Or why did the 1996 Telecommunications Act usher in a requirement that V-chips
be implanted in all post-2000 TV sets so that parents could limit or control their children's viewing of "violent" programs?
Persistent second-guessing of v-chips
and cinema ratings lapses into a limp conclusion that children should learn critical thinking.
Electronic devices or so-called V-chips
for television in homes, while perhaps effective with very young children, are also of limited value, especially if used without parental interaction.
The author argues that because electronics are now outfitted with V-chips
, Internet filters, and parental controls, consumers can now adjust their viewing and listening patterns to suit their own values and morals.
James Potter analyzes rating systems, family viewing hours, V-chips
(child protection devices), and so forth and argues that these are of little help.
And then there's a bit where some Parents Television Council says it's a jungle out there and we should install V-chips
directly into the cerebral cortex of every American.
Penn who helped shape the 1996 Bill Clinton campaign in which "soccer moms" were identified and wooed with such Cracker Jack prizes as school uniforms and V-chips
to monitor TV violence.
Jack Valenti can discuss V-chips
, public-service ads and parental responsibility till the cows come home, but just as academics keep studying media's influence, politicians, too, will keep returning to this PR-friendly "family values" crusade like swallows to Capistrano.
that he was right) using small-bore policy initiatives like V-chips
and school uniforms.
Through their entire childhood, they have witnessed rising concern over movie and TV ratings, zero tolerance in the classroom, V-chips
, urban curfews, and other family mechanisms to protect the children.
However, with approximately 250,000 v-chips
already installed throughout Canada, they are clearly the wave of the future.
But nonetheless, the fact of the matter is that Clinton ran in '96 on little more than school uniforms and so-called V-chips
for television sets.