I’m lying in bed with the worst cold ever, scanning through the multitude of channels on DSTV. (Don’t have much time for t.v. these days!)
Is it just me, or are the programs for kids way too violent? What happened to Moomin? Now it’s Ben10 kicking the living daylights out of a thing that looks like the Boogeyman hiding under your bed!! Maybe I’m a “koek”, but I think these programs resonate subconsciously, and may induce violence in toddlers! If you are 4 years old, and watch these programs, it may look like a good idea to punch somebody in the face!
Education starts at home, and if you teach your children good values, they may have the ability to realise that these are fictional characters, and it’s just a story, but I don’t think a very young child possesses that type of acuity. If they are older, sure let them watch it, but I feel that some of these programs require an age restriction!
Maybe I’m overreacting, but some of those things will give me nightmares, never mind a young child!!
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