what's your opinion about pro-wresting on television?

Indonesia
November 30, 2006 7:12pm CST
Recently, local newspapers' headlines in indonesia is filled with sad news about 9 year old kid who's been tortured to death by his friends. the reason? the kids say they are imitating action from pro-wrestling programme called 'smack down' in television. parents are protesting the television stations, demanding that such programmes should be banned because they have bad influence on kids. what do you think, guys? is it true that pro-wrestling programmes can influence kids to be aggressive?
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@arman9890 (452)
• India
1 Dec 06
oh.. that was too crazy.. I dont think this should happen in the future.. So hearing this news i am thinking whether i would send my child with his or her friend or not..!!
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@anne_143god (5390)
• Philippines
1 Dec 06
I dont watch wrestling for I find it fake. When I was a kid I like to watch it but now I dont like it anymore.
@BELMCstar (1341)
• Australia
1 Dec 06
People need to realise that what they see on television is usually pretend and make believe. There was a story of some young men who stole a car, and thought that if they got across state lines in the USA, they could not be chased by the police. It turns out that they were wrong, the police can cross state lines, with permission. So, not everything on television is real. The parents need to take responsibility for what the children are watching, and to make sure that they do not act out the inappropriate behaviour that they see on the television screen.
• Indonesia
2 Dec 06
the indonesian tv station has put the show late at night (around 10 P.M) so i think yes, it's the parents' responsibility not to allow their children to stay up that late and watching shows that are not for them. thanks for the respond!
• Indonesia
3 Dec 06
I think the best time is 00.00 . So when the kid want to watch it, their parents have already told them to sleep, coz they must go to school tommorow. But the TV Station is not a social organization, The working men also can't watch it, because they got to work tommorow. Then who will watch it ? And remember TV company wants a huge rating isn't it ?
• Indonesia
4 Dec 06
Umh.. pake bhs Indo aja yah Aku sejak awal ndak suka acara ini. BBrp kali aku telp tuh chanel buat menghentikan acara tsbt. Tp krn ratingnya gede gak ditanggepin. Gitu deh Indo, kalau jatoh korban br bertindak. T____T lagian ortu kok bs2nya ngebiarin anaknya nonton acara malam2 githu yg harusnya udah jam bubu? T_______T tragisssssss
• Indonesia
5 Dec 06
hahaha... personally i don't mind with your languange preference but too bad we don't get paid if we post in non-english language! salam kenal fellow indonesian!
• Japan
10 Dec 06
yes, television won't ban programme with high rating, even it give bad impacts to the society. i hope parents in indonesia can be wiser in controling their child watch tv.since children absorp what they see and listen easily. we don't want our lovely country indonesia become a full-of-criminals country rite? ~parents out there, grow ur child with not only with material but also with morality and love~
@chance00 (3333)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I hate pro wrestling.It looks so fake to me.I have watched it in the past and it has become a big soap opera and it is not as fun as it used to be inthe days on Bob Backling and Jimmy Superfly Snuka
• Brazil
1 Dec 06
I don't like it either, but that's not a reason for blaming it. How many kids who watch it kills their friends? All? 50%? 10%? 1%? Should we blame cartoons, movies, comic books? Certainly no.
• Indonesia
2 Dec 06
pro wrestling is not my favourite tv show either, but it's unfair to blame them because our the event with many preceeding factors.violence on tv is just a minor part in developing aggressive behavior on children. it's the parents control that matters.
• United States
9 Dec 06
I used to watch it a lot but I dont really watch anymore but I think there is a still big audience out there who enjoys it so hey...
• Indonesia
9 Dec 06
thanks for the response!
@ambara (345)
• Indonesia
8 Dec 06
so sorry to heared that...BTW i believe that can influence kids to be like them
• Indonesia
9 Dec 06
yes i could, but parents play important role to prevent that.
• India
4 Dec 06
i personally don't find it entertaining. i am getting irritated to watch that crap.
• Indonesia
9 Dec 06
me neither.
• Italy
1 Dec 06
Hi, I think it's hard to define wrestling a "sport".
• Indonesia
3 Dec 06
yes, it's a show, not sport.
