Media ratings for violence and sex. Implications for policymakers and parents.

@article{Bushman2003MediaRF,
  title={Media ratings for violence and sex. Implications for policymakers and parents.},
  author={B. Bushman and J. Cantor},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={
          130-41
        }
}
This article reviews research on the implementation of media-rating systems, parents' use and evaluation of them, and the impact of ratings on children. Although half or more of parents report using media-rating systems, understanding of various components of the systems is low, particularly for television ratings. A meta-analysis of national polls shows that parents overwhelmingly prefer that ratings specify content, rather than giving age recommendations. A second meta-analysis, of… Expand

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