TV Guidelines


V-Chip Rating & Content Codes

All Children - This program is designed to be appropriate for all children. The themes and elements in this program are specifically designed for a very young audience, including children from ages 2-6.
Directed to Older Children - This program is designed for children age 7 and above. It may be more appropriate for children who have acquired the developmental skills needed to distinguish between make-believe and reality. Themes and elements in this program may include mild physical or comedic violence.
FV
Program Contains Fantasy Violence
General Audience - Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages. Although this rating does not signify a program designed specifically for children, most parents may let younger children watch this program unattended. It contains little or no violence, no strong language and little or no sexual dialogue or situations.
Parental Guidance - This program may contain some material that some parents would find unsuitable for younger children. The program may contain infrequent coarse language, limited violence, some suggestive sexual dialogue and/or situations.
V
Program Contains Moderate Violence
S
Program Contains Some Sexual Situations
L
Program Contains Infrequent Coarse Language
D
Program Contains Suggestive Dialogue
Parents Strongly Cautioned - This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 14. This program may contain sophisticated themes, sexual content, strong language and more intense violence.
V
Program Contains Intense Violence
S
Program Contains Intense Sexual Situations
L
Program Contains Strong Coarse Language
D
Program Contains Intensely Suggestive Dialogue
Mature Audience Only - This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17. This program may contain mature themes, profane language, graphic violence and explicit sexual content.
V
Program Contains Graphic Violence
S
Program Contains Explicit Sexual Situations
L
Program Contains Crude Indecent Language