@edelweiss (1929)
• India
1 Dec 06
Hi, Its sad to hear the news. What I will like to say that any program on TV influences kids. Anything they hear, see, listen influences them. What they should be taught by the parents is the ability to differentiate between right and wrong. There is a soap that come on TV in my country and most of the characters in the program have either married twice, thrice, have kids from other relationships and so on.. and in an embarassing situation i overheard a kid asking her mother mom who is my second dad like such and such character in the serial. In another situation, a small kid in an innocent way kisses a girl on her lips... thats another influence of a movie he has seen. Another situation, a kid wants to see his mother in a swim suit he's seen in a fashion show on tv. Next we are going to talk about banning all such programs. Its the responsibility of the parents to teach their children, right and wrong.
• Indonesia
6 Dec 06
i don't see any good from such programs, but i'm against banning it. you are right, mate, it's parents' responsibility to prevent their kids from imitating violent shows.
@baronarthur (4188)
• Indonesia
1 Dec 06
There is a good and bad in television... But, in the fake pro-wrestlings are too many bad things.. Many bad influences come from it...We have seen it... It's good for adult entertainment only...As for me, it's not a good entertainment...
• Indonesia
6 Dec 06
personally i don't like that show either. too violent for kids, and too fake for adults.
@brckoba (795)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I think that the minds of kids are can be very easily persuaded. Television will always show bad shows, and this is where parents should take a stand and prohibit their kids from watching this shows. Parents should also explain the difference between what's real and what's not. After all is not the Tv stations fault that some parents are not spending enough time with their kids and are letting the TV raise their offsprings.
• Indonesia
2 Dec 06
yes, agreed with you. it the parents kob to control the children's behavior. thanks for responding.
@morsh8888 (635)
• Indonesia
3 Dec 06
When I want to get some DVD in manngadua, the sellers are gone away, because police come to make an inspection of smackdown DVD. Well I think It doesn't matter If the smack down is broadcast by night. Because when some kid saw it and got it interesting, he will talk to his friends tommorow at school and so the others followed him. And about influences, Children is really can be easily influence. For the truth, It's not just smackdown that have gone into problem like this. before that, there is Tekken where the kid try the Law's bicycle kick. And guess what the kid got ? yes, he's got broken leg. and many more before that. When I was a kid, I saw many people want to hung up themselves. Then one day I saw the exact place from the movie I saw. There's a rope hanging at the ceiling. My mind thinking, "Is being hung up is so good that many people in TV do it ? Well I must try it". The moment later I already hunged up. I can't breath and feels so hurt, until my both kicking foot reach the footing (the place that I jumped). And yes I nearly go to Hell. So Kid's Curiousity is so, so and so dangerous. They will find the way out when they got into the curious zone. Hope you can understand from my Bad Experienced. :)
@Waiter (835)
• Italy
3 Dec 06
I like wrestling!!
@chiquitita (1227)
• Indonesia
3 Dec 06
Yes, it is true. Children tend to imitate what they see or hear. When the parents dont warn them, then they'll think that they've done the right thing. Lativi has broadcast the WWE too much. Last Ramadhan, Lativi even broadcast it during sahur! That's nasty!
@jsnnyj (115)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
Personally I don't like it, it's not really a sport, I mean I'm a sports guy with multiple interest and can generallly enjoy most sports on tv. But pro wrestling really doesn't spark any interest.
@lanparty (127)
• Italy
1 Dec 06
the wrestling must be prohibited to the minors of 16 years
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I use to love pro wrestling back in the days when it was fun.I live near memphis, tn and we had the best local wrestling in the world. All the WWE programs are ridiculous. I quit watching them years ago. If I had children I would never let them watch that sort of stuff now.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I use to love pro wrestling back in the days when it was fun. All the WWE programs are ridiculous. I quit watching them years ago. If I had children I would never let them watch that sort of stuff now.
@caymann (29)
• United States
1 Dec 06
On TV are a ton of different programmes that can influence bad kids, not just pro-wrestling. The only thing a parent can do about it, to let their kids watch just what they think it's not too bad for them. It's no other way, because something which is bad for ones, is excellent entertainmet for others.