Resolution 1985.04: Violence on Television

November 05, 2013

Whereas, Violence exploits the human person and many clinical and experimental psychologists agree that television is a school of violence and crime; and

Whereas, Television is readily accessible to children at an early age and none of the violence serves an educational purpose, but rather encourages emulation; and

Whereas, Canadian, American and British researchers have found that violent entertainment has harmful effects on adults and much more damaging effects on the less mature, the adolescent boy or girl; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the national council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, in 65th annual national convention assembled, recommend that the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission strongly enforce regulations restricting television violence; and, be it further

Resolved, That members of The Catholic Women’s League campaign against violence on television by:
1.) writing letters of protest to cable, satellite and pay television outlets, and
2.) writing letters of concern to their members of parliament, and
3.) writing letters to the sponsors of such programs objecting to their sponsorship, and
4.) encouraging parents to educate their families regarding television viewing.