U.S. House of Representatives and Senate
United States of America

Children under 2 years of age gain no cognitive developmental benefits from television, regardless of content. Help us in providing this critical information that will benefit the estimated 148.8 million parents in the United States.

We strive to accomplish this goal by pushing legislation to mandate a disclaimer delivering these findings to the guardians of our future generation. In response to the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation that children under two should be discouraged from watching television at all, and a study showing that only 6% of parents are aware of that recommendation (while 49% of parents think educational videos like Baby Einstein™ are very important in the intellectual development of children), for the betterment of society, we, the undersigned, are actively demanding that the F.C.C. publicize this information at the beginning of aforementioned programming.

One of the most prominent figures in researching early development and television usage, Dr. Dimitri Christakis confidently says, "The more videos they watched, the fewer words they knew. These babies scored about 10% lower on language skills than infants who had not watched these videos."

With the amount of conclusive evidence on the issue, and the given percentage of ignorance, it is not only in our best interest to educate, but neglectful, and arguably abusive, to sit idly by.

We, the undersigned, petition United States Congress under the resolve that by educating parents on the potential hazards of toddler television viewing, the amount of damage to future generations can be minimalized.

We request this be carried out by running a quick disclaimer, warning, or educational message at the beginning of programs marketed specifically for young children (0-24 months) and their guardians.

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The Mandate a disclaimer for counter productive "educational" children's shows petition to U.S. House of Representatives and Senate was written by Jacob Chesley and is in the category Television at GoPetition.