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You wanna know what kids are watching these days?

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posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 12:38 PM
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Crap like American pie:the book of love, a semi-soft core porn playing at 1:30 in the afternoon on Much Music. What happened to keeping adult veiwing until after the kiddies are in bed? Or is this considered suitable for children now? I just love flipping through the channels to be greeted by a teenage boy loudly masturbating to teenage girls dancing around with thier tops off. Like my (4 year old) son needs to see that #..

I''ve been thinking about it for a while but its official, the cable is getting CANCELLED!

Thanks for letting me get that off my chest, we'll be going outside to play now.



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 12:42 PM
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Let's get this out of the way now:

Someday your son will be masturbating to topless girls. Let's just pray to God he won't do what's on the next channel over, if you know what I mean.

For the sake of clarity, since some nuts won't get my drift: killing people.



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 12:45 PM
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Apparently you haven't seen MTV lately. They practically praise teenage pregnancy like it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Personally my television doesn't leave the Disney channel if my kids are home, and even that’s not 100% appropriate, but it's better than gratuitous sex and violence.



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 12:46 PM
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Originally posted by Hatcookie
Crap like American pie:the book of love, a semi-soft core porn playing at 1:30 in the afternoon on Much Music. What happened to keeping adult veiwing until after the kiddies are in bed? Or is this considered suitable for children now? I just love flipping through the channels to be greeted by a teenage boy loudly masturbating to teenage girls dancing around with thier tops off. Like my (4 year old) son needs to see that #..

I''ve been thinking about it for a while but its official, the cable is getting CANCELLED!

Thanks for letting me get that off my chest, we'll be going outside to play now.



So let me get this strait, it is now up to the cable content providers to make sure your children don't watch inappropriate material?

What ever happened to parents acutually....parenting?



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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And I will repeat it, I don't want to see him or anyone doing it. I dont think this kind of thing should be on during the day period, which was my point. It's not like thats the only movie they could of played, and they could have censored it at least.



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 12:49 PM
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Why do you need to cancel your cable when you can choose what they watch? With things like parental locks and passwords for channels there's no need.

I remember when I was young I used to stay up until 2AM with my dad watching movies.
I remember him sitting down with me and explaining to me the content of what I was watching, and explained the context in which they needed to be taken in.

I was no older than 8 years old when I first saw Eyes Wide Shut. Movies was our thing and my dad knew I enjoyed watching stories unfold and took the time to sit with me whenever he could to help explain something I didn't understand.

Some of the movies I watched growing up you'd all be shocked and left wondering how I didn't turn out to be the town whore (exaggeration) but with explanation comes understanding.

Anyway, don't cancel your cable, just use your parental control options, that's what they're there for. for YOU the parent to use

edit on 25-7-2011 by jonibelle because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 12:49 PM
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sin 1 soul 0

to be fair, if my kid wasn't knocking one out to hannah montanna every now and then, i'd start to worry that he wasn't normal.



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by amaster
Apparently you haven't seen MTV lately. They practically praise teenage pregnancy like it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Personally my television doesn't leave the Disney channel if my kids are home, and even that’s not 100% appropriate, but it's better than gratuitous sex and violence.

Instead of shutting your kids off from controversial topics why not explain to him the consequences of actions like unprotected sex. Whether you want to accept it or not, your children will be exposed to these no matter what you do. They will secretly flip to the channels you don't want them to see. Whatever happened to talking to our kids. I grew up in the age of Jerry Springer and Howard Stern. Sex and violence on a daily basis but I turned out fine. Why? Because I saw these shows and decided for myself that those things weren't the way to be. Give your kids more props than you give them. Let them decide for themselves what is and what isn't appropriate.



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 12:52 PM
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Originally posted by Hatcookie
Crap like American pie:the book of love, a semi-soft core porn playing at 1:30 in the afternoon on Much Music. What happened to keeping adult veiwing until after the kiddies are in bed? Or is this considered suitable for children now? I just love flipping through the channels to be greeted by a teenage boy loudly masturbating to teenage girls dancing around with thier tops off. Like my (4 year old) son needs to see that #..

I''ve been thinking about it for a while but its official, the cable is getting CANCELLED!

Thanks for letting me get that off my chest, we'll be going outside to play now.


There are more shows about loving one another and more songs about loving everybody than there is about sex and violence. if these were the factors that decided how we and our kids will turn out, everybody would be in love with each other and there would be peace everywhere. Teach your children! Don't just block out everything you think is bad.



