kids + the not-so-child-friendly ads

 

kids + television, toddler

the toddler + the telly

 

mum + i spend a considerable amount of time in front of the telly + most of it is my own doing. i would normally ask her to turn it on so that i can watch my favorite cartoons + other programs that we’d like to see for each single day. mum is the most discretionary telly viewer + would always be quick to switch channels if in case a program which ought not to be seen by little children like me started. she would always tell me that this shows aren’t for kids + will be quick to note that it has an spg rating. so i agree almost all the day. + even when we get to see the evening news she would automatically switch to another telly network that is showing a more child-friendly program at the time if in case a sensitive or highly-violent photos + news suddenly pop up!

one of the things that she worries about a lot, though, are the adverts! some ads shown during prime time, or that time when most people, including little children watch the telly, seem like harmless ads, but mum was quick to note that they also show beer + other alcoholic drink ads round this time + will always tell me that i will never be allowed to drink those when i am bigger! she said it is not good for anyone’s health to develop a liking to these sorts of drinks. i bet she will even have some stop drinking tips at the ready if in case anyone of us in the house will be needing it {read: dad}. 🙂

oh well, i guess watching the telly on its own aren’t really that bad. in fact even mum agrees that it helps me with to learn new things + new words, too. probably it is just really up to the grown ups to make sure that we are watching all those kid-friendly stuffs all the time + it does pay to heed the tv rating/warning, too, just to always be on the safe side!

how about you have you been spending time in front of the telly too? what are your thoughts about those not-so-child-friendly ads?

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2 Responses to “kids + the not-so-child-friendly ads”



    You know Jared, there are only 3 channels in our tv: Cartoon Network, Disney Channel & Disney Junior. Harmless, as it may seem, Tita is still vigilant when it comes to violence-provoking shows (more on C.N.) and to all you-want-to-have-these-toys ads that promote materialism/excessive wants in kids like you and to which your Kuya Jared is very much prone to. Nevertheless, you are so correct that the tube is a very good learning tool for you!

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    Jared's Mum Reply:

    i guess my mum would love to have only those channels on our telly, but we do not have cable at home 🙁

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