Cartoons

Philippines
June 24, 2007 1:34am CST
Here is something to think and discuss about. Hope I hear from you all. Do you think cartoon has a big influence in our children vocabulary and attitude? Responses please!!
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@el_jeffo (751)
• Philippines
24 Jun 07
They might, if they are constantly exposed to it. Anything can be an influence to a child as long has he is exposed to it long enough. If you want your children to be shaped to your liking, then you should spend more time with him/her, and let him pick up on your vocabulary and attitudes.
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• Philippines
25 Jun 07
I agree 100% on your response, parents are the best influence in a child's growing up stage. That is why being a parent is such a big responsibility because the future of another human being is in our hands. Thank yo for your comment.
@tala91285 (1080)
• Philippines
25 Jun 07
It does influence them. Most of my cousins have what the parents in our family call "Cartoon-English". Since the grown-ups don't normally watch cartoons, most of the time, they don't understand what my cousins are saying lol ^_^
• Philippines
25 Jun 07
That is correct! My daughter enjoys watching cartoon network and sadly some of the shows there like Billy and Mandy, their languages are not fit for children below 5 yrs old. Especially words like "stupid dog" or "dufus" (did I spell that right?) I don't even know the meaning of that word and I hear my daughter saying it. Frankly, I had to ban her from watching those shows. I wish though that cartoon network would give good quality cartoon shows to our children just like Nick jr.
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@tala91285 (1080)
• Philippines
25 Jun 07
Well most of the cartoons on CN aren't really for kids unless it's specified. Lol, you should stop your children from watching Grimm Adventures of Billy and Mandy because it's senseless and definitely not for children. Nick offers a more wholesome programming schedule for kids so I'd really recommend that too ^_^
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
Actually, my does watch nick jr. but when she gets bored she changes it to CN. In CN there are toons there for kids but sometimes I don't realize that she is already watching those shows because I lost track of time. I agree not an excuse, I do tell her and my husband not to let her watch does senseless shows. Thanks!!
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@xiuluoelly (1225)
• China
27 Jun 07
There is no denying the cartoon influence is great, almost every child is brought up to see the cartoon, including me, I remember reading some childhood cartoon films, although it is now very naive, but then really very happy.
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
I am like you, I watched cartoon for the sake of entertainment. But back then, cartoons where mor responsible unlike now they allow words and action not fit for children ages below 10 years old. I just wish networks would be more responsible with the shows they give our children. Because not all parents get to watch with their kids and they have to trust networks to provide good entertainment to our children. I am sure that a responsible parent will not allow their children to watch trash cartoons. Don't you agree??
• United Arab Emirates
26 Jun 07
Yes, cartoons have a big influence on children. My son repeats the words even he is not watching the cartoon. I feel that the best way to use this habbit in a good way is showing them good cartoons so that they pick up good things. Becasue I am sure that it is not possible to completely avoid cartoons.
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
Exactly, educational cartoons such as Dora Dora, Sesame Street, Backyardigans, Lazytown is also a good choice. These shows teaches value which can help our children understand the value we try to teach them. Thanks!
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
yes because are just receptive and they great immitators they just immitate and do whatever they see in the tv thats why we should be very careful in letting our child to watch cartoons movies.
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
I completely agree with you. Thanks for your comments!
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
25 Jun 07
I think it can influence kids but it as to whether it can adjust their attitude really depends on how much TV you let them watch & what you let them watch. My daughter LOVES cartoons but we only watch certain ones, we also watch things like Sesame Street where she can learn letters & numbers! I think it's good for her to learn while doing something she enjoys - if watching TV will help her to learn then i don't mind! I guess if you allow a child to watch too many of the wrong shows then there could be a problem with their attitude & bad vocabulary!
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
I completely agree with you, let me just add that in case children get to watch show that are not of good value. It is also important to let the child know that what he/she saw should not be imitated and describe also the consequences. it will also to let them know the difference between cartoon and real life. Thank you for your inputs!!
@AmbiePam (50411)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I would say without a doubt, yes. Several years ago on the cartton Beavis and Butthead they apparently burned a house down or something. I'm not sure on the exact scenario seeing as I never watched it. Well, a young boy decided to mimic what he saw. So he he set his house on fire which killed his two year old sister.
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
Wow! That's extreme. Hope that doesn't happen again. I guess network people need to be more responsible with what they show since they are a program for children. Thanks for your comment.
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