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AngryMother1
Newbie

Dear Fios,
I have a complaint. One that many parents share. I cannot block the adult titles in my channel guide. My children are able to read and the titles are so explicit that it is unconscionable that you have not created an effective solution for this problem. I have visited your forums, followed every suggestion. I have created a favorites list, excluding those titles. Time consuming but clearly my problem to solve so I did it. Would be great if EVERY time you leave the guide it didn't REVERT back to "all channels" , again displaying porn titles. Then I attempted to block via the parental controls and it DID NOT WORK. The channel is blocked but the titles are still clearly viewable. I attempted to block using the ratings system but you created a class of ratings that get blocked together that included x, MA, R, NC-17 so this would block a huge chunk of desirable content. Now I am asking you to SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. Advertise that you have done so.  FIX IT.

See:  http://www.justice.gov/criminal/ceos/citizensguide/citizensguide_obscenity.html

SEE SPECIFICALLY:

  Section 1470 of Title 18, United States Code, prohibits any individual from knowingly transferring or attempting to transfer obscene matter using the U.S. mail or any means or facility of interstate or foreign commerce to a minor under 16 years of age.  Convicted offenders face fines and imprisonment for up to 10 years. 

          In addition, Section 1466A of Title 18, United State Code, makes it illegal for any person to knowingly produce, distribute, receive, or possess with intent to transfer or distribute visual representations, such as drawings, cartoons, or paintings that appear to depict minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and are deemed obscene.  This statute offers an alternative 2-pronged test for obscenity with a lower threshold than the Miller test.  The matter involving minors can be deemed obscene if it (i) depicts an image that is, or appears to be a minor engaged in graphic bestiality, sadistic or masochistic abuse, or sexual intercourse and (ii) if the image lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.  A first time offender convicted under this statute faces fines and at least 5 years to a maximum of 20 years in prison.
          There are also laws to protect children from obscene or harmful material on the Internet.  For one, federal law prohibits the use of misleading domain names, words, or digital images on the Internet with intent to deceive a minor into viewing harmful or obscene material (See  18 U.S.C. §§ 2252B, 2252C).   It is illegal for an individual to knowingly use interactive computer services to display obscenity in a manner that makes it available to a minor less than 18 years of age (See 47 U.S.C. § 223(d) –Communications Decency Act of 1996, as amended by the PROTECT Act of 2003). It is also illegal to knowingly make a commercial communication via the Internet that includes obscenity and is available to any minor less than 17 years of age (See 47 U.S.C. § 231 –Child Online Protection Act of 1998).
          The standard of what is harmful to minors may differ from the standard applied to adults.  Harmful materials for minors include any communication consisting of nudity, sex or excretion that (i) appeals to the prurient interest of minors, (ii) is patently offensive to prevailing standards in the adult community with respect to what is suitable material for minors, (iii) and lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value for minors.
          In addition to facing imprisonment and fines, convicted offenders of federal obscenity laws involving minors may also be required to register as sex offenders.  Furthermore, in some circumstances, obscenity violations involving minors may also be subject to prosecution under federal child pornography laws, which yield serve statutory penalties (For more information, see Citizen´s Guide to U.S. Federal Child Pornography Laws).

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jg555
Enthusiast - Level 3

You have to go into the setting and tell it to disable adult titles. It's in Parental/Purchase area.

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LawrenceC
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jg555
Enthusiast - Level 3

You have to go into the setting and tell it to disable adult titles. It's in Parental/Purchase area.

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CRobGauth
Community Leader
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Never knew that option existed.

Even though I don't have young kids, the titles get to be annoying.

Thanks.

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RDJim
Contributor - Level 1

Seriously, who pays for soft porn on their TV these days? 

Isn't that what the internet is for?

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SinCara
Specialist - Level 2

You are talking to other customers here, not Verizon as these are peer to peer forums.

You can keep the guide on favorites and from reverting back to all channels (unless the box reboots in which case you have to put back on favs)

Go into your menu then to settings then to system then to television then to last viewed guide state. Set that to enable.

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