Parents can tune out the violence

By , Judy Lowe, and Sara Steindorf

Most parents would like to protect their children from viewing violent films, videos, and TV programs, or listening to music with violent lyrics.

Rating systems help in this effort, but it's not easy to remember what the various rating symbols mean.

Now parents can obtain a wallet-size card that explains the ratings so they can determine if a particular film, video game, or CD is appropriate for their children.

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The guide was developed by the Federal Trade Commission, the Justice Department, the National Association of Attorneys General, and the YWCA.

Cards are available free at all YWCAs around the US and at participating attorney general offices.

Source: US Newswire

(c) Copyright 1999. The Christian Science Publishing Society

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