PTC Wants FCC To Revamp V-Chip/Ratings System

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The Parents TV Council has called on the Federal Communications Commission to revamp the v-chip/ratings system in the wake of three new studies published in the July issue of Pediatrics showing that parents are underwhelmed by it.

"The researchers found that fewer than one in five parents believe they can rely on the rating systems for movies, TV and video games," said PTC President Tim Winter.

"The FCC must reexamine the original v-chip agreement [with program distributors] to ensure the terms are being met, as well as begin a proceeding on new tools for parents as promised by chairman Genachowski," said Winter.