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Q: My tv doesn't display a parental advisory

What's the law on TV display and parental advisory Georgia law McDonough

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: According to the Georgia state law, there is no specific requirement for TV displays to show parental advisory warnings. However, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has regulations regarding the display of content ratings and parental guidelines on television programs.

The FCC requires that all television sets with screens 13 inches or larger, manufactured after January 1, 2000, must be equipped with a V-chip. The V-chip allows parents to block programming based on its rating category. Television broadcasters are required to encode their programs with content ratings, which can be read by the V-chip.

The main rating categories are:

1. TV-Y: Suitable for all children

2. TV-Y7: Suitable for children ages 7 and up

3. TV-G: Suitable for all audiences

4. TV-PG: Parental guidance suggested

5. TV-14: Unsuitable for children under 14

6. TV-MA: Intended for mature audiences only

While the FCC mandates the use of content ratings, it does not require a specific "parental advisory" warning to be displayed on the TV itself. The responsibility lies with the broadcasters to provide the appropriate content rating information, which can be accessed through the V-chip or other parental control settings on the TV.

If your TV is not displaying any content ratings or parental guidelines, you may want to check your TV's settings or consult the user manual to ensure that the feature is enabled and functioning correctly.

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