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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Two Cent Tuesdays: Movie Ads

Over at Momdot they are having Two Cents Tuesday about Movie Ads today. They posed the question of "do we, as parents, have to keep the TV tuned off of all major channels from 7am-8pm, or should movies have more corporate responsibility in their content?"

For us I would like for the movies to be more corporate about their content because I don't want my kids running school or daycare or wherever saying "shit", "fuck", or "I'm gonna kill you" or "Let's have sex" before their 17-years old. Yes it can be funny but it is also disrespectful and rude from a 2-12 year old child. I also understand that since my 8th grade year in junior high I've been saying those words, but my parents hardly ever heard me say them, until I was about 18-20 years old when I knew I could get away with it. But until that time, I don't want my boys knowing about all that stuff at this early of an age.


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  1. thats all fine and dandy, but you yourself as their mother, and your husband too need to watch what comes out of your mouths as well. they pick up more on what you say than from a tv.

  2. I don't know. I hate to be wishy washy but I can see both sides on this one.

  3. I'm torn with this one too.

  4. I see it as my responsibility. I am their parent so it is up to me to make sure that what I have on when they are around is appropriate for them.

  5. Okay Purple, this may be one time I'll have to humbly disagree with you. First, schools and daycares have no business having the TV on when our children are there - period! If my children's school or daycare was allowing the children to watch TV I would speak to the Principal for head of the day care. Second, I dislike censorship of any time. It's okay for parents to ban certain movies and books in the privacy of their own home, but I believe in free speech for our country.

    When my three girls were all under 14 or 15, I didn't let them watch TV unless it was something I approved - I did this as a safeguard in my own home. Whenever my children would be at their friend's houses, I would always check with the parent to make sure nothing inappropriate was being watched. I once made my 13 year old come home from a slumber party because they were going to watch an R-rated movied!

    I think parents should be the ones monitoring what their children watch. Granted, you can't be with them all the time, but at least know what is going on in their lives.


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