The TV Parental Guidelines work in conjunction with the V-Chip and other parental control tools to allow parents to block programming they don’t want their children to see. V-Chips in television sets and parental control tools offered by cable and satellite providers each work a little bit differently. Instructions for programming your television’s V-Chip can be found in the on-screen menu option or in the television owner’s manual. Additionally, the links below provide both general and step-by-step instructions for programming and utilizing parental control tools.
Using the V-Chip and Parental Controls:
Pause Parent Play: http://www.pauseparentplay.org/see/
TV Watch: http://www.televisionwatch.org/HelpForParents/Tutorial.html
Cable Parental Control Instructions:
Control Your TV: http://controlyourtv.org/
Satellite Parental Control Instructions:
Dish Network/EchoStar: http://www.dishnetwork.com/content/our_products/parental_locks/index.shtml