Americans are “cutting the cord” on their satellite and cable TV at a record pace, but they’re also discovering that parental controls are sorely lacking on popular streaming services.
In fact, a new study by the Parents Television Council finds that Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Streaming all lack the common-sense controls parents need to prevent children from viewing mature content.
What’s a parent to do?
Melissa Henson, the program director for the Parents Television Council, is our guest this week on a special edition of Live The Adventure Radio.
We discuss the findings of the report, including:
- 65 percent of original/exclusive TV programming on Netflix is rated TV-MA, while 1 percent is rated G, and 8 percent rated PG.
- Netflix and Hulu lack parental controls that would prevent children from switching from a child profile to an adult profile.
- Amazon does not offer child profiles at all.
Finally, Melissa gives us tips on streaming safely.