France, Literally a Nanny State

France is banning all television aimed at 3 year olds. This from the USA Today:

“France’s broadcast authority has banned French channels from airing TV shows aimed at children under 3 years old, to shield them from developmental risks it says television viewing poses at that age.

The High Audiovisual Council, in a ruling published Wednesday, said it wanted to “protect children under 3 from the effects of television.”

France’s minister for culture and communication, Christine Albanel, issued a “cry of alarm” to parents in June about channels dedicated 24 hours a day to baby-targeted programming. In a newspaper interview, she called them “a danger” and urged parents not to use them to help their children get to sleep.”

Obviously, the French government thinks that parents are not good enough at deciding what their kids should watch. Watch out, I am sure this will head towards our shores.

The rest is here.

~PCCapitalist

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