TELEVISION: LOCKING OUT VIOLENCE

SUPPORT GROWS FOR THE V CHIP AS A WAY TO PROTECT YOUNG VIEWERS

TO MANY PARENTS OF YOUNG children, television is something far more intimidating than the vast wasteland it has been called. Instead it is an almighty ocean, perilous and all too enticing. Serial killers in cable movies, bloody episodes of Tales from the Crypt, grisly crime footage on the local news: How to protect a child from the rude shocks of the tube? Forcing all TV to conform to a safe-for-kids standard seems unfair to adults. Advisories that warn of excessive violence are fine, but who can guarantee what kids will do when parents are out of the room?

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