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Parents’ Use of the V-Chip to Supervise Children’s Television Use



From 1999-2001, researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania undertook an exploration of the implications of the V-Chip mandate for families. With a grant from a private foundation, APPC sought to answer a fundamental question related to the V-Chip legislation: If parents of school-age children have access to a V-Chip equipped TV in their home, will they use it to control their children’s viewing?


  • Amy Jordan
  • Emory Woodard