I don’t know about you, but I am extremely concerned with the lack of sensitivity that the networks show in their programming. Every year it gets worse and worse…a little more skin here….another offensive word there. What impressions must this make on our kids?!
Now granted, as a mom, it’s my job not to expose my child to any programming that’s not suitable. And even the kid’s programming now a days is questionable. Some of the commercials on station breaks are unsettling! And I promise you, there will be a day when my son gets old enough to stay at friend’s houses, where the parent or parents may not be as discriminating with their children when it comes to television. I will do my best to screen where my son hangs out, but I can’t be everywhere all the time. He won’t live in a bubble, and will one day see and hear things I can’t control.
So now I just have to figure out what I can control in a world where television is desensitizing us to things that should NOT BE OKAY! Things that would have been unheard of even 5 years ago, are blatantly splashed all over the screen. Is there anything any of us concerned parents can do? Well if you are the type to get involved, YES there is!
There are a couple of websites that you can research:
This organization targets advertisers and large corporations and have been very successful in getting major companies, like General Mills, Arby’s, and T-mobile, to pull their ads during the shows that are most offensive. They’ve also been able to get certain scenes edited out.
What legacy will you leave for your kids? Please fight back against trashy TV!