When is it OK for your child to watch Violence on TV or Movies?

Philippines
March 2, 2007 3:47am CST
What do you think will happen to children exposed early to violence?
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@pllexx (8)
• Ghana
2 Mar 07
at a very young age this grab things faster, i mean they learn very fast, sow that ever they see or hear will affect them negatively or positively, i say, it ok to watch viloent movies at the age of 13 and above,
• Singapore
2 Mar 07
Children are very impressible when they are young. I think parents should take care when exposing them to violence. When watching such movies, parents should be by their side to guide them and to remind them that violence is wrong and they should not try those moves.
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@dubaimt (273)
• United Arab Emirates
3 Mar 07
i think unless it is the news or something that is real-life, i would let my kid watch those. that way, he will be open to the realities of life.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Mar 07
It is never alright but the Unfortunate thing is that some of the Children Movies contain it to much now, it is a shame. Mine never watched it when they where little. I say that is why there is so much Bullying and Violence among Kids today.
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@bgerig (1259)
• United States
2 Mar 07
It depends on age of child. I can't think of any reason for a child under 8-10 (depending upon maturity of child) to watch any violence. Period.
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2 Mar 07
What will happen? the violence will be perpetuated of course. Children exposed to violence in reality have problems in later life, being exposed to violence every day on the television will only act as an anaesthic and they can become immune to the horrors they view on the screne. I used to think it was ok for my son to watch television when he was little but I soon realised that there are certain things that children are too young to understand.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
2 Mar 07
I would say for semi violence, i.e. war films, people shooting each other and it does not look like blood, fourteen. For real violence as in gore and stuff like that, at least sixteen if they don't giggle and thinks it's fun.
• United States
2 Mar 07
NO. I don't think that it's a good idea, BUT we have to teach our children right from wrong. Young children may not understand what violence is, so sometimes it is easier to watch a movie with them. When the violence appears, this is our chance to talk with our children. I think that is the best approach, because they are seeing the violence, and with us telling them the wrong of it, at that same time, it helps the comprehend the matter.
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2 Mar 07
I don't think it is ok at all for children to watch violence in movies. The more they see the more they will think it is just part of normal life and it is ok if they join in with it too. I think it is better to wait until they are about 12 and able to reason with you about whether it is acceptable to be like that or not.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
2 Mar 07
I do not really think anyone needs to be exposed to violence. I think some are able to handle this better than others, and I think parents need to decide on this based on the knowledge of their own child. I think some kids will get very scared, will have nightmares, and start feeling insafe. Some kids will adapt the ways of dealing with trouble they see in the movies. others still may not be affected much at all. I think it is very important for parents to talk to their kids about what they watch.
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@philabox (287)
• Indonesia
2 Mar 07
Give the best Television ar movie proggrame for our children
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• United States
2 Mar 07
Young children mimic what they see. They are easily molded and need guidance in everything. I believe as they get older, they sort through the things they have learned and then begin to form their own opinions, but their upbringing still plays a part in who and what they become.