Have you noticed these shows have no S rating at the beginning? So parents can be aware of sexual content? Conversely, do you think as a parent of teens who watch these shows, it is incumbent upon you to vigorously monitor your teens media consumption? I am 44 and from a generation where sex was still relatively thought to be something special. You did not see the blatant sexual content you see today...it was more of an implication back in my day...at least when it came to the media. Do you think these shows are "desensitising girls to the act of sex? Objectifying them, or making sex into somewhat of a way to obtain status among social groups? Do you think shows like 16 and pregnant should be on the air? If you watch it...Why? What do you do to instill sexual morality in your teen. Your thoughts???
Answer by May-20 at 12:07 PM on Dec. 16, 2010
I don't think we need ratings on prime time.
I wouldn't let my 9 year old daughter watch a new show without me the first few times...I don't shelter her so her seeing it once with me there wouldn't upset me. If I found it inapprioate, I would let her know, this show is not for you. She is really good about those things and when she is told its for older kids or adults, she doesn't push..my 5 yr old son on the other hand thinks he is a grown a$$ man....
No rating system is better than MOM
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:23 AM on Dec. 16, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 10:23 AM on Dec. 16, 2010
Answer by spottedpony at 10:49 AM on Dec. 16, 2010
Parents should turn the TV off if they don't like something on TV. That is what my parents did when I was a kid. I am a bit older than you and remember my mom getting mad at us for watching Bewitched she hated that they were always smoking, drinking and how sexist the men were. The world isn't that different than when we were kids actually better for many. The TV only has as much influence and power over children as a parent lets it.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:51 AM on Dec. 16, 2010
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