The Big Turn-OffSM is an annual event asking citizens to turn off their TVs for three hours during the prime time segment of programming. This important event, held on the second Wednesday in January each year, encourages society to protest television violence. It seems like year after year the family hour on television continues to add more and more “crime shows” to their programming. So help us continue to educate not only our communities, but the networks as well. Inform your family members, friends, co-workers and churches and let them know about this important event.
The American Psychological Association has reported that the average child watches 8,000 televised murders and 100,000 acts of violence before finishing elementary school. That number more than doubles by the time he/she reaches the age of 18. Prime time television should be violence free for our children. The goal of the Big Turn-OffSM is to empower people to object to what they find offensive and send a message that promotes non-violent programming.
We ask that you turn off your television for three hours during prime time viewing in your area on the day of Big Turn-OffSM.
For more information on the Big Turn-OffSM, please contact the National POMC Headquarters.