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FCC Launches Online 'Parents Place'

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Released: September 21, 2010

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News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

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NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:

September 21, 2010
Rosemary Kimball at (202) 418-0511
e-mail: rosemary.kimball@fcc.gov
FCC LAUNCHES ONLINE "PARENTS' PLACE"
Easy-to-Navigate Site Offers Resources for Parents
Washington, D.C. -- Today the Federal Communications Commission launched Parents' Place,
a new website that provides parents with the tools and information they need to positively shape
their children's experiences in the complex media landscape. It can be found at
www.fcc.gov/parents.
From television to laptops to cell phones, electronic media have become almost constant
companions for children. Parents need to be able to easily manage their family's access to
technology and shield their children from inappropriate content.
Among the resources that Parents' Place offers parents are simple ways to:
Find broadcast educational and instructional children's programs by zip code;
Block objectionable television programs;
Learn how to teach children about appropriate online behavior;
Receive information about online safety, Amber Alerts, safe use of wireless devices, and
distracted driving; and,
Read about childhood obesity and the impact of the media on this growing health
concern.
"Parents' Place gathers together in a single, easy-to-navigate site, information that all parents
need to help ensure the well-being of their children" says Joel Gurin, Chief of the Consumer and
Governmental Affairs Bureau of the FCC. "Children are being influenced constantly by
television programs, cell phone communication, the Internet and other media messages. Now
that everyone is back in school, it is more important than ever to give parents the tools and
resources to protect their children. Parents' Place will help them do that."
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