Digital media, kids, and the FCC

With “new challenges” like computers, video games, and cellphones in addition to TV, kids are being impacted by advertising on all sorts of digital media.  Under a new chairman, the FCC now wants an updated study on how ads and violent images affect children.  College of Communication Professor T. Barton Carter, an FCC expert, says the biggest problem in regulating violent programming is defining it.

The bottom line is that the definitional problem alone would almost certainly cause any law to fail Constitutional muster under the First Amendment.”

Contact T. Barton Carter, 617-353-3482, comlaw@bu.edu

One Comment

Digital Aerial Services posted on May 15, 2011 at 5:51 am

It can be hard to forget the impact that advertising has onb us every second of every day. Such violent adverts should be censored more highly and I welcome this review.

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