Local Mom Starts White House Petition About Kids' Programming Commercials
What do you think about the commercials kids see?
North Andover mother Detris Adelabu has filed a petition on the White House website, calling on the FCC to regulate commercials shown during children's programming.
The petition is aimed at age-appropriateness:
"Require FCC to regulate commercials shown during G and PG rated television shows for age appropriateness, obscenity, indecency, and profanity."
There are already FCC regulations in place regarding content appropriate for children's programming, but the line is a little blurrier when it comes to advertisements.
"We have always monitored the quality and quantity of television watching for our now 8-year-old," Adelabu said. "However, a few weeks ago while watching a G rated show, my daughter was exposed to a totally inappropriate commercial. I mentioned the incident to friends who indicated that our experience was not uncommon. It is my belief that as parents if we do our job by choosing an age appropriate show for our children, than we should have confidence that our children will not be exposed to non-age appropriate material during commercial breaks."
What do you think about the idea of toughening regulations on TV commercials aired during children's programming? Discuss in the comments below.