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 12:52 PM
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No, its not up to the cable prioviders to censor what my children are watching, as I said in my post, I am taking steps to ensure that he doesn't watch it again.

But shouldn't they provided apropriate programming for the audience they can expect to have during that time of day?

Thats the way things used to be, but it's apparently ok now right? Lets all defend the cable companies now.



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 12:53 PM
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I agree with you wholeheartedly, thanks for the advice.



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 12:54 PM
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I think that there are some people who think that they are more civilized to argue about that.
nice thread. keep it up

edit on 25/7/11 by hmdphantom because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 12:55 PM
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I feel the same and it pisses me the f*** off but you'll realize no one else cares and it will eat you away because you will left powerless. We may be able to raise kids well but we can never prevent peer pressure or raise other peoples children.



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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Because my children are 4 and 2. They would not, nor need to, understand the act of sex. It's not about sheltering them so much as it is about providing them with age appropriate television. They'll learn soon enough, but as their parent it's my responsibility to ensure they learn it in the appropriate fashion



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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I was 4 when i saw my first movie. the (then banned) halloween 2.

My mum and sister kept hiding their faces behind pillows every time michael myers started slashing people up, but i just laughed and reminded them it was only a film.

When i was a teen i was obsessed with horrors, bought the freddy glove, (tried to make my own too!) and even had a dirty green and black sweater.

i've never murdered any one, have no desire to, and would probably rather die than be follow the order to kill another human being.

i still love a good horror mind


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posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 01:08 PM
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I'm the same way! I loved HBO, and we all know how the nudity jumps from 3 all the way to 10 on HBO past 11pm.
I was raised to understand that we are in our true nature when we are naked, and we only cover up because of the forced sense of indecency it brings. I never thought sex to be a big deal, I understood that though horror movies glorified murder that it was wrong, and I definitely never tried jumping off a roof with an opened umbrella.
It all comes down to parenting and not restriction.
I'm not saying to sit down with your 4 year old at 2AM and watch Queer as Folk if he asks why those two men were holding hands and kissing today, but as a parent you know the level of understanding you child has and how much information they can take in and how they will take it.
Cancelling the cable isn't going to solve anything because sometimes the sexually suggestive nature on regular TV is way worse than actually seeing someone naked in cable because of how dramatized it is.



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by amaster
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Because my children are 4 and 2. They would not, nor need to, understand the act of sex. It's not about sheltering them so much as it is about providing them with age appropriate television. They'll learn soon enough, but as their parent it's my responsibility to ensure they learn it in the appropriate fashion


There's age appropriate television for every age group no matter what time of day. Just because you don't want your kids to watch these shows then nobody else can watch something that better fits their preferences? There's disney, Nickelodeon, kids on demand, movies, DVDs, board games, outside. There are plenty of options for you and your kids. I don't get mad at the cable company for showing soap operas for most of the afternoon, just change to one of the other hundred channels I have available, or I go to the internet. You have plenty of other options. If you're so worried, get a parental lock on those channels.



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 01:27 PM
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I stopped watching tv since that little girl justin bieber showed his smug face.

Is he still popular? Sad times.



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 01:35 PM
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yep, spot on.

this is good parenting!



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 01:41 PM
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I know that one side seems to say that if you don't like what you see, you can always go to a channel that you like better.

Still, from an ethical point of view, there is still an issue with the cable companies. All they want to sell is a bundled package of channels. This means that for all the channels that you really want to have in your package, you still get all those objectionable channels included - even if you never watch any of them. But by having all these extra channels included, in essence, you are still paying for all those channels that you find objectionable. If you were just getting all your channels for free from off the airways through your television antenna, then we could leave it at that, and you'd just select what you want to watch and avoid those that you don't want. However, given that you are paying the cable company for your packaging of cable channels, you are still participating in funding all the channels in that package that you receive - even the objectionable ones. In this case, it does seem allowable for us to call upon the cable companies to open up the ability to bundle channels together to allow the customer to determine which channels are selected in any particular bundles package deal. That way, the customer only pays for those channels that they are willing to view, with maybe the possibility for adding or deleting other channels for minor fees at later times.

It's one thing to say that you can just change the channel if you don't like what's on, but really, if you don't like a particular channel, you should not have to pay for it either.



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