Letter: Children, TV and violence

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Sir: Both the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary now find it urgent to address the question of the relationship between children, television and violence. At the same time, we understand that the Secretary of State for Education proposes to reduce the time allocated to media studies within the statutory orders for English in the national curriculum.

Attempting to restrict critical study of the media, particularly television, will do nothing to foster productive discussion of the medium in the school and the home.

Yours sincerely,

KEN FOX

Senior Lecturer

PHILIP SIMPSON

Principal Lecturer

Department of Radio, Film

and Television

Christ Church College

Canterbury, Kent

8 March

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