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Organizations and Web Sites that Complement LimiTV Agenda


Active Bodies, Active Minds: Univ. of Washington Ctr. for Public Health Nutrition
A good resource for teachers and parents of pre-school age children.
Web Site: http://www.waabam.org/

Benji Site
A great resource - remarks on TV from a parent and teacher, and related TV entries.
Web Site: http://www.benji.com/ParentsTeachers.htm

The American Academy of Pediatrics
(Excellent pamphlet on TV guidelines for families; see "Web Site" section below for pages on the AAP web site that deal specifically with Media Violence and TV.)
(800) 433-9016
Web Site: http://www.aap.org

Center for Media Literacy
(800) 226-9494
Web Site: http://www.medialit.org

TV-Turnoff Network
Web Site: http://www.tvturnoff.org

Children Now
(800) CHILD-44
web site: http://www.childrennow.org

National Alliance for Non-Violent Programming
(910) 370-0407


(818) 508-2080
Web Site: http://www.mediascope.org/mediascope

American Medical Association
(312) 464-5563
Web Site: http://www.ama-assn.org/

Center for Media Education
Fax: 1 (202) 628-2554

National PTA
Taking Charge of Your TV is a free video developed by National PTA and the National Cable Television Association. It is designed to teach parents critical viewing skills and help them teach their children to be smarter TV watchers.
(800) 452-6351
Web Site: http://www.pta.org

North Carolina PTA

Smart Start
North Carolina's early childhood initiative designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed.


Media Literacy for Prevention, Critical Thinking, Self Esteem
Dr. Peter DeBenedittis
Information on media literacy, including how the media influences student's attitudes towards tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and violence.

The Smart Parent’s Guide to Kid’s TV
A public education brochure produced by The American Academy of Pediatrics, is available on-line at this address. (Caveat: PBS sponsored and wrote this brochure, so it focuses on viewing television rather than alternative activities to TV. But if you’re going to watch, this is a good guide.) http://www.aap.org/family/smarttv.htm

Reprint of an U.S. Department of Education (How can excessive television viewing affect children's learning and school performance? TV Affects Social And Emotional Behavior. TV Affects Creativity and Language Skills TV Affects School Achievement. How Can Parents Guide Their Children's Television Viewing?)

Medem: American Academy of Pediatrics
Public Information related to children's health

Kidsnet gives reviews of appropriate TV programs which must contain educational material and must not have violence. http://www.kidsnet.org

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, North Carolina Public Schools Infoweb. http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/

North Carolina Association of Educators leads in advancing and ensuring equitable, quality public education. NCAE's mission is to advocate for members and students, to enhance the education profession, and to advance public education. The NCAE Objectives are: 1.Increase public confidence in and support for public education; 2. Advocate quality teaching and learning for all students and public school staff; 3. Strengthen the economic and legal status of members; 4.Unite and represent all prospective, active and retired public school employees as members of NCAE; 5. Foster a governance system that expands member involvement, enhances leadership, and responds to the needs of members; 6.Manage the operations and resources of the association to provide efficient delivery of services. http://www.ncae.org/

Action for Children North Carolina is a coalition advancing public policy that benefits North Carolina's children. http://www.ncchild.org

Kellogg Foundation Grant
Annual TV-Turnoff Week
Feedback from Families
Activities for Children
Products to limit TV time

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