Post # 1
I work in a restaurant and we occasionally get families with young children. We have a tv and a lot of times the channel is on something sports related. Occasionally the Channel gets flipped to a movie or show. We do get parents who tell us to turn the channel because of either a love scene or violence. It’s interesting because you can turn the channel because a parent wasn’t happy about a brief love scene but they are fine with something violent. You can also turn the channel from something violent to a movie with love scenes and the parents are just happy the violent movie is gone. My parents were fine with violent type movies but the first suggestive scene and it was time to turn the channel. I just find it interesting
Were your parents particular about entertainment? Are you particular as a parent?
Post # 2
My parents wouldn’t let me see anything bloody or scary when I was really young but that was pretty much the extent for me personally.
When I have children, I won’t necessarily tell the restaurant to change the channel because of a TV show or movie that my children are probably watching for the sake of being bored at a restaurant but I probably wouldn’t let them watch it at home when the TV is actually their full undivided attention.
I think parents become quite hypocritical telling others, like the restaurants, that their channels are innappropriate for children but will let them watch Grand Theft Auto on Xbox because their dad is playing it.
Post # 3
Kacey23: Haha…my parents were out-of-this-world overprotective. The number of shows I wasn’t allowed to watch as a kid (Power Rangers, the Simpsons, etc) is kinda crazy. I remember in like 5th grade wanting to watch Titanic (It had been out a couple of years and a friend had gotten it on VHS…lol, the 2-VHS set because it was so long), but was told I wasn’t allowed because there was nudity. I was ticked and said something to the effect of, “they’re just boobs. what’ll you do when mine grow, throw away the mirrors?” So, yeah…I can totally see my parents asking for the channel to be changed either for violence or love. 🙂