Television content rating systems are systems for evaluating the content and reporting the suitability of television programs for children, teenagers, or adults. Many countries have their own television rating system and countries' rating processes vary by local priorities. Programs are rated by the organization that manages the system, the broadcasteror the content producers.
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Saturday night is still movie night, and teenagers still go out in couples and in groups. But increasingly, their first stop is the video store and the final viewing point, the home screen The count isn't in, but with VCRs in nearly half the nation's homes, it's very clear that this new magic box has strikingly altered leisure time priorities for all ages. According to a recent study, over 55 percent of those questioned preferred using the VCR to the movies and television it helps them watch.
Pornography has significant effects during all stages of family life. A cross-sectional survey revealed that 87 percent of Australians aged 15 to 29 years had ever viewed pornography. Pornography viewing among teenagers disorients them during that developmental phase when they have to learn how to handle their sexuality and when they are most vulnerable to uncertainty about their sexual beliefs and moral values.
During the s, it was recognised that teenagers had specific concerns of their own which ought to be reflected in the ratings system. The introduction of the AA was finally approved by local authorities and the industry in The principal changes to the ratings system were the raising of the minimum age for X certificate films from 16 to
Individual record companies collaborate with the recording artist to determine if this label is appropriate for a given music release. This "Parental Advisory Explicit Content" label is most often a sticker placed on the outside plastic wrapping of a CD or on the Web page from which it may be downloaded. Many retailers will restrict youth younger than 18 years from buying products marked with the "Parental Advisory" label.
This meant that violence on television or in movies could stimulate or influence some children to participate in aggressive or violent behavior. At about the same time my own research at the University of Utah showed that children who had been heavily exposed to violence on TV could also become somewhat desensitized to it compared with children who had seen little or no TV. This suggests an unfeeling or indifferent response by citizens in the presence of suffering on the part of others.
As much as Nigerians love Nollywood and their movies, parents are becoming steadily wary of the prominence being given to immorality through X-rated films lately. Having become the second largest film industry in the world, most viewers are of the opinion that Nollywood movies would have risen beyond a certain level of immorality and barbarism that could be considered averagely above board. They are daily descending into immorality that is polluting the mind of young audience who are the majority viewers. Nigeria, nay Africa in general, value the issue of morality because it is embedded in their socio-cultural lives and this includes norms, values, taboos and beliefs.
There is growing concern about young people's exposure to sexual content through television and other electronic media and about its potential effects on their sexual attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Researchers have documented the growing prevalence of sexual talk and portrayals of sexual behavior in televised media, as well as associations between adolescent viewing patterns and their sexual activities. We reviewed the current scientific literature on adolescents and sex in the media—using searches of MEDLINE—and the psychological and media literature.
R-rated movies portray violence and other behaviors deemed inappropriate for children under 17 year of age. A new study finds one more reason why parents should not let their kids watch those movies: adolescents who watch R-rated movies are more likely to try alcohol at a young age. Published in the March issue of Prevention Sciencea scientific journal of the Society for Prevention Research, the study of 6, children examined the relationship between watching R-rated movies and the probability of alcohol use across different levels of "sensation seeking," which is a tendency to seek out risky experiences. The children were surveyed every 8 months for a period of two years from through