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Parent Controls and Adult Channel Information

Parent Controls and Adult Channel Information

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Gold Contributor II Gold Contributor II
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I am not sure if it hides them or just doesn't let you show them without a password, but you can restrict X rated.  Obviously doesn't help if the Porn is not correctly marked.

Contributor Vince100
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Yes you can access the title with a PIN.  But blocking all TV-MA titles requires a great deal of entering of the PIN just to find out what it is you aren't being shown.  And there are a lot of non-adult programs that don't use sexually explicit language that are rated TV-MA.

 

The real solution is to block titles and descriptions by channel and not by rating.

 

You can read my previous posts for more detail.

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As I said you can block X which is a seperate rating from TV-MA.  May not help you much.

Contributor MadHatter11
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Slightly old thread, but keeping it active for the sake of attention. It seems this has been an issue going back to atleast 2011 according to other forum post I've searched. It's ridiculous! COME ON, VERIZON! 

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This is mainly a peer to peer forum.

Verizon doesn't monitor.

Does any provider offer this as an option?

And how would this work?

what if certain words aren't in the description?

The ratings have certain standards that govern what the ratings are.

Imagine the people being upset if you try and block certain programs but beciuase the description didn't contain keywords and then their child saw the program.

 


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Contributor kbrown14
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I need Verizon to create more filters to hide titls for specific channels.  I want to block the names of all shows rated X (the adult/pornographic stations - channels 950 -1005).  The only option through parental controls is to hide ALL titles for NC-17 and TV-MA show ratings as well adult-oriented titles.  I only want to hide titles that are X rated.  Some of these names are highly inappropriate for any child to see.  Verizon REALLY REALLY needs to create an option to hide the names of specific channels just like you can block these channels.  If a channel is blocked, the name should automatically be hidden unless you choose otherwise.  All adult movies are NOT in the same category -  big difference in titles for R rated films and X rated films.  The current option means that I don't even see the title of any R or TV-MA movies.  I have children and I need Verizon to please please do something about this immediately!!  You have the functionality so please just create more filters for "Hide Title" options.  Thank you.

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It starts with the program ratings. They are TV-MA not X. So how would you exclude those titles you don't want to see?

Have you tried creating lists of favorite channels that don't include those channels?

Or set the guide to subscribed channels only?

That way, those channels won't show up in guide.


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When you go into Parental Controls go to “Advanced Settings”

Under “Block by Channel” and block the Adult channels like 950, 951 , and so on. 

Go to “Block by Content Rating”  then in “Checkable Ratings” block X

Go to “Control On Demand Sharing” and check Hide Remote On Demand. 

Last go to “Adult Information and select Hide Adult Info. 

That should take care of everything in the Guide without hiding non-adult titles. 

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You can use these features to block access to these channels, but they and their show descriptions will still show in guide.

only option for now is to either change guide to subscribed channels or to create favorites.


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@CRobGauth wrote:

You can use these features to block access to these channels, but they and their show descriptions will still show in guide.

only option for now is to either change guide to subscribed channels or to create favorites.


I understand. Just throwing out all the ways to block content. Unfortunately there are way around it. Even if favorites/subscribed is set you can still tune to the channel unless it’s blocked. 

You can hide adult information but it knocks out TV-MA. Which I don’t understand people complaining about that because you can turn it off when the kids are not around. 

Basically in the end it’s not Verizon’s job to watch people’s kids. It’s the parents job. 

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