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TV Violence Ratings Does the government really do its job and going far enough in TV rating This is the question many parents are asking themselves with the new premiers of shows such as Birds Of Prey and HBOs Sopranos which show explicit sex and violence Many parents are concerned with such shows coming out that their children are having easier access to sex and violence that is normally showed on premier movies channels Leaving parents asking the question why isnt shows with so much violence being rated Well to many people surprised the shows are being rated and have been rated ever since 1996 when the TV rating system went into affect TV programs are rated with labels such as TV Y TV Y7 TV Y7 fv TV G TV PG TV 14 TV MA With all theses different ratings and sub rating can get confusing to the child and most importantly the parent Lets start off with the basic TV Y which is most commonly used for children shows and cartoons TV Y stands for all children which can get confusing but with the TV Y rating the program is supposed to be designed to be appropriate for all children No matter if its live-action or animate the show is designed for audience between the ages of 2-6 years of age Programs such as Barney and Author The next higher ratings is TV Y7 Which states that children over the age of 7 may watch the program that is about to show With the TV Y7 rating shows mild fantasy violence and comedic violence which might scared a child under the age of 7 With that rating FTC is assmeuing that a child would be able to distinguish between real life and make believe Now on to the next rating above TV Y7 is TV G Which is general audience this type of rating is for all children of all
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