The v-chip debate: blocking television sex, violence, and the first amendment the v-chip debate: blocking television sex, violence, and the first amendment i introduction serious conflict between protecting children from the potentially harmful. Children who watch many hours a week of violent tv may become inured to violence and begin to see the world as a scary and unsafe place as a parent, you are your child's first line of defense it's your job to protect your child from the negative effects of excessive tv violence and protect him from the problems resulting from such exposure.
Protecting children or protecting hollywood provided families with tools, such as the v-chip, descriptor indicators, and tv ratings, which allow sex, profanity, and violence on television was not to reduce such content rather, the entertainment. For decades, lawmakers have been debating what they can do to protect children from the harmful effects of violence on television the debate has intensified recently with three major proposals.
What is it about the portrayal of violence in comedy programs that provides cues to viewers that television violence is trivial or even nonexistent in that type of show in this study we develop and test four content-based explanations for this phenomenon. Tv watch has also found that most parents know that they have the option of the v-chip or other parental controls to monitor their children's television viewing, and believe it is primarily their responsibility, not that of the government, to protect children from inappropriate content on television. The v-chip will permit parents to block television programs that they feel are objectionable or problematic by working in conjunction with a television rating system that is, television programs (except news and sports) would receive ratings, and then parents could use these ratings to decide which programs they wanted to block out it is clear, then, that the effectiveness of the v-chip depends in large part on the utility of a television rating system.
Violence on tv and how it can affect your children by dr gail gross studies show that violence on television does have an adverse affect on children and the way they think and act.
7 ways to limit your child's exposure to violence in the media by katherine lee research shows that violent media content such as video movies and tv shows affect children, with many studies indicating that violence in media may be a risk factor for aggression, reduced empathy, increased confrontational and disruptive behavior, and other.
Raleigh — the media, particularly movies and television, have taken lots of criticism since thelittleton school shootings, but new technology, in the form of the v-chip, will help protect children from violence on television thev-chipwill be found in half the new tv sets sold in the us as of july, just in time for summer viewing.