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Research: Rating Systems Analysis
Proponents of self-regulation of Internet content point to content rating systems as a potential solution to the problem of how to screen objectionable content from children, while admitting that it it unclear how or if such self-regulation could be enforced.
Currently, the industry-standard Internet content rating system is the RSACi system from the Internet Content Rating Assocation (ICRA), although a new industry-standard content rating system is apparently in development. Another system called PICS provides a standard for encoding various content rating systems so that web browsers and other tools can be designed to incorporate any PICS-compliant content rating system.
The Online Policy groups explores questions such as these:
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