FCC Launches Website For Parents
September 22, 2010 at 4:31 AM (PT)
The FCC has launched a website to help parents "positively shape their children's experiences in the complex media landscape."
"PARENTS' PLACE" includes tools to "find broadcast educational and instructional children's programs by zip code; block objectionable television programs; learn how to teach children about appropriate online behavior; receive information about online safety, Amber Alerts, safe use of wireless devices, and distracted driving; and read about childhood obesity."
"PARENTS' PLACE gathers together in a single, easy-to-navigate site, information that all parents need to help ensure the well-being of their children," said Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau JOEL GURIN. "Children are being influenced constantly by television programs, cell phone communication, the Internet and other media messages. Now that everyone is back in school, it is more important than ever to give parents the tools and resources to protect their children. PARENTS' PLACE will help them do that."