By now, parental controls on televisions have long existed with 91 percent of parents saying they personally take some steps to manage what their children see on TV, but a quick reminder of their presence can help ensure a healthy home. A recent San Francisco Chronicle article highlighted the benefits of parental controls, namely the ability to monitor what your kids are watching for those times you aren’t around.
Perhaps the best part about the parental control system is its versatility. As the article notes,
“parents can set parameters for their kids’ viewing habits by blocking programs based on rating, limit viewing times and even blocking specific channels.”
And for all those parents who still want to watch their favorite shows, parental controls still allow the ability to override the system by typing a PIN number in using the remote.
A recent study from Rasmussen showed that 73 percent of those with children at home say content ratings have an impact on their decision whether or not to watch a show. In addition to physical parameters you can set on your television, knowing the TV ratings system is also a helpful way to make sure the program you are watching is suitable for your family. You can find information about the TV ratings by visiting our Help For Parents section.
For the full article from the San Francisco Chronicle, click here.