Wednesday, December 30, 2009




Tony said...

Jena - Thanks for keeping this topic alive.

Jena Isle said...

You're welcome Tony. Thanks for supporting me in this campaign.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Count me in in your grand advocacy to protect our children from TV violence. Our kids are very vulnerable at their age and anything they see on television will surely affect their behavior in the future. Thanks for your noble advocacy. God bless.

Jena Isle said...

Thanks Mel for the support. More power to you.

Francis and all thank you.

Angel said...

If I have been able to write an article for you about this very important crusade, what would keep me from joining?

Of course, I am in...all the way!


Jena Isle said...

Thanks Guardian Angel for the full support.

Guys, I appreciate it a lot.

Ray Gratzner said...

Dear jena, for the well-being it is crucial, that our minds are not troubled and filled with fear, anger or bad emotions.
Since all tv-entertainment needs a hook to catch the attention of the audience they always have a choice which hook it should be.

Why should violence be a good hook. Our life is full of interesting conflicts which may serve as a blueprint for entertainment.
To be loved or not.
The quest for needs and understanding.

Jena Isle said...

Yes, Ray, but there is always the positive hook, wouldn't it be better to use them instead?

Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate it a lot.

Anonymous said...

i agree that there are too much non-child friendly materials being shown on the tv today

and some of them doesn't even show violence, but values deformation in guise of cuteness by showing young kids showing disrespect and greed...

i'm actually blogging about it now

Jena Isle said...

Yes, Struggling Blogger, and not only parents but everyone else should work in eradicating this - the government (thru laws), the media (censorship for Children's programs)and everyone.

Thanks for the support and visit.

Anonymous said...

great campaign!

tashabud said...

Kudos for championing this campaign. I knew you're a natural borne leader. Keep up the good work.

♥vans♥ said...

Thank you for having this campaign, you have my support on this one. Seems that tv violence can be seen in any form of show, even on kid's cartoons. Keep this campaign up!!

God bless

Jena Isle said...

Hi Vans, thanks too for the support. I hope someone listens.

Purpled Sky said...

Jena, wrote about the campaign in my blog :-)

Purpled Sky said...

Hi Jena,
Yes, please, go ahead and link the article/blog. And thank you so much!

cailean said...

I'm not pro-violence. I don't like violence in general, but I do enjoy some violent TV shows -- mostly crime dramas like CSI or Law & Order.

BUT, if you so strongly feel that television has too much violence on it, can't you either restrict your children from watching it, or just not have TV in your home?

How come I, a non-violent, responsible adult, should not get to watch these shows because some parents are concerned about their children, but can't parent them?

My parents did shelter me in my youth, but there certainly was violence on TV, and in video games. I just didn't see it at home.

As technology improves, parental controls will only get better. But in the meantime, what right does the government have in restricting certain programs from being aired?

I'm sure this isn't a popular opinion here, but it just seems wrong that I should be restricted from viewing these shows responsibly because some kids, somewhere, may be corrupted by them.

Jena Isle said...

Hello cailean,

I agree with you, adults should not be restricted to watch what they would want to watch because they have the maturity to discern what is fact or fiction.

I am referring to TV programs rated for GP (general patronage- which includes children).

If you would want to read the earlier entries explaining why, then I would appreciate it a lot.

I am not affected per se, as I can control and restrict my kid's viewing. I am most concerned about those who cannot, because of various inevitable reasons.

If the government restricts adult scenes for children, then violent scenes should also be batched under this category.

It is just like saying when someone lost his wallet; "It's his fault, he just left his wallet on the table," then we are sending a wrong message to the younger generation.

No matter where a person leaves his wallet, if we had taught our children about the value of honesty, then nothing would get lost.

I know you know what I mean.

Thanks for taking time to post your comment on this entry. You are welcome to read all of the articles in this site.

Happy blogging and God bless.

cailean said...

What kind of violence gets into GP-rated shows where you live? I'll have a look through your site, I'm just wondering where the line gets drawn.

Thanks for visiting my site as well. I've replied to your comments there.

Jena Isle said...

Hi Colin,

From what I've watched, there are no boundaries with regards to violence, anything goes.

I don't have any protest when adults view these, but children? well, that's another story for me.

Your site is so think I will have to visit it more often.

Thanks for reading the posts here.

All the best.

Unknown said...

Hi Jena - I've just signed in again. As you know, I'm with you all the way.

GagayMD said...

whew! happy tuesday! hopping here again! take care!


GagayMD said...

whew! what do you mean you haven't found my name in where?



Aisha said...

I'm not sure how my link got here really. I have never been to this site before. I, however, do support this and my ec username is: msbelisario at gmail dot com

Dorothy said...

Jena thanks for sharing your thoughts and giving your time to help our children.

And of course thanks for visiting our blog grammology.

Dorothy from grammology

Anonymous said...

It's nice there are people like you who are concerned.keep it up!!

Cacai M. said...

Count me in of this campaign Jen. Rock on 'coz watching violence on tv is no good for children and young adults!

Retinna Bell said...

If only more people took this cause to heart...bless you!

Mary said...

How about instead of trying to censor television, parents pay closer attention to what their children watch? It's the parents job to make sure their kids don't watch the things they shouldn't, not network TV.

Jena Isle said...

Hello Mary,

You're right about the parents' responsibility in seeing to it that their children watch good programs.

But like any aspect of society's goals, this campaign would not be successful if everyone does not cooperate in this endeavour.

There must be a concerted effort from all sectors of society to make this goal succeed.

Just like the case of robbery, rape, murder; each individual has the responsibility to be careful but still the government, law enforcement agencies, even the church and all citizens must come as one to be ablt to fight this successfully.

This applies with violence in TV.

Is there a positive contribution of violence in TV to children? The answer is NONE.

TV producers, directors, and those in TV media or even films should at least consaider not their earnings - but the positive ideas, thoughts and vaues that their programs, movies, teleseryes, telenovelas promote. Are they spreading positive values?

Need I say more?

Tania said...

I strongly limit my children's tv and agree it's out of control!

punkypaige said...

Mam, i think it is good idea to add me :)

Jena Isle said...

Hi Tania,

Yup, it is. All the best.

Hi Punkypaige,

Okay , I will, thanks.