Regulatory Literacy: Rethinking Television Rating in the New Media Age

14 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2019 Last revised: 6 Oct 2019

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Tali Teeni-Harari

Peres Academic Center

Sharon Yadin

Peres Academic Center

Date Written: September 21, 2019

Abstract

Rating systems for the regulation of television programs currently address parents, advising them of the presence of content considered inappropriate for children so that they can screen what their children watch. However, today’s children increasingly choose television content on their own, as parental supervision is consistently declining. This essay argues that the existing regulatory regime for rating television content is unsuited to the present-day viewing styles of youngsters, and presents policy recommendations.

Keywords: media regulation, television programs, children, youth, parental supervision, responsive regulation, regulatory literacy, new media, FCC

Suggested Citation

Teeni-Harari, Tali and Yadin, Sharon, Regulatory Literacy: Rethinking Television Rating in the New Media Age (September 21, 2019). University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, Vol. 88, No. 2, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3457766

Tali Teeni-Harari

Peres Academic Center ( email )

P.O.Box 328
Rehovot, 76120
Israel

Sharon Yadin (Contact Author)

Peres Academic Center ( email )

P.O.Box 328
Rehovot, 76120
Israel

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