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AUSTIN Run Against Media Violence
Saturday, Nov 15, 2008 - 9.30 am
WALK ROUTE: Austin City Hall- Plaza>Congress Avenue>CAPITOL>Austin City Hall.
 

Objective of this Run:
- To create awareness among parents and children about adverse health impact of media violence targeted at children.
- To protest violent content in TV, videogames, movies and other multimedia products targeted at children.

Did you know:
-American children between ages two and 18 spend an average of six hours and 32 minutes each day using media?

-Children, by an early age of 12 would have viewed more than 8,000 killings and 100,000 other violent acts on television alone?

-The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with hundreds of studies of the effects of TV/media violence on children and teenagers have found that children may:

  • Become ‘immune’ to the horror of violence;
  • Gradually accept violence as a way to solve problems;
  • Imitate the violence they observe on television;
  • Identify with certain characters, victims and/or victimizers.

-Research has associated exposure to media violence with a variety of physical and mental health problems for children and adolescents including aggressive behavior, desensitization to violence, fear, depression, sleep disturbances and nightmares.        

VENUE: AUSTIN CITY HALL
DATE: 15 NOV 2008, SATURDAY
TIME:  9.30 AM (Run/Walk starts at 11.00 am)
DISTANCE: 2.5 KM. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO WALK
 THIS IS NOT A FUNDRAISER.

NO DONATION/CONTRIBUTION NECESSARY.
Volunteers needed

FREE
T Shirt (while quantities last) and Participation certificate

To Register FOR 2008 WALK  
Call: 281-381-0744/512-828-6709, email:
info@pamv.org
For information on PAMV visit our website:
http://www.pamv.org
ORGANIZED BY
PARENTS AGAINST MEDIA VIOLENCE, AUSTIN Chapter


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