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APPC Research Cited in FCC Report

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently issued the report: “Implementation of the Child Safe Viewing Act; Examination of Parental Control Technologies for Video or Audio Programming” (August 31, 2009). The report to Congress frequently cites the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s early assessment of the efficacy of the V-Chip television blocking technology.
Lead author Amy Jordan said: “I’m delighted the FCC is taking a new look at technologies available to parents in the new media environment. When this study was conducted almost 10 years ago, it was clear that the V-Chip was neither well-understood nor frequently used. We have an opportunity to revisit the best ways to provide parents with the tools and education they need to keep their children safe in the digital age.”