American parents report more clout in TV oversight

Parents are growing more confident that they can protect their kids from inappropriate content on TV, the Internet and video games, a new poll has found, but still worry that their children are exposed to too much sex and violence. The mixed results from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation will probably provide ammunition for both sides in the increasingly heated debate over shielding children from excessive sex and violence in the media. … Overall, 65% of parents said they “closely” monitored how their children use the media. Parents were particularly confident of their ability to monitor the Internet, with 73% saying they know “a lot” about what their kids were doing online.,1,1636071.story

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