Introduction: What is a Parental Advisory Label?
A parental advisory label is an identification of potentially objectionable content that was marked with a 2×2 label by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
This Parental Advisory Label is regulated under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and enforced by the FTC or any individual state’s Attorney General. The FTC may require certain sites to use the label, and many online platforms have voluntarily added it as a means to inform their users about what they’re accessing.
The primary purpose of labeling material with a parental advisory label is to protect children from the potential dangers of online content while still allowing parents to access what they want for themselves.
Content Classification: Restricted Material: Parental Advisory Label
What are the Different Types of Parental Advisories?
The types of parental advisories are defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which has a list of 12 different labels. The FDA provides guidelines on how the labels should be designed, what they should say, and how they should be organized on the product label.
There are four main types of parental advisories:
– Standard: The standard advisory label provides information about the food’s nutritional attributes, ingredients and cooking instructions.
– Advisory: This advisory label advises that some foods may contain specific warnings for certain populations or for certain physical conditions.
– Qualified Health Claim: A qualified health claim is a statement made about food that is included on the nutrition facts panel of food labeling but does not include an FDA endorsement of its truthfulness or scientific validity.
It’s All About Mindfulness – 4 Ways to Use a Parental Advisory Label in Your Content
Parental advisory labels or P.A.Ls are small warning labels that parents can place on their content to let the children know that there might be something they should not read, watch, buy or do. This can be a good way to teach children about the dangers of content, while simultaneously providing an avenue for parents to give advice and guidance on what content is appropriate for their children.
Here are 4 ways that you can effectively use a parental advisory label in your content:
1) Teach children about the dangers of inappropriate content:
2) Be mindful when using language in your articles:
3) Teach kids a lesson on how to navigate the internet safely:
4) Disclose information on controversial topics in easy-to-understand terms:
Strategies for Using a Parental Advisory Label for Podcasts and Audio Books
In the podcasting and audio book industry, the Parental Advisory Label has been a growing trend. The company Radiotopia created a platform that allows producers of podcasts to get their shows labeled as “restricted content.”
Radio producers can use the label as a tool for censorship, which would be an ineffective solution. It also gives producers the option to be creative with their content and use it as marketing in other ways.
At first, this label may seem like an additional expense that you’re not expecting or willing to make but it’s actually very cheap in comparison with alternative methods of marketing your show such as promoting through social media.
What are the Relevant Legal Violations with Parental Advisories?
The purpose of the parental advisories is to protect children from inappropriate or violent content. As such, it is important that these advisories are relevant and appropriate.
We found that most of the violations were related to non-sexual violence, cyberbullying and gambling.