ERIC Number: ED418915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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Music Violence: How Does It Affect Our Children. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring, and the District of Columbia of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session (November 6, 1997).
This hearing explores the influence of music violence on youth in the District of Columbia. The proceedings include the testimony of witnesses representing the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Recording Industry Association of America, the National Political Congress of Black Women, the Thomas Moore Stork Professor of Communications, a Senator from North Dakota, and a parent from North Dakota. Opening statements were offered by Senators Brownback and Lieberman. The discussion focused on violence as portrayed in popular music and how that graphic violence may influence young people toward violent behavior. The average teen listens to music about 4 hours a day while spending 20 minutes a day in conversation with his/her mother and less than 5 minutes a day in conversation with his/her father. (EH)
Descriptors: Aggression, Children, Crime, Delinquency, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearings, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Mass Media Use, Music, Violence
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Identifiers: Congress 105th; District of Columbia