We cannot really avoid the kids in watching cartoons.

Philippines
December 8, 2011 11:05pm CST
Good day fellow mylotters, This morning, my niece and nephew encourage me to watch the cartoons "Ben 10". As I was watching this show, I find some not so good traits of the lead character named as Ben. Wherein, he does not act responsible in what he does. Aside from that, since he has the special powers coming from the omni-tricts which is on his wrist, he is not using this properly. With reference to the above, I am not against the cartoons but, as I saw my nephew, he adolized so much that character. Wherein, there are times, he almost portait what the lead character does. As a result, my nephew often times refuse to accept some small responsibilities. I believed, parents should guide their children in watching TV shows but, since this a cartoons, I think it needs some modifications as to its character portrayal. Thus, we cannot really avoid the kids watching especially if the programme/show that being aired is cartoons.
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15 responses
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
9 Dec 11
Yes you are right we cant say to child to stop the watching of cartoons my brothers child(nephew) came from school and immediately seat front of TV for watching cartoons. Yes nobody against it but continues watching is not good for eyes
• India
9 Dec 11
Hello Airasheila, I too have a nephew who is a big fan of cartoon channels. Whenever he comes over to our place he always insists me to watch his favorite programs with him. He is highly influenced by them and copy them. I am seeing him being obstinate and prejudiced. I would tell him that these are just cartoon characters and not real. They are not going to face real people, but you are going to and if you will behave badly and disrespect elders no one will love you. He listens to me and try to behave good for a few days, but then again he is back to square one. I really wish these cartoon characters to display only acceptable code of conduct and teach moral lessons to children.
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
Hi Inderjeetkaur, Same thing as you experienced. My nephew also listens to me but, after a week or so, he will again back to his old doings. Portraying the cartoon lead character as he was the one. How I wish that the TV channel who airs that cartoons can somehow edit it for the sake of the children watching it.
• India
10 Dec 11
I just hope that the children soon come out from the influence of these characters and behave more prudently.
@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
My kids of 10 and 4, loved to watched that Ben 10 too in tv series and in dvd over and over again. I'm just glad there's Gwen's character and lolo Max to add balance and learnings. Well, there's this add in every start of that program that parental guidance is recommended. Yes, 'though it's a cartoon it's not really all for kids. We must still guard them along watching to explain the bad doings there that it's not proper to do as such. Happy Friday!
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
As much as I want to change the channel of the TV when Ben 10 starts, but, I am not their mother. That if I will gonna change channel, they will still insist and ask their mom to get it back to the old channel where Ben 10 is being aired.
@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
Though we are their mother or not, as long as we are an adult with good sense... and we can give them guidance along watching... why not to give one!
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
9 Dec 11
Sure you can avoid it. Turn off the tv and hand them some books.
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
In our situation here, it is not as simple as that yoyo1198. As what you have said is bit easy but if I will going to do that here, it will turn into an issue for discussion.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
26 Aug 12
hi, thats true,they really hard to avoid kids keep on watching cartoon movies especially in the morning,i think they keep watch cartoons because of the powers and also the colors will really attract them.
@bubuth (1816)
• Philippines
13 Dec 11
cartoons help kids to improve their imagination skills. But not all cartoons is good for kids because like my cousin,he is just 6 years old,he act like the character on the cartoon that he is watching..because of that, sometimes he used to hurt his playmates..
@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
9 Dec 11
I don't think the problem is the TV show, but what you teach kids about the TV show. You have to teach kids that the cartoon is fantasy and not the way people should act. If the kid doesn't understand fantasy or make-believe, then it might be time to stop letting them watch the show. My nephew wasn't allowed to watch Tom and Jerry because he was mimicking some of the bad things they do. But after a few months, he grew up, and was allowed to watch it again now that he understood not to repeat what he sees on there.
@mohd123 (17)
9 Dec 11
hi Airasheila i totally agree with you children often follow what the watch and most of the parents tell their children to go and watch t.v. when the disturb them.I personally watch cartoons but not like Ben 10 i like to watch the Tom and Jerry and Micky mouse and they are nice and even my siblings like them and these type of cartoons are fictitious but don't influence children to act like them
@Triple0 (1907)
• Australia
9 Dec 11
I watch cartoons too even though I'm like in my late teens I like me kid's animations and I always watch my daily cartoons. I have seen Ben 10 but I personally don't like it, it's not very interesting with all the alien stuff and turning into things to attack enemies. I tend to watch funny cartoons. What I realized is that some cartoons are even touching on quite mature or adult content. I watched this one show called Kaeloo based on a frog and her group of friends. Each episode, the characters play a new game. It's pretty random and it always involves a cat trying to beat up a duck with hammers and chain saws while the frog tries to bring peace between the two. To me, it's very funny but to little kids, it's a bit of a bad influence. There were scenes where it suggested very mature content. I guess kids are just growing up faster these days and kids prefer the more mature cartoons like south park, simpsons and cartoons similar. Parents should monitor what kids watch.
@fantabulus (4005)
• India
9 Dec 11
Woooooooo nice discussion and you are telling truth we cant avoid the kids for wathcing cartoons. When my daughter was 5 years old she was crying for seeing the cartoons now she is in college and no time for watching movies. But now new generation small child watching cartoons full day this is not good. They not do the study we cant save the electricity and cant tell to our child.
@myrnz626 (112)
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
We really have to guide our little kids watching tv programs especially tv cartoons. When my kids are still young and small, i didn't let them watch those tv cartoons with fights and not good stories. But after some years and become olders, they watch tv cartoons even with powers and frightings stories but they understand and they are responsible children.
@SIMPLYD (82835)
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
Yes, even in watching cartoon shows, we should also guide our children. we should discourage them from watching a violent cartoon or anime. But when we tell them that, we should say them lovingly.
9 Dec 11
Hi, Now a days all those cartoons are being portayed in such a way that it is higly influencing the kids in a bad way. This aspect of airing these sort of cartoons are to be discussed in detail at a higher level and they should be subjected to some censoring also.
@zhaozy (33)
• China
9 Dec 11
Yes,we now have a lot of cartoons,some of which are not suitable for children to watch,because they are not educational,so parents should teach children to select some useful animation.
@yejiajun (41)
9 Dec 11
yeah,you are right,a movie,a cartoon,even througt a scene on tv can affect children a lot.in order to guide children to be a good person,i think the parents should set a good example to their children.parents are the first teacher ,then,teaching them what's should do and what's should not do if you want to be a nice person.