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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2010


 

PTC Applauds Apple for Removing Explicit iPhone Apps

 

LOS ANGELES (February 24, 2010) – The Parents Television Council™ applauded Apple for removing from its App Store some sexually explicit and pornographic iPhone apps that were easily accessible by kids.  The PTC recently encouraged its members to contact Apple about this problem given the popularity of Apple products with families.

 

“Apple has taken a positive first step towards eliminating kids’ access to sexually explicit and pornographic content on its product lineup and we applaud the company’s efforts.  Apple has made a responsible move and parents are appreciative of the company’s concern for the well-being of children,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

 

“We also recognize that there’s a long way for the company to go to help protect kids from some of the most offensive and explicit content that’s easy for kids to download on its devices.  While parents and families are grateful for Apple’s leadership today, we hope this decision will be the first of many family friendly moves.  Apple and other leading media technology companies must take proactive steps to ensure that kids are being protected from harmful and explicit material.”

 

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To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Kelly Oliver (ext. 140) or Megan Franko (ext. 148) at (703) 683-5004.


The Parents Television Council™ (www.parentstv.org®) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media. This national grassroots organization has more than 1.3 million members across the United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children. The PTC also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

 

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