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Facts About Satellite Television And Parental Controls

Dec 13, 2007
Television viewing is so much different today than it was when it was first invented and started to become a common fixture in homes during the late 1930's. Programs that were viewed were much censored for content and language in the beginning. Things that were considered immoral or inappropriate for viewing by everyone in a family were simply not put on the air.

In today's world we find a very different kind of television. The content that programming is allowed to have has dramatically changed, especially in the pat 30 years or so.

Program content on the first television networks, NBC, ABC, and CBS, still has for the most part, programs that is viewable by most audiences, even though some might think that even they have become more liberal in what is allowed to the shown and said.

With the coming of cable television, movie channels like HBO and Showtime began to offer more adult oriented programming. These channels cost extra when they were accessible to cable purchasers. This is really when what children in a home could be exposed to from television viewing started to become an issue for some families.

As the amount of adult content such as sex, violence, and language became an even greater issue for those with children, a solution to the problem finally came along. Parents now have the option of being able to block what their children have access to.

With more and more people switching to satellite television, they are finding that using the parental controls is so easy. You have the ability to block certain channels all together, or just programs that have a more mature rating can be blocked. With so many homes having multiple televisions, this is a great solution because each receiver for each television can be programmed differently.

With the parental control feature that is included in satellite packages, what your children can see or not see is entirely up to you. The parental controls can be operated right from your remote control and you can change them anytime you wish.

The one thing about this feature is that it will not work if you do not use it. To make sure your children are not viewing programming that is inappropriate for them, use the control. It is all in your hands and it can make at least one aspect of parenting a whole lot easier for the parent and child.
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