We're going to have one a year before televisions have to start including the v-chip
We commend the Action Group Against Violence On Television (AGVOT) for its steadfast effort in making the new Canadian v-chip
ratings a reality.
While the coming of the so-called V-chip
(the ``V'' stands for violence) and a television rating system have been the focus of controversy and disdain from reluctant networks, at least some parents are anticipating them with relief.
The Tele-Communications Act requires all new television sets to be equipped with the V-chip
This means that by February 28, 2001, the Canadian broadcast system will be V-chip
Electronic devices or so-called V-chips
for television in homes, while perhaps effective with very young children, are also of limited value, especially if used without parental interaction.
The author argues that because electronics are now outfitted with V-chips
, Internet filters, and parental controls, consumers can now adjust their viewing and listening patterns to suit their own values and morals.
And then there's a bit where some Parents Television Council says it's a jungle out there and we should install V-chips
directly into the cerebral cortex of every American.
that he was right) using small-bore policy initiatives like V-chips
and school uniforms.
The E/I rating is not recognized by V-Chips
or by parental controls on cable or satellite set-top boxes.
Through their entire childhood, they have witnessed rising concern over movie and TV ratings, zero tolerance in the classroom, V-chips
, urban curfews, and other family mechanisms to protect the children.
However, with approximately 250,000 v-chips
already installed throughout Canada, they are clearly the wave of the future.