While &#112&#97&#114&#101&#110&#116&#115 want to protect their children from offensive or inappropriate TV &#112&#114&#111&#103&#114&#97&#109&#109&#105&#110&#103, many don’t know that &#116&#104&#101 tools &#116&#104&#101&#121 need may &#97&#108&#114&#101&#97&#100&#121 be right in &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 &#108&#105&#118&#105&#110&#103 &#114&#111&#111&#109. Every TV 13-inches and larger built &#115&#105&#110&#99&#101 2000 contains &#97 V-chip, which can &#98&#108&#111&#99&#107 &#105&#110&#100&#105&#118&#105&#100&#117&#97&#108 channels or &#112&#114&#111&#103&#114&#97&#109&#115 &#100&#101&#112&#101&#110&#100&#105&#110&#103 on &#99&#111&#110&#116&#101&#110&#116. &#84&#104&#105&#115 technology lets parents, not &#98&#114&#111&#97&#100&#99&#97&#115&#116&#101&#114&#115, &#100&#101&#116&#101&#114&#109&#105&#110&#101 what is &#97&#112&#112&#114&#111&#112&#114&#105&#97&#116&#101 for their children to see &#97&#110&#100 hear &#111&#110 TV.

Most television shows now &#105&#110&#99&#108&#117&#100&#101 &#97 rating, &#97&#115 established by the broadcasting industry. The &#114&#97&#116&#105&#110&#103 icon &#105&#115 &#100&#105&#115&#112&#108&#97&#121&#101&#100 in &#116&#104&#101 &#117&#112&#112&#101&#114 left hand corner at &#116&#104&#101 &#115&#116&#97&#114&#116 of the program and succeeding hours if the program is &#108&#111&#110&#103&#101&#114 than one hour. This rating also &#105&#115 encoded into the &#112&#114&#111&#103&#114&#97&#109&#115, so the &#86&#45&#99&#104&#105&#112 technology can read &#116&#104&#101 encoded information and block shows according &#116&#111 &#112&#97&#114&#101&#110&#116&#97&#108 &#112&#114&#101&#115&#101&#116&#115. Using the remote control, parents can program the V-chip to block certain shows based on their ratings. Because &#112&#114&#111&#103&#114&#97&#109&#115 are rated by episode, ratings &#109&#97&#121 vary from week &#116&#111 week and be blocked accordingly.

To use the V-chip, follow the &#100&#105&#114&#101&#99&#116&#105&#111&#110&#115 using &#116&#104&#101 TV’s &#111&#110&#45&#115&#99&#114&#101&#101&#110 &#109&#101&#110&#117. &#69&#97&#99&#104 &#98&#114&#97&#110&#100 and model may &#104&#97&#118&#101 somewhat &#100&#105&#102&#102&#101&#114&#101&#110&#116 procedures, &#98&#117&#116 &#110&#111&#110&#101 &#105&#115 difficult. &#84&#104&#101&#114&#101 &#97&#108&#115&#111 are written &#105&#110&#115&#116&#114&#117&#99&#116&#105&#111&#110&#115 in the owner’s &#109&#97&#110&#117&#97&#108. The V-chip &#105&#115 activated by using &#97 password or &#99&#111&#100&#101. Any change &#114&#101&#113&#117&#105&#114&#101&#115 the user to know the &#99&#111&#100&#101, therefore children will not be &#97&#98&#108&#101 to change &#116&#104&#101 settings.

Although cable and &#115&#97&#116&#101&#108&#108&#105&#116&#101 &#115&#101&#116&#45&#116&#111&#112 boxes have their &#111&#119&#110 &#112&#97&#114&#101&#110&#116&#97&#108 &#99&#111&#110&#116&#114&#111&#108&#115, each &#84&#86 &#104&#97&#115 its own so &#105&#116’&#115 possible &#116&#111 block programs or &#99&#104&#97&#110&#110&#101&#108&#115 even if &#116&#104&#101 TV signal &#105&#115 &#114&#101&#99&#101&#105&#118&#101&#100 &#111&#118&#101&#114 the air. The &#86&#45&#99&#104&#105&#112 &#97&#108&#115&#111 can be &#117&#115&#101&#100 to block &#117&#110&#99&#117&#116 and &#117&#110&#101&#100&#105&#116&#101&#100 movies that run on premium &#99&#104&#97&#110&#110&#101&#108&#115 using the &#77&#80&#65&#65 rating system.

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