Anti-TV Websites


Bowling Alone 


Campaign For A Commercial-Free Childhood


 ClicKit! To Reduce Television in Early Childhood


Ellen Currey Wilson The Big Turnoff 


 Herber Valley Unplugged


I’m Missing All Of My Shows 


Instead of TV 


Life Without Television


Media by Choice


Media Violence Resource Center


Natural News - Television


Plato's Cave


 Screen Free Project


Screen Free Week


Screen-Time Awareness - Interview


Television vs Children


The New Citizen


Turn Off Your TV 


TV Smarter - Blog


TV Stinks 


Unplug The Signal 


Unplug Your Kids 


White Dot 


White Dot Forum 


White Dot - Wikipedia




Commercial Alert - Television


Kill Your Television - Blog


Limit TV


Society for the Eradication of Television


Television's Negative Impact on Children


Trying It Without TV


Turn It Off !


The New Citizen


Free Radical


Too Much TV

 






Against TV (from a religious perspective)



Pure Gospel Truth - Watching TV is Enslaving Americans


Night after night, we sit for long hours in dark rooms. Identical images flow into our brains, McDonaldizing our perspectives, knowledge, tastes, desires.


“the 23rd Psalm in a Media Age”: “The TV is my shepherd; I shall not want. It makes me to lie down on the sofa. It leads me away from Scriptures; it destroys my soul. It leads me into the paths of sex and violence for the sponsor’s sake. Yea, though I walk in the shadow of my Christian responsibility, there will be no interruption for the TV is with me. Its cable and remote control they comfort me. It prepares a commercial before me in the presence of my worldliness. It anoints my head with humanism. My coveting runneth over. Surely laziness and ignorance shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house watching TV forever.”


"Television: Agent of Truth Decay"


Television Statistics


What is it that religious Jews have against television?


"Rabbi Ezriel Tauber, in a lecture, said that no one would ever put a sewer in their living room because no one wants the filth gushing right into the middle of their homes. Rabbi Tauber added that having a television was just like having a sewer, because it enabled the garbage and filth of society to flow indiscriminately into your home."


“Do not bring an abomination into your house since you will become accursed like it,” He warned His chosen people. “You should utterly detest [an idol] and utterly abhor it, for it is an objectively cursed thing.”(1) Ancient Israel needed a commandment to detest the detestable, abhor the abhorrent, and keep it far from their homes, the Torah teaches, because once even the most crass influence passes within, it grows gradually less offensive and more acceptable."


The Holy Bible vs the TV Guide





Assorted


Television Quotations - Quote Garden


Television Quotations - Quotations Page


Television Quotations - Wikipedia


Television and Children -  University of Michigan


CommonDreams.org - A Powerful, Massive Protest: Diminish the Corporate Media’s Power by Turning off Your TV for Good!


Dave Opinion


Just Say No Way


Television and Children (University of Michigan)


TV B Gone - Turn Off Your Television !


Boston.com - Silence that idiot box !


Buzzle.com - Negative Effects of TV


Helium.com - The Negative Effects of TV on Children


Hacking Memes & Culture Jammers


Adbusters - TV Turnoff Week


Alternet - TV Turnoff Week: Kicking the Boob Tube Habit


Wired.com - TV was a cultural earthquake


Nourish Interactive - Celebrate ‘Turn Off TV Week’


Russ's Web - How Your Brain Develops


The Sourcebook for Teaching Science - Television & Health - 2001


Shift in Action - Zen TV


PFlag.com -  Couch Potato Television bad for your health? Not from this angle


The News Observer - TV ban for kids is risky


Shaping Youth - The Electronic Pacifier: No TV under two!



Alternet - 10 Revolting TV Shows That Need to Die


Cracked - 6 Shocking Ways TV Rewires Your Brain


 Flickr - My Head is Really a TV


Hub Pages - Effects Of Television On Humans


Parenting Healthy Children - Negative Effects Of Television Addiction and Computer Addiction Show Children Need Protection


Benji.com - Passive brains retain sensations, not information


You Tube - TV Rots your Brain


You Tube - How Television Affects Your Brain


You Tube - TV rots your brain - Alec Baldwin


You Tube - Television, the Drug of a Nation


Tumblr - anti-tv


i09 - Great Masterpieces of Anti-Television Storytelling


Texasescapes - On Norman Mailer & TV


"Disadvantages of television: It promotes passivity. Television allows its audiences to live vicariously through the situations and lives of fictional characters. It's far easier for a television viewer to experience the thrill of a television character's success than it is to go out and create success on their own terms. This is particularly detrimental to children and teenagers who need to develop a strong sense of self and a purpose in life. Television encourages passivity." - Yahoo Voices (March 2008)


