do you encourage your kids to watch violent tv series or cartoon?

@jcyap888 (721)
Philippines
September 22, 2007 9:52am CST
no i dont let them watch tv with violent series, even cartoons, or dramas! coz everything they watch will be hold in they mine and be a violent person.
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15 responses
• United States
23 Sep 07
I don't have any children yet but as a future educator, I plan on having my children watch little TV when they are young and that will only be educational stuff... Sesame Street, Barney, etc. I watched that stuff when I was younger and I firmly believe it helped me read better and prepared me for school.
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@sophylline (1042)
• Philippines
26 Sep 07
I don't encourage my baby to watch such shows. When I am around and find that something on television is about to come up with a violent reaction I would change the channel. I am not really a TV buff but my daughter is. I guess, TV is one thing to distract my baby with after all of her hyperactivity around the house. But she does really like watching TV most of the time. I believe TV has a very great influence on a child especially since they mostly try to imitate the things they watch. I always try to shift the channel to Knowledge Channel, and she does get very interested in watching even if she doesn't totally understand.
@kuting (887)
• Philippines
26 Sep 07
i am very choosy with the shows my baby watch. i make sure that its either educational or musical. im really worried that my baby would, could copy or mimic the things he sees from this television shows. even cartoons are sometimes really violent and are no longer funny.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
25 Sep 07
i let him watch cartoons but not the violent one... kids now adays are too smart they can catch up things easily so we parents better watch them more
@meaculpa (339)
• Philippines
25 Sep 07
I never encouraged my kids to watch violent tv series but I let them watch cartoons. However, some cartoons are violent and I will ask them to watch another one. I guide my kids in watching televisions because it can affect their attitudes.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
25 Sep 07
I watched some PG-13 or higher rated stuff, some of it violent. I haven't assaulted anyone, hurt anyone horribly nor have I murdered anyone. I'm just fine. When it comes to my kids I will be watching with them and I'll warn them about what I'll do to them if they even try to imitate.
@ian1010 (459)
• Philippines
25 Sep 07
well i still don't have shildren so i'll be saying that if ever, i won't let them watch alone.,for with guidance should they watch tv
@jcj_111776 (3221)
• Philippines
23 Sep 07
As much as possible, I don't let him watch those kind of tv shows because I don't want him to end up, mimicking what he had seen and think that it's just ok. The truth is, when he was a little younger, he got to watch some for awhile and it had an effect on him. He tend to be a little aggressive when he's being scolded. He will run up to me and give me a little slap on the tummy. And I think he thought that was a natural reaction and that was ok. But, I'm trying to correct that in a positive and gentle way by telling him that what he's doing is not right.
@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
23 Sep 07
I wouldn't let my child under 13 watch that stuff, but people can't say that violent stuff in movies and cartoons or tv shows make people go off and do horrible things.
@anuj291 (575)
• India
22 Sep 07
i have no children but i think wht all u listed and dont let them watch is just torture,,sorry for sayin that ya io am against the violent stuff and all myself but y cartoons???they ease of tension and kids love to watch them anyways tc thanx
@SViswan (12072)
• India
22 Sep 07
I'd never let my 7 year old son watch violent shows on television even if it is a cartoon. We monitor everything he watches and he knows he is allowed to watch certain programmes and not others and for a stipulated time every day. In case he comes across a cartoon he thinks I wouldn't like him to watch, he usually clarifies it with me. Violen shows do affect children in a negative way. They know no better and will start repeating what they see. Then it's harder to get them back on track.
• Malaysia
22 Sep 07
Yes and why not, to give learning lesson for them to be on good side and not for bad side. But must be on parental guidance on viewing. Learn about satanic value before give angel value.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
22 Sep 07
I have no worries about my child being a violent person -- I want him to be one. I want him to learn that violence is something you use when you have to, in order to protect yourself and others. Perhaps that's because of my own history: I wouldn't have survived my childhood years if I hadn't been able to beat up grown men when I was a preteen girl. So if we watch tv shows with a violent theme, I plan to point out to him the characters that are protecting their friends, or their families, etc. That's the kind of influence I want my child to learn from, so he can stand up to bullies and grow up to be protective of those he loves.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
22 Sep 07
My son is 7 1/2 and his favorite thing to watch on television is CSI. He likes all of those types of shows. CSI, Numbers, Cold Case, Without a Trace, and NCIS. He wants to be a crime scene investigator when he grows up. I don';t see a problem with him watching those shows. They do not scare him. He like to watch them and tell you who he things did it. Usually he is right on the money about who the bad guy is. more so than me at times.
@shy_gal (235)
• Malaysia
22 Sep 07
Hi, jcyap888, Everyday the newspaper got report about the violent which it is so scary after listen it. So i definitely wont let the kids watch violent series. But for watching hte cartoon, i will let them watch if there do not have any violent series. As an eldest, we need know how to choose a good tv series for the kids. Hence, it will not happen violent.