Saturday, October 9, 2010

How I would Rate All things with Screens

After seeing all of the ratings that are out there for the Untied State can get confusing from the difference between them. Here is what I would do and this would go for all things that needed to be rated. I would give these ratings to movies, TV programs, video games and internet access.
1.     TVY Television for younger viewers. I would have 0-5 years of age only view the learning your shapes and color shows.

2.     TVPT Television for Preteens I would allow the 6-9 years of age to have comedy violence which would be like Road Runner and Bugs Bunny. No real people involved with the show.

3.      TVT Television for Teens. Then I would have the 10-13 year old, to where they are now allowed to watch some of the violence that they are saying that 7 year old should be able to watch. Some of the language is not all that pleasant but they are able to handle the adult sense of humor.

4.  TVK- Television for King Sized children14-16 year olds are now there is evens more violence than any other rating and the language is a little rougher than the one before. Also there is some sexual contact but nothing that makes a person feel uncomfortable watching it.

5.  TVLD- Television for Licensed Drivers. This is the category that I would be making for the 17 and 18 year old to get them ready for the next rating. The only thing that is not in this rating that is in the next rating is the horror scenes. You know the blood and guts kind of movies and TV shows.

6.  TVA-Television for Adults. This is the final rating category for the 19 year old and older. In other words mature audiences only and at that it is at the viewer discretion to watch the show/movie or not. 

 My point is that young children remember seventy-five percent of what they hear, see, and read. The information should be positive with little to no violence and bad usage of language.  All of the ratings that I have been talking about so far are only good here in the United States.  However other countries have different ratings and the next topic that will be discussed how they are different from one another.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Video Game Ratings

Now that you have seen the ratings for TV here is the video games ratings.
Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)
E- Everyone.
 Here are some of the categories they fallow:
1. Alcohol Reference, is there any in the shot
2. Animated Blood, unrealistic blood shown
3. Blood, real blood or real looking blood
4. Blood and Gore, Body parts
5. Cartoon Violence, violent actions with cartoon faces
6. Drug Reference, any images or suggestive drug presence
7. Fantasy Violence, violent actions of fantasy nature involving real/unreal situations
8. Language, mild to moderate
9. Lyrics, mild reference involving sexuality, violence, alcohol or drug use in the lyrics
10. Sexual content, language, theme, violence, and gambling have their own section

The next blog post is going to be over how I would rate all things with screens. There is some difference between them, but I think that it works better.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

TV Rating System


All Children: This program is for all children and adults.
No matter live-action or animated themes
young people would be able to watch. It
is not frightening for anyone. They are general for 2 to six years of age.

Older Children: This program is only for children seven
years old and older. The content is for
developed skills so that the material
could be distinguished between
make-believe and reality. Comedic violence
and fantasy may occur, and be scary for
young children. Parents are asked to
watched with their child. This is just for seven years of age.
Older Children Yet:  Programs have fantasy violence
 and is more intense with
 combative themes. Child age
target is eight and older, but mainly
twelve or thirteen.
General Audience: All ages would be able to watch
 the program. Parents could
leave their child unattended, if
wanted to. It has little to no violence
or strong language. Also no sexual
 dialogue or situations. 

Parental Guidance Suggested: This program contains suggestive
dialogue, infrequent coarse language,
 some sexual situations, and moderate
 violence.  Parents should watch
with their kids and only over the
age of fourteen should view the content
of the program.
Parents Strongly Cautioned: No younger than fourteen years of age.
Parents are strongly urged to
exercise greater care in monitoring
this program and is cautioned.
 All of the fallowing will be in the
program: Sexual sense and language,
intense violence, fantasy violence
 and strong language.
Mature Audience Only: The audience must be seventeen
 years or older. This is the R
rated movie show rating for a
TV show. This has strong
language, violence, sexual related
 material and emotion.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cell Phones


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View ImageFrom the first to last picture: one of the first phones, the upgraded house phone, one of the first portable house phones, one of the first cell phones, cell phones about ten years ago and a phone that you could find now days. Looking at all of the pictures they have really gotten smaller in size and more complex in the capability that the phones are able to do. Phones when they first came out were to talk to people who you may not see in a while. Now days the phones can do Internet, texting, games, and of course communication is still there.  Seeing the history of phones from one of the first phones to the present day cell phones really makes you appreciate what our phone can do today. Let’s talk a look at the next blog post that will cover the rating of the TV system.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Screen Time Pictures

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The children in some of the pictures are barely two years old. I was shocked that the children are allowed to get on the computer at that age. Look at their faces see how they have these distance stares that is due to their metabolic rate. That will be covered towards the end of this blog.
 Child playing with hand-held electronic game 

Now that you have seen the ages in which children start playing video games and watching TV programs, let’s take a look the history of the phones.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Children's Brain Development

We all know that screens make us tired and that our eyes hurt after a while looking them. What you may not know is that it also hurts the way that the brain is developed. Not all programs are bad for children to see because they can learn subject such as: foreign language, shapes, colors, ABC's and safety. On the flip side not all programs are good either. Tom and Jerry may have some good points in the program, but the program is not based on educating children. One of the problems with too much screen time is how it affects the brain on the face to face inter action skills, that is necessary to have as you get older.  Communication is very important to have once you go out into the work force and the best time in your life to learn how to talk to other people is when you are first learning how to talk.  That leads me into my next point on what age is bad for children to have a screen in front to them.  The worst age for a child to have a screen in front of them is under the age of three. The reason why children of those ages believe whatever they see and hear has to do something where there brain is in developing. Another reason why a child under the age of three shouldn't have any screen time is the part of the brain that should be used for storing information will be used for "silly cartoons". In the next blog post you will see some pictures of kids playing games and watching TV. There is a large age range.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

One of the First Television

This is a picture of one of the first televisions that was available to the public.

If you have ever had one of these TV's you know just how far technology has come in this department. To the left is one of the first TV ever made for the public to buy? The television was released to the public in the mid nineteen twenties. This particular television used to have something called  the color tube. A color tube is similar to an ink cartridge in the printer. Every so often the tubes would run out of color and would need to be replaced. The ink was expense that is part of the reason why many people did not have them when they first came out. Looking at what was shown on the TV when it first came out is different to what is shown on the TV today. The only thing that was really shown on the Television is weather, war, and news. Yes, there were comedy shows like "I love Lucy", but it was mainly informational. Now days the war information is really limited to what the public eye can see. There are more news channels than there used to be, but it does not cover the same kind of information. There are channels for children only and adult only. There are channels for cooking, home decorating, and how to repair household items. All of which you can also find on the Internet, therefore more and more information is being put out for the public to know, but less and less family time that used to be present when TVs first came out. Further in my blog I will be talking about how many shows were available to watch compared today's program watching.  My next blog post will take a look at the affects the brain in the development process.