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The Use of the V-chip Insightful Tool or Blatant Censorship Recently there has been widespread debate over the use of a new form of technology that may be coming to a television set near you in the very near future In fact some say this new technology known as the V-chip the V stands for violence may finally filter out the trash programming that infests the average television set and reaches millions of impressionable children each and every day Many others on the contrary believe that the V-chip is nothing more than blatant censorship and in actuality just a form of parental passivity Approved by the federal government about three months ago the V-chip is works in a very simple way About a year ago most major television networks reluctantly agreed to put ratings on their programs which would indicate the presence of sexual content violence or inappropriate language among other things The ratings system which consists of the following basic categories TVY All Children TVY7Directed to children 7 and older TVGGeneral Audience TVPGParental guidance suggested TV14Parents strongly cautioned TVMMature audiences only The last three ratings categories TVPG TV14 TVM also have additional codes which better explain why the program received its particular rating The presence of violence V sexual content S coarse language L and suggestive dialogue D are the primary areas targeted by the rating and code system What the V-chip does is it blocks out the programming based on the television rating system Once parents set what they choose to be blocked nothing with the parentally chosen ratings codes will be broadcast in the particular home The only way to access such programming is through the use of a PIN number from the television remote control Those who support the implementation of the V-chip seem to have a plausible argument According to an article entitled Screening A La Carte published in The American Prospect supporters of the
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