"In a society where most people were "visually literate" or "media literate" but lack solid, well-developed, constantly-used reading skills, the literate or "text-oriented" minority would be in control--perhaps not always overtly, but most assuredly where it counts.  In that dystopian vision, we would revert to a medieval state where the knowledgeable few rule the ignorant masses.  This time the ignorant masses would not think themselves ignorant, since they would be flooded with "information" through the vastly richer channels of sight and sound. "   Express Lib (1992)


Anti-TV ad boycotted by German channels


The Harmful Effects of Watching Too Much Television


Sydney's Education Page


Life 123 - Beware the Negative Influence of Children's TV


Television is a Hallucination


How Television Affects Your Brain Chemistry -- And That's Not All!


wikiHow - How to Get Your Children Away from TV


Who Needs Cable? Maybe I Do - expenses go up after man cancels cable


television: opiate of the masses 1


television: opiate of the masses 2


Brainwaves and Nasa


Get Out of the Box !


I'm The Slime Lyrics (Frank Zappa)


Television, The Drug of the Nation - Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy


Amused to Death - Pink Floyd


Songs about the evils of television


Poem # 1 - Television


Our Lady Peace


The Age of Egocasting


Forcing TV viewers to watch advertising... and more...


THE MARK OF CURRENT TECHNOLOGY UPON OUR CHILDREN LIFE WITHIN THE MACHINE


The Quote Garden - Television Quotes


The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.

- Mark Twain


The “well-informed citizenry” is in danger of becoming the “well-amused audience.”

- Al Gore


A society of sheep must beget in time a government of wolves.

- Bertrand de Jouvenel










Bloggers Linking to tvSmarter


Thank You Bloggers!!


Unplug Your Kids - Resources


Life Without Television - Related Organizations


Media by Choice


Better World Links


Living Now - Television as a child development hazard


Dr. Rishikof - TV watching in Toddlers and preschooler


Erupting Mind - The Effects of TV on the Brain


/sh -dystopia


Truce Teachers - Media Violence


Pinterest - Screen-Time Tips


Talula's Barefoot Books Blog


Business Handshakes - 6 Little Known Side Effects of Televsion (Nov 2013)


ABC Blogs - Paladas de euros - English Translation (April 2013)


Abdulla - TV Smarter (Sept 2012)


Every Wise Woman - TV Watching Is Bad for Your Brain (Aug 2012)


I'm More Romanian Than You - A Radiant Eruption of Democracy (Feb 2012)


Applied Social Psychology - Too much news? (Dec 2011)


Better Brains Online - TV and Depression (Nov 2011)


Danville Patch - Driven to Distraction by Spongebob? (Sept 2011)


Enjoy Birth - The Benefits of Being Media Free (July 2011)


Shut Up and Listen! - How Snooki Affects Global Warming (May 2011)


Yahoo Voices - TV in Excess Causes Depression (June 2010)


Kristine Obert - April 14th Research (April 2010)


Are They All Yours? - TV Turnoff Resources (March 2010)


Examiner - Metal 101: How to listen to metal (and music in general) (Feb 2010)


Media by Choice - DOOH and involuntary attention: cynical manipulation (Jan 2010)


Hipermediaciones - El Mutante Arte De La Lectura Libros Elibros Y Pantallas (Spanish) - English Translation (Nov 2009)


Discursus - On Literacy (Nov 2009)


Media - Loosing our knowledge (May 2009)


OLGANON - The Awful Truth About Television (Dec 2008)


Dyland - Television Kills The Brain.....FACTS (Sept 2008)


Junk Culture Manifesto - Quick Note On Self-Esteem & Television or Stop Exposing Yourself to Consumer Culture! (April 2008)


The Toby Show - The TV Trap (March 2008)


Easter Lemming Liberal News - Is TV killing Democracy in America? (Jan 2007)


Stumble Upon - tvSmarter.com (Nov 2006)


OPML, The Harvard Book of  - TV Smarter (Oct 2006)


Druid Journal - Eight Reasons Why TV is Evil (Aug 2006)






Blogging Against TV


Anti-TV Mommas


Ellen Currey Wilson - The Big Turnoff


I'm Missing All of My Shows


Television


Television vs Children


Trying It Without TV


TV Addiction - Blog


TV Stinks


Unplug Your Kids


Turn Off That TV - Psychology Today


When the Media is the Parent - Psychology Today


When the Media is the Parent






Blogging Posts Against TV


Briankim.net - The Harmful Effects of Watching Too Much Television


Common Dreams - A Powerful, Massive Protest: Diminish the Corporate Media's Power by Turning off Your TV for Good!


