March 5, 2013
We all know that raising happy, healthy, and productive children takes guidance, and requires establishing boundaries. We also know that we can’t watch over our children 24/7. The KCTA is committed to helping parents and caregivers control the media options within their homes. Enabling these “parental controls” adds insurance to knowing your child is watching appropriate programming.
The parental controls in your cable set-top box can block programs by channel, title, rating, or time and date. Pay-per-view and video on demand purchases can also be blocked. Most importantly, YOU get to decide what is appropriate for your child.
Using parental controls is easy! It all starts with your remote control. Just visit ControlYourTV.org and learn more about how to get started.
Another great tool to help you select programming that everyone in your family can enjoy is the TV Ratings system (aka the TV Parental Guidelines). The TV ratings help you gauge age appropriateness and use symbols to describe the content they contain.
To learn more about the TV Ratings, visit theTVBoss.org.