Letter: V-chip will be a cop-out

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Sir: The call for the introduction of the V-chip to limit availability of violent and sexually explicit material to children through television is superficially attractive.

I fear that it is just another abdication of the responsibility which we all have for children. Its first effect will be to limit the amount of sex and violence seen by children in homes where parents take the trouble to retain control of the television. Its second will be to give the network television channels carte blanche to screen increasingly graphic scenes on the grounds that they are not accessible to children.

Anne Hertzell