Do You think Kids Music Should Be Monitored?

@lala501 (1533)
United States
February 9, 2011 4:15pm CST
We all have heard of people not letting kids watch certain shows and now there's even a parental control options, but should we also monitor what our kids listen to? Or is it even possible? Do you think it would be to difficult to see what your kids are listening to now a days? Kids now have ipods and their phones and television where they can listen to whatever they want,do you think it matters? Share your opinion.
9 responses
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
10 Feb 11
I think yes the parents should monitor the music that the kids listen because the lyricxs in the songs these days are not healthy, often have swearings in it and stuff...
@lala501 (1533)
• United States
26 Feb 11
Yes lyrics these days have been getting dirtier and dirtier, not appropiate for children at all.
• India
10 Feb 11
we should monitor them as child knows how to operate things than adults.so you should always keep an eye on them otherwise they will misuse the it . if you control them you can bring them to use it for good ways.
@lala501 (1533)
• United States
26 Feb 11
Yes children know more about technology then adults these days and that's why we should keep our eyes on them while their using all these different types of technology so we can teach them to do good with them.
• United States
10 Feb 11
yes kids shouldn't be allowed to play violent video or watching violent movies and listening to heavy metals.
@lala501 (1533)
• United States
19 Feb 11
yes i agree but do you think there should be an age where they would be able to?
• United States
9 Feb 11
It depends on what kind of music they are listening to. Some types of music are okay to listen to at any age, but then there is Heavy Metal or Rap music which is known for having a lot of cursing & violence in their songs. I don't have kids, but my sister does & she would never allow her children to listen to this type of music.
@lala501 (1533)
• United States
10 Feb 11
Heavy Metal or Rap music is okay to listen to i believe when someone becomes around 14, because I bet they would already know all these words, but for young kids I think that they should be limited on these types of music.
@ravinskye (8243)
• United States
9 Feb 11
I think you can try to monitor your kids but it is really hard now. Even with tv it seems to be harder. Shows that you think would be okay to watch now have more swear words and mature topics in them because they are allowed to have more in them then before. My kids have ipods but I have control of the music that goes on them. Of course my kids are only 8, 5 and 3 right now. I try to monitor what they watch on tv and their music on their ipods is okay. I think since it's harder to keep kids away from some of it, it's better to teach them that it is bad. My oldest knows some of the bad words and she hears them in songs or on tv or from other adults and she knows that she isn't supposed to say them herself.
@lala501 (1533)
• United States
10 Feb 11
I agree that parents just need to teach their kids to not say the words that are bad, because they are going to hear them no matter what so you might as well teach them the right thing to do.
• United States
10 Feb 11
I have a different approach from most people because I studied neuroscience and so I know a bit about the effects of music. In fact, the music you listen to can physically change the shape of your brain and determine how efficiently or inefficiently the brain works. Therefore, some kinds of music promote brain growth and development, and some kinds actually atrophy the brain. Think of it this way: what you put into your body (junk food, etc.) matters. The same goes with what you put into your body through your ears! Here is a blog I read which has won many awards for its concentration on the effects of music on health, wellness, even how much income you earn: http://www.wikyblog.com/CynthiaWunsch. There are hundreds of pieces of scientific research posted on this blog on the effects of music on every part of your life.
@lady1993 (16388)
• Philippines
10 Feb 11
Yes of course.. These days, everything should be monitored already. Some songs are not good for children , even tv programs... Almost nothing is child- friendly. You can always ask your kids what they are into- just get int a good conversation with them.
@stanley777 (7176)
• Philippines
10 Feb 11
There's almost no show that hasn't got a parental guidance sign.. I agree that we should also monitor what our children are listening to these days. We can always have a look at their ipods every week and ask what they're favorite songs are. We have to do that, since some songs these days are vulgar.
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
10 Feb 11
Yes I think so. Considering the type of music we have nowadays. Lyrics arent being thought well of and some even contain obscene lyrics. It would not hurt to guide your children and at least you will be able to explain to him/her why there are wrong/bad words in the lyrics if he is confused or dont quite understand it.