April 11, 2013

Action Item: Decency Standards on the TV and Radio

Many of you may have heard that the radio and television regulators (the FCC) are currently deciding whether or not to lower decency standards.

Here's how I understand it:

"Specifically, if enacted, the new FCC policy would allow network television and local radio stations to air the f-word, the s-word and to allow programs to show frontal female nudity, even during hours when they know children will be watching and listening."

I'm not impressed.

Until the end of April you can make a formal complaint on the FCC website.  You can find all the information here:  http://action.afa.net/item.aspx?id=2147534194.

If you also feel strongly about protecting what little decency remains on our radios and televisions, please let your voice be heard before the end of the month.

**I was informed that my link didn't work.  Try this one: http://action.afa.net/Detail.aspx?id=2147534194.

Andrea is a homeschooling mother of six; ages 9, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 month.  She loves books, books, and more books!  She also loves writing, cooking, hiking, dancing, singing, and hanging out with her family.  You can read more about her homeschooling efforts on the blog Frolic and Farce.

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Andrea said...

So glad you guys posted about this. More people need to hear about it!

Anonymous said...

Your link did not work, use this one...

This is crazy, thank you for bringing it to my attention!

alhsjej said...

Mentioned and linked to you in my post!

Anonymous said...

While it is noble to send a letter and continue to stand for what is moral and right, this is a losing battle. Modern media can become a cancer. The only way to really stop the cancer is to remove the malignancy. TV is not a necessity. You can CHOOSE to stop watching it. My husband and I chose to have a TV free home about 4 years ago. It was a struggle at first - since TV can be such an addiction. However, we've had a more peaceful home. A quieter home. We have more content children who don't even think to ask for toys or junk food they see in commercials. And yet, we still enjoy some television shows through apps and Hulu, but the difference is I get to choose the content and message coming into our home. I choose. Regardless of what choices the FCC makes. In our home we've taken control.

Melanie said...

Thank you. Yes, I agree with the above, more people need to hear about this. Posted on my FB account to help get the word out.

Anonymous said...

We also don't watch TV in our home, but I still think it's important to stand up for what's right for the sake of the children in homes that will be watching TV. Many have valiantly fought in losing battles before us, and hopefully many will continue after us.

Eve | Inchworm Chronicles said...

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It was really easy to fill out the form. I did so and I encourage anyone with children to do so, as well. Actually, come to think of it, whether or not a person watches TV as a family or not, we should all be concerned for the welfare of children and youth everywhere, "charity never faileth", "I am my brother's keeper", and all ;-)