It’s always been difficult raising good kids. And in today’s Digital Age, it’s even more of a challenge. Our children are being bombarded with massive amounts of media, much of it negative, violent and mean-spirited.
Parents and teachers are concerned about the negative effects media has on their children’s character development.
Child-rearing experts recommend limiting screen time, using internet filter software and teaching media literacy, but short of extreme censorship laws, we will never be able to completely shield our kids from toxic media:
- Violence and death
- Casual sex and pornography
- Fake reality shows
- False advertising
- Social media haters, cyber bullies and extremists
- Infotainment news shows blurring the line between fact and fiction
- Rap music lyrics glorifying crime and misogyny
At times it seems like parents are in a losing battle. But we must never give up! We must never surrender and leave our children alone against the overwhelming barrage of toxic media.
“VICTORY VIA VIRTUES!”
The “V” Channel is launching a counter attack to inspire a virtues revolution. We’re raising money to fund an all-out campaign to produce positive, uplifting and inspiring ‘edutainment’ based on the what, why and how of virtues. From “Assertiveness” to “Zeal”, our goal is to make award winning “V” Videos that parents and teachers can share with children, enabling meaningful conversations that inspire kids to choose goodness:
- Tell the truth and stand up for justice
- Give love and attention to the people that matter to them
- Listen with compassion and help with kindness
- Trust that they have the strength to cope with whatever happens in life
- Do what it takes to attain personal goals and accomplishments
RALLYING THE TROOPS FOR TOTAL ENGAGEMENT
The “V” Channel will reach out to Primary Caregivers as the first point of contact with kids, teens and young adults. It’s also going to take Star Power to win over the hearts and minds of our children.
PRIMARY CAREGIVERS—Parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, and even school bus drivers, share and discuss age-appropriate content with their children.
STAR POWER—Pop stars, sports icons, and celebrity YouTubers endorse The “V” Channel and promote specially developed youth-centric content to each age group.
TAKING A STAND AGAINST BLAME, SHAME AND FEAR
Raising good kids is the most important task on the planet, yet very few of us are properly trained. Most of us just use the same old ‘blame, shame and fear’ approach as our parents did, or we learn by trial and error, which can have adverse effects on our children.
The “V” Channel stands against ‘BS&F’. Instead, we advocate The Five Strategies of The Virtues Project(TM), surprisingly simple yet highly effective ways to bring out the very best in our children.
Our goal is to build a world-class online destination and social media network offering ‘edutainment’ in a wide variety of interest categories for viewing at home, in school, and on mobile devices.
Explore some of the content we’ve created so far:
“V” VIDEOS >
Original “V” Videos feature positive role models that inspire kids (and adults!) to be the very best they can be.
“V”MAIL AND ARTICLES >
Our emails and articles offer anecdotes about practicing virtues in everyday life.
A FEW OF LIFE’S MANY CHOICES >
Creative ways parents can help their kids make the right choices.
We invite you to call, text or email us with any questions or comments you may have. Please tell us your story about how you are winning the battle to raise good kids!
Scott Feraco Founder and Creative Director: scott@theVchannel.com / 917-445-0102
Wendy Mather Editor and Contributing Writer: wendy@theVchannel.com / 916-850-9871
Dara Feldman Education Director: dara@theVchannel.com / 301-529-1302
It’s our responsibility to invest the time to raise our children to become adults who make responsible, moral choices.
STAY TUNED TO THE “V” CHANNEL
As we raise additional funding we’ll produce new videos and blogs. We’ll also revise and improve our website, providing you with a world-class online destination and social media network dedicated to the understanding and practical application of virtues.
Special thanks to The Family Virtues Guide, by Linda Kavelin Popov with Dr. Dan Popov Ph.D., and John Kavelin, and The Virtues Project, a global grassroots initiative to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life.
“THE FIVE STRATEGIES OF THE VIRTUES PROJECT” ARE TRADEMARKS OF THE VIRTUES PROJECT INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION.
©2015 THE “V” CHANNEL CORPORATION. THE “V” CHANNEL LOGO AND “VICTORY VIA VIRTUES” ARE SERVICE MARKS OF THE “V” CHANNEL CORPORATION.