Log into streaming service Netflix and look for a TV show recommended for your homebound teens, and you will likely fine profanity and violence intended for a mature audience.
Parents Television Council, the entertainment watchdog, scutinized several Netflix programs and found troubling scenes in TV MA-rated shows “The Hockey Girls,” “Daybreak,” and “Outer Banks.”
Tim Winter, president of PTC, says the shows depict violence, drug use, and strong language.
“When you think about it,” he says, “half of all programming Netflix says is appropriate for teens is actually, by definition, inappropriate for teenagers because it's for mature audiences only.”
PTC has found that original content on Netflix, which is rated TV-14, is wildly inappropriate for teens.
“Every single one of their original programs contains the harshest profanity,” Winter advises, “words that parents of teenagers would absolutely be adamantly opposed to their children consuming or speaking.”
PTC’s study of Netflix programming concluded that parents can’t trust the once-reliable TV rating system because the inappropriate content is “creeping” into younger ratings categories, Winter adds.