Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Students Turn Off TV And Turn On To Books

Published April 22, 2004

Students at St. Peter Claver Regional Catholic School were encouraged to participate in National TV-Turnoff Week April 19-25 by placing a “caution” sign across their home televisions and computers. They were allowed to use the computer for homework assignments but not for playing video games or other game-type activities. All students received a form to record what they did instead of watching TV; on the back of the form they were to list the books they read during the week. A long list of alternative activities was provided to the students to stimulate their families’ thinking about ways to make the week a celebratory time.