Cable programming networks, cable operators, and Internet service providers recognize how difficult it can be for busy families, busy families and educators to provide informed advice to children regarding TV programming, safe Internet use and the explosion of new media. Equally daunting can be managing the volume of content, which is now available.
Every family needs to determine what content is appropriate for their household. Cable provides accessible and simple tools for families to manage media, built around three basic concepts: choice, control, and education. Cable programming networks today provide the broadest choice in the world with plenty of entertaining, informational, and educational content. Cable set-top boxes and the V-Chip – in combination with the TV Parental Guidelines Ratings System – and online tools offer easy to use controls to block content. And, cable has spent decades educating consumers about parental control tools and media literacy resources.
Using the tools and information provided by cable companies, parents can make responsible decisions.
BE THE BOSS OF YOUR TV: WATCH THE VIDEO
Cable offers many TV channels that serve children and family viewers and provide educational, informative and entertainment programming. Combined with the great choices cable offers is the ability to manage TV programming that is viewed within the home. Cable set-top boxes feature easy-to-use parental controls to enable parents to block channels and programs they may find inappropriate for children. Learn More at TheTVBoss.org.
5 Ways To Manage Family TV Viewing
Know the ratings and find suitable programming
Use cable's parental controls
Block unwanted programs with the V-Chip
Make rules so your family knows what is off limits
Watch TV with your kids and enjoy!
of parents have a favorable opinion of the TV ratings today
of parents are aware that their cable or satellite company provides parental controls
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