Claims for inappropriate content for minors fell in 2017
Few homes do without TV. Over the years, this device has become an essential appliance in families and its emissions are seen by all the members of this nucleus. Children are also spectators of this programming, so the mission of parents is to monitor what their children see on this screen.
In the event that parents believe that the content is not suitable for their children, they have a mechanism to claim. This mission is responsible for Committee of Self-Regulation of Television Contents and Children that during 2017 registered fewer complaints of parents.
43 claims less
During 2017, the Committee for Self-Regulation of Television and Children's Content managed a total of 71 complaints through the form it offers in its Web page. These complaints were related to content issued during the child protection hours, from 6 in the morning to 10 at night.
Of the 71 claims registered by this organization, 55 were related to a television program, 13 to advertisements and 3 to programming advances. Of all these complaints filed with the Committee on Self-Regulation of Television and Children's Content, only 58 of them were resolved by this entity and only the issuance of 2 of them was considered as an inconvenience.
To consider content as an inconvenience, the Committee for Self-Regulation of Television and Children's Content is based on the following indicative:
- Programs classified as "not recommended for children under 18 years of age" in protected hours (from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) may not be issued.
- Programs classified as "not recommended for children under 12 years of age" in the reinforced protection bands (from 08:00 to 09:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00, from Monday to Friday and from 9: 00 to 12:00 hours Saturdays and Sundays and certain national holidays).
- The promotion of programs "not recommended for children under 18 years of age" in the strips of reinforced protection will be avoided. In the rest of the protected schedule it will be avoided that it includes the images or sounds that are the cause of that classification.
- It will be avoided that the promotion of programs "not recommended for children under 12 years" include during the schedule of reinforced protection images or sounds that are the cause of that classification.
How to make good use of television
Learning to use television is very important within households given the presence of this appliance in the day of the smallest. These are some tips for a correct use of this apparatus:
- Television is not a nanny. Although distracting, the television should not be an element that replaces the parents and occupies the attention of the child while they are engaged in other tasks.
- Do not just watch TV. After the broadcast of a television program it is recommended that parents sit down with their children and try to dialogue with them.
- Know the offer of television content. Knowing what is broadcast will help to be able to choose what is seen on television and what is not, as well as knowing if a material is recommended for children or, on the contrary, it is better to avoid it.
- Do not use television as punishment or prize. If the parents allow to watch television when they behave well and on the contrary when they present a bad behavior it will make the child see that this appliance is a referee in the family life.