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Childrens TV - Your views please

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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
Hi All

What are y0our views on childrens TV?

Why is it important to the audience and broadcasters?

Need some views for a study :)

tia
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Depends on the age of children you are talking about, but.....

Not as good as it used to be

Too widely available, kids used to have about 2 hours of kids programmes, now they can watch it all day - and do

Important to parents because it gives them a break, and they think that if they put the child in front of an 'educational' programme it is ok

Important to producers because they can make a lot of money from merchandise themed to a childrens tv programme, therefore important to boradcasters because they will be paid more, as the producer is earning more
#2
Thank you, any other thoughts?

I myself believe its important due to education, but also think it can shape their views on society.....
#3
Can be dangerous, with kids watching superheros jumping off buildings and stuff - my next door neighbour tried that with a window....luckily we were in the garden and spotted him, managed to shout his mum who went up and grabbed him!

Also had other neighbour who nearly caused a looooooooooot of damage imitating bob the builder....
#4
Lol these crazy kids!

Some programs do worry me though, things like Tom and Jerry, the thought of them killing each other kinda worries me on natures point of view too.

Im sure there was something in the papers not long ago about Tom and Jerry being influential to children!

Tom and Jerry are great though for me :D
#5
Hope I helped, if you need to know anything else (Or anything more specific) just ask me and I will try to answer
#6
All opinions help! :D Thanks, but I have to spread the rep before I can give it you lol apologies
banned#7
I don't beleive there is an answer for an opinion.

You can say, absolutely anything is detrimental to children. Look at what people wanted to do to nursery rhymes - that have been used for many years!
#8
Deal4Me
All opinions help! :D Thanks, but I have to spread the rep before I can give it you lol apologies


:giggle: Dont worry about it :) Just glad I could help
#9
JDeal
I don't beleive there is an answer for an opinion.

You can say, absolutely anything is detrimental to children. Look at what people wanted to do for nursery rhymes!


I agree, theres no answer in an opinion! It helps me touch upon different aspects on the topic :):thumbsup:
#10
i dont think you can catagorise just kids programs being influential, obviously this can be said for just about any show/film/book ect. As for Tom and Jerry worrying you from natures point of view, i dont understand what you mean, cat chasing mouse is natures way, my kitten done it
banned#11
Yes but a cat does not usually use various household objects to try and kill the mouse. Also when nature's cat kills a mouse, the mouse doesn't jump up and plot revenge against the cat.
#12
loupomm
i dont think you can catagorise just kids programs being influential, obviously this can be said for just about any show/film/book ect. As for Tom and Jerry worrying you from natures point of view, i dont understand what you mean, cat chasing mouse is natures way, my kitten done it


Just incase kids see killing animals as being funny!
#13
Also yeah, you can say anything on television is influential. I picked to study children and television as they are young and television would be in their lives and seem to be affected the most by this mediation!

Have a look around. Have you ever heard a child say 'eat my shorts' / seen a child mimic something?

Television also provides them with nagging power, benefiting advertisers. I believe customers see children as a target.
#14
I used to play Teenage Mutant Hero (Ninja) Turtles when I was a kid and it didn't exactly do me much harm. Perhaps children should have a license/psychological test to watch TV? :)
#15
MBeeching, you never picked up a sword and had a play fight with your mates pretending to be Leonardo? I know I did lol
banned#16
I don't beleive the views of children should be left to a TV programme, that is the job of the parent(s) no matter how busy he/she/they are.

Another factor is the presenters on some childrens TV shows. If you take a look at some of the female presenters (which I admit I do :P) they are very much 'barbie' type people. Focusing on a idylic figure, which could be seen detrimental.

I don't normally watch childrens TV, but surely on the live shows there must occasionally be a racist joke, an adult joke or something that again may not be seen as 'right'.

Most cartoons I can think of revolve around fighting and pretty women - or maybe that is just my mind.
#17
Deal4Me
MBeeching, you never picked up a sword and had a play fight with your mates pretending to be Leonardo? I know I did lol


Absolutely yes :) We were making movies by the time we were 9 too! We made over twenty Tremors films in my friend's rockery - his parents didn't seem to mind all the ketchup deaths.
#18
JDeal, thats interesting. I agree with you, there are many other factors like their parents/age/gender

I have to pop out for a bit, thanks for your views so far guys, appreciated, keep the convo alive!

Regarding your first point, I agree views of children shouldn't be left to the TV. Although I agree, I believe that it is though. Parents don;t know what the kids are watching these days.

They come home from school, and its on millions of channels, even if they are ill, as Kelly O said they are WIDELY available.
#19
MBeeching
Absolutely yes :) We were making movies by the time we were 9 too! We made over twenty Tremors films in my friend's rockery - his parents didn't seem to mind all the ketchup deaths.


Mr MBeeching, living example of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles influencing him to sword fight :giggle: :giggle:

I remember swinging rope pretending to be Mike :whistling:
#20
In those days though we used to play out in the fields and forests though, running around getting stuck in the mud and chased through rivers by bees and cows. I'm only 25 but already I see how different my little brother's upbringing is by comparison.

Edit: Sure, we used to make cardboard weapons, though I did have a plastic Thundercats sword at one point which met it's demise in an 'intense' battle.
#21
My opinion on children's tv (parent of 2 boys)

Yes there is too much of it, but some of it can be educational.

My children have never tried to jump out of a window because they think they are a super hero. Or more to the point i supervise my children and would never leave an upstairs window unsupervised anyway.

There are too many adverts for things that kids just "need". I prefer to let my children watch something like discovery kids. But they also get to watch other kids programmes.

There is nothing wrong with supervised watching with your kids, I love sitting down to a disney film with my boys.
#22
BECKYBOO
My opinion on children's tv (parent of 2 boys)

Yes there is too much of it, but some of it can be educational.

My children have never tried to jump out of a window because they think they are a super hero. Or more to the point i supervise my children and would never leave an upstairs window unsupervised anyway.

There are too many adverts for things that kids just "need". I prefer to let my children watch something like discovery kids. But they also get to watch other kids programmes.

There is nothing wrong with supervised watching with your kids, I love sitting down to a disney film with my boys.


Please note: My neighbours are also good parents and constantly watching the kids, boy had gone upstairs 'to the bathroom' with window key taken from downstairs - windows were not left open.
#23
kelly_o_fanatic
Please note: My neighbours are also good parents and constantly watching the kids, boy had gone upstairs 'to the bathroom' with window key taken from downstairs - windows were not left open.



Sorry julia, i wasn't knocking your neighbours. :-D
#24
My three year old would sit 10cm from the TV all day if she was allowed watching cbeebies. Husband indulges her in the morning and I let her watch it for half an hour when I make tea. I rather she coloured in or did play dough than sat glued to the TV ... but it is a life saver when I need some time to do something ;-).

BTW Mr Tumble is a scary freak :p
#25
Interesting read all, thanks so far.

I believe Becky is wary of security issues, and gaia is wary of health

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