Dear ATS Readers, Writers,
a reply to: Slanter
Hello Slanter, and you make very good valid points.
Yeah, it is pretty "death oriented".. it is a disaster in space after all. And for a 7 year old...yeah, could be pretty heavy on the psyche of some
Heck, my sisters used to have bad dreams from watching the old black and white Werewolf, or Dracula movies, so ... these new fancy digital graphics,
colour, and really good injury make-up artists....
Well, my sisters probably would have needed to be institutionalised for a while...yeah, these new movies and stuff get pretty believable.
Although, at the same time, I know several kids of good friends who it wouldn't affect at all.
These kids today or a lot more aware, know more than we think they know, and think about and understand more than we give them credit for too I
One young girl I know, was 4. She could run an I-pad ten times better than I ever could. At 4. She also sat me down one day, and grabbed an old
motherboard from a laptop her dad had changed out.
She then proceeds to tell me about the printed circuit board, and correctly identifies the components on that board! Resistors, capacitors, diodes,
power supplies, connections for fan, and other stuff. I was blown away by this kid!
This was all before she started kindergarten. Ok, perhaps she is a bit exceptional, but several other kids I knew at that time were "on the ball" much
better than my generation was at that age...
If that makes any sense..Ha!
You do bring up a point that needs considering before very young kids watch it.