This Mental Environment can be nourishing or toxic depending on the characteristics of the information being communicated. Today, the Mental Environment conveying mainstream TV and radio news is primed with the potential to nourish human intellect and emotions or induce anxiety. When TV and radio news sensationalizes violence - as is so often the case - that potential to induce anxiety in children who are exposed to it - greatly increases.
The message of Choose News and our petition is that it's time for the CRTC - the Canadian federal agency regulating TV and radio newscasts, and Canadian TV and radio broadcasters to recognize the impact their news products are having on the Mental Environments of children, and move to reduce that risk through upholding their Violence Code and also updating it.
Please sign the Choose News petition to help bring about this change.