Disclosure- This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of INSP. All opinions are 100% my own.
How many times have you flipped the channels on the tv, found a show you thought looked family friendly only to have to jump for the remote when something inappropriate for your children came on? Even when you set your tv to only play G or PG shows there are still things that might not be in line with your family values. There are some children’s channels but what if you are looking for family friendly shows that the whole family can enjoy? INSP is that channel.
INSP is family friendly, “lunge-free” programming. That means you can watch INSP worry free—never being forced to “lunge” for the remote due to inappropriate programs or even commercials. Family values are a part of what makes America great and INSP celebrates those values with shows that promote families, honor veterans and capture the American spirit. Unfortunately, on February 1, DIRECTV removed INSP from their line-up which created even less family friendly programming available to families on TV.
Facts about INSP and DIRECTV
• You can find additional information about INSP at:
• INSP’s programming promotes families, honors veterans and captures the American spirit.
• INSP is offered free to TV providers and doesn’t add one single penny to your monthly satellite bill.
• INSP offers the perfect solution: Good family programming for DIRECTV customers, and help for DIRECTV in controlling costs.
• All commercials are screened to ensure they align with INSP’s standard of family friendly viewership so you never have to worry about the commercials your children view.
Based on http://www.parentstv.org/ptc/
o Of American families who had recently been part of the Nielsen ‘People Meter’ panel wanted more shows ‘without profanity or swear words.
o Children younger than 8 cannot uniformly discriminate between real life and fantasy/entertainment. They quickly learn that violence is an acceptable solution to resolving even complex problems, particularly if the aggressor is the hero. – ibid
o By age 18, a U.S. youth will have seen 16,000 simulated murders and 200,000 acts of violence. – American Psychiatric Association
o Over 1000 studies – including a Surgeon General’s special report in 1972 and a National Institute of Mental Health report 10 years later – attest to a causal connection between media violence and aggressive behavior in some children. Studies show that the more “real-life” the violence portrayed, the greater the likelihood that it will be “learned.” – American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement, Volume 95, Number 6 – June 1995
o In a national opinion poll conducted for TV Guide (8/2/03), 57% of TV viewers said they ‘noticed an increase in offensive material on television lately.
o Find more facts at: http://www.parentstv.org/ptc/
• On February 1, 2014, DIRECTV removed INSP from their line-up.
Why would DIRECTV remove INSP when these statistics are so disturbing?
How You Can Help:
• Call DIRECTV and ask them this simple question, “Why won’t you carry family friendly programming like INSP?”
• Call DIRECTV at the toll-free number: 1-844-GET-INSP (1-844-438-4677)
• Fill out the petition available at http://iwantmyinsp.com/
• Go to DIRECTV’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/
• Go to DIRECTV’s Twitter page (https://twitter.com/DIRECTV) and tell them why INSP is uniquely important to you.