With the beginning of a new school year and a new television season bowing in together, content watchdog TV Watch is offering parents a refresher course in how to control the content their children see on television. It’s actually calling its course “TV Tools for Parents 101,” and it amounts to a refresher course in utilizing content control tools available to them, including explanations of the television program ratings system and use of the V-Chip. “Parents’ daily lives are so hectic, we wanted to make a quick and easy way for them to learn how to effectively monitor what their children watch and enforce their family’s television viewing decisions,” said Jim Dyke of TV Watch. “So, forget staying up all night cramming, because learning how to make your television family friendly can be done with a few simple clicks of the remote.” The offering is available at http://www.TelevisionWatch.org/HelpForParents/default.html.
RBR/TVBR observation: It would not be a bad idea to provide this link on your station’s website, and to take five seconds to mention the service on your local newscast.