Sunday, November 27, 2011

Campaign Against Violence in TV Programs for Children

By: Dagupan Pangasinan
Gone are the days when you'd expect little children saying polite words like "Po and Opo". Sadly, some of them can even be heard saying words that adults say when angered. It wouldn't be shocking to see them copy a scene from one of their favorite television shows.
Wouldn't it be better if the scenes they are copying are good ones? You can't raise children by terror and expect good outcomes. You can't show a child something bad and try to explain yourself afterwards, it would be difficult for them to comprehend and accept. That's the same thing that happens when they watch something bad happen on TV and think it's a good thing. It would be difficult to tell them not to copy it afterwards.

You will often hear children ask why you're telling them not to do something they saw on TV. They might even believe the Television more than you. You can't tell parents not to leave home so they can teach children what is right from wrong in a Show all the time. Life does not revolve around a box with a plug. Television reaches a Large portion of our population. Can't it use it's influence to promote good values instead?

It's true that you'd usually see fight scenes in shows for adults, but why do we have such scenes even in Children's TV shows as well? Are the writers for TV stations even thinking it out. How can you can something of General patronage when it has content that is capable of ruining the youth? Although complaining does not always accomplish much, evil can survive in the silence of the oppressed. Voicing out what is right is what is fair. Every typhoon that takes a place by storm begins with a single rain drop, although there are few here at the moment, be happy knowing that many people are doing what is needed to make a change for the better.

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