NLC holds summit on minor’s access to media violence
A recent Federal Trade Commission report to Congress concluded that minors continue to have access to violence in the media and entertainment industry. In response, the Washington-based National League of Cities (NLC) will hold a National Media Violence Summit on Tuesday in Indianapolis and will broadcast the event on the Web at www.ncntv.org/events/070417.
The summit will feature a series of panel discussions between city officials, members of the NLC Council on Youth, Education and Families, and a variety of experts. The first discussion, “Media Trends and Media Violence,” will be from 8:45 to 10 a.m., followed by “Research Findings on Media Violence and its Impact on Children” from 10 to 11 a.m., “Media/Entertainment Industry Efforts to Respond to Media Violence” from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., “Public Policy Responses to Media Violence” from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and an interactive roundtable on raising public awareness and engaging parents from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Call Laura Sweeney at (202) 626-3051 or Sherry Conway-Appel at (202) 626-3003 for more information.