You should know by now that there are various kinds of media available today such as music, video games, television, the internet and movies as well and all these media platforms have expanded our world and brought entertainment and information as well to millions of people. However, with all the unlimited information we can now have, here comes great danger as well. At present, according to the statistics we come across with, it stated there that media consumption among children is at an all time high, something that is very alarming. The advent of the internet has brought so many possibilities and the existence of television has entertained everyone, becoming the very reason why kids these days are too exposed to it. Take note that when a kid is at school, the teacher is the one who should be guiding them with using these media platforms and when they are at home, it is the parent’s responsibility to make sure that their kids are viewing the internet safely or that their kids are watching films that are not offensive and abusive.
Perhaps, you are fully aware of how tons of individuals believe that the amount or the standard of entertainment available today has been lowered down. Not only that, there goes the fact as well that because of how parents are capable of automatically filtering and blocking any materials that are inappropriate for kids, adults, in genera, are said to have easier access towards programming that are of questionable content.
Nowadays, you will be able to see parental controls which are created for electronic devices that we commonly have and use like computers, DVD players, and televisions as well. One thing that you have to be aware of regarding parental controls is the fact that its point is not to serve as a substitute for parent supervision, but as a tool that will be used on combating overwhelming number of materials that are questionable, which can be accessed so easily.
One of the parental controls created and are used for monitoring the media activities of kids is the television parental control and V-chip is the most well-known type of this control. When we say V-chip, it is actually a device that is used to block programming in accordance to the rating they are given with. As for the ratings, they are said to be placed in the broadcast information of the program and the V-chip will do the recognition of the ratings and if it does not fit to the settings placed by the parents, the V-chip will automatically block it. Majority of home television these days have their own V-chip and the information that are used on the way the program is used can be found in the operator manual of the TV set.