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I am aware that the cable television system operators are privately carried to specific houses depending travel to American homes via privately built and maintained hardware, and that the FCC does not have much authority over cable channels, however it can pressure cable channels into better self-policing. Despite FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell’s promise to congress that he’ll do his best to prevent cable stations from airing obscene content and profanity in 2001, no such change has taken to place since. The foundation of this complaint is the shocking dramatic growth of swearing words amongst small children. Similar to over the air broadcasting, there has been an unofficial barrier between the television schedules for the past 40 years. Before nine o’clock was relatively little to no violence and clean from profanity, however after nine o’clock the content was more relaxed, in the terms that you might hear the odd f-word here and there. But that barrier no longer exists in today’s digital world. The greatest problem with profanity in media is that people copy behaviors through social learning, this is much more effective in younger kids. As a result hearing school children swear is becoming very common and it’s depressing. Yet increasingly people are being programmed that it’s both trendy and socially acceptable to swear by the media.PROBLEM:Although some may argue that swearing increases the authenticity of a piece of work since it portrays a specific group or event as it, its cons outweigh its pros. A study conducted by Coyne et al shows that the more profanity is exposed in the media, the more bearable swearing is becoming. With today’s digital age profanity in the media is increasing dramatically, which of course is leading to kids swearing at ages younger than ever. Additionally, researchers at Young University asked the students about their exposure to profanity in the media, precisely on television; the study showed that children who hear swear words in TV are more likely to be physically aggressive than those who weren’t. As a result, there was a strong correlation between exposure to profanity and bullying in kids.ACTIONS ALREADY TAKEN: Seeking for solutions, I wrote a complaint letter to specific cable channels about profanity in their content and its effects. However, although I did not receive responses from most of them, the few that responded suggested that I use a “lockbox” which hinders the opening of certain channels considered inappropriate in a household. However, as mother of 13 and 15 year old kids, blocking channels such as MTV for instance prevented my kids from being exposed to mature content, however it was not helpful. It restrained my kids from having access to up to date music videos alongside shows that could potentially teach them a lot, such as Catfish and Teen moms, in addition to ridiculousness for entertainment.OUTCOME:Therefore, I strongly suggest that the FCC tighten the rules regarding the use of taboo words in Cable TV. This can be done by having the FCC have the authority to regulate cable channels such as HBO, MTV, and etc. Another possible solution would be having channels be moderated and follow the same procedure as over the air broadcasts; cutting off profane content between 6am and 10pm and airing mature contents after 10 pm, when there is a very low risk that children may be in the audience. An additional solution would be the censorship of music and shows. The process of editing to remove content that may be considered profane to the target audience in cable TV would allow for a more insusceptible environment. This can be done distorting vocals to change offending words and replace them with alternative words.