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Taming TV: Has Television Gotten Worse
Taming TV: While Parents Worry About Other Media, Has Television Gotten Worse?
While media decency advocates and high-tech gadgets aim to help parents control what shows their kids see, taking the time to watch TV with your kids - and talking together about the content - is still the best antidote to concerns about inappropriate content.
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Kids & TV
By Gregory Keer
But that backseat is getting warmer.
Influenced by action groups trying to clean up the airwaves, In June 2006, Congress approved a tenfold increase in fines - from $32,500 to $325,000 - on broadcast TV and radio stations that violate decency standards. President Bush quickly signed the bill into law, putting more teeth into Federal Communications Commission rules that:
- prohibit the broadcast of obscene material at any time and
- limit the broadcast of "indecent" (sexually explicit, exceedingly violent or profane) material between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
What's a parent to do?