Seth Godin's Blog - But it's better than TV


J.R. Briggs - Turn Off Your TV


 Breaking The Habit Of Me - Is TV stealing your life? 3 ways to kick the TV habit


Skaczkowskj - The Effects of Television - Spudding Out


Derek Harvey - Spudding Out


Daily 49er - Neighborhoods are like ghost towns, kids don’t play outside


Stanford Bookhaven - TV? Don’t waste your time, says Stanford prez


Think Traffic - Watching TV: Simple Pleasure or Stupid Waste of Time?


API Healthline - Bad Effects Of Watching Too Much TV


 The Mayor's Health Line Blog - Is it Time to Turn Off the TV?


 Imperfect Spirituality - One Way To Turn Your Brain To Mush Or Why I Love TV


 Eye of the Cyclone - Is Television really behind Alien Abductions?


Early to Rise - Brainwaves and Nasa


Hassam - Effects Of Television On Humans


Mystery Dave - Opiate Of The Masses


The Mothering Coach - Television and Babies


Dodosville - What Would Life Be Like Without TV


 Psychology Today - The Case(s) Against Television (What psychologists, economists, and David Foster Wallace think about TV.)


Psychology Today - TV and Young Character


 Psychology Today - Is Big Media Slowly Killing Our Children? Too much media can lead to obesity and poor health


 Psychology Today - Taming Television, Curbing Video Games


 Psychology Today - Unplug the TV and Plug Into Aloha!


Daddy's Roses - Mich. kids urged to kick the TV habit


Small Life Slow Life - 9 Reasons to Give Up TV


Babble - Moving towards a screen-free lifestyle with kids


Families - Going Unplugged


Poor Reception - Could I Finally Wean My Family Off TV?


The First Weblog - The Real Reality Show


BreakingOut.net - Take Control of Your TV!


Chris Under Grace - Self-imposed Putrefaction


Teeveeaguirre - No Television (sorta)


Say What You Need to Say - What Televisions Eat For Breakfast


Psychology Today - eParenting: Setting limits even if your kids know more than you do


Teacher Tom Blog - Watching Television Is Relaxing


Teacher Tom Blog - I Don't Know What It Means, But It's True (More About Watching TV)


Healthy and Simple - More TV Means Less Life


Oliver Steele - My No TV


Everything But Pickles - We Killed Our Television


Big Old Daddy - 12 years later and still no reasons to watch TV


Druid Journal - Eight Reasons Why TV is Evil


Dangerous Intersection - Just say “no” to TV. Do it for your country


planning from the outside - TV emotion


Ms Single Mama - Kill Your TV !


Creating Passionate Users - Anti TV Rant


Creating Passionate Users - Anti TV Followup


Could you spend an entire day "unplugged?" - Psychology Today Blog


110 Factor - Anti TV Tech


Kiwi Polemicist - TV Damages Parent-Child Relationships


The Weekly Gripe - No TV in This House


Epheriell Designs - Why I Don't Watch TV


PJ Miller - The Twilight of the Books?


Daily Kos - Try a little silence and no TV this Lent. It will make you sane once more!


Truth Addicts Anonymous - What Television is Doing to You


Markham's Behavioral Health - Is TV destroying our social capital?


Josh Staiger - I'm unplugging my TV


Dodosville: The Teleban


Just Insomnia - Television Abstinence


The Not Quite Crunchy Parent - What to do Instead of TV ?


Parent.Thesis - Debunking Baby Einstein


Parent.Thesis - Why Gen X parents love Baby Einstein


Eco Child’s Play - Three Good (Green) Reasons to Give Up TV


Strike the Root - Turn It Off


Salient - Television: Tune into static


An Argument against Television for Children


lifehacker - Save money by turning off the TV - forever!


Inventor Spot - If there was something that you as a parent could do to decrease your child's risk of cancer, increase their level of education, and prevent them from getting involved with sex, drugs and alcohol until an age of responsibility, would you? Even if it meant turning off the TV?


Carsons Post - TV Can Cause Attention Problems






TV Limiting Technology


List & Comparison of TV blockers


Token Timer


Power Cop


Play Limit


  Power Plug Lock


Time Machine


Eye Timer


TV Be Gone


TV Be Gone - Article


Stanford Student Media Awareness to Reduce Television (SMART) curriculum is being used in California and Michigan. SMART in San Francisco, SMART in Canada