media Violence

    The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that by the age of 18, the average American child will have viewed 200,000 acts of violence on television. Some studies suggest that exposure to violence in the media increases the chances that children will behave more aggressively, experience more anger and hostility, think more about aggression and violence, and become “numb” to images of violence.

    In response to this concern and in an effort to increase awareness, the New Jersey Legislature passed and Governor Christie signed P.L.2013, c.146, which requires school districts to distribute the pamphlet below to the parents or guardians of students attending our schools.  A copy of this pamphlet will be distributed to your child in the near future.

    For more information regarding this pamphlet please visit:

    http://www.nj.gov/education/students/safety/behavior/media.shtml for electronic distribution

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