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I personally find this wrong. (Propaganda for kids)

Posted by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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When I allow tv time we watch PBS and my DD fell asleep so I left the TV on for sound.. all of the sudden
"Sid the science kid" starts talking  getting the H1N1 shot.. I was shocked,


In your opinion should cartoons advertise getting shots?

What if parents choose to opt out of shots and their kid comes home from school saying "Sid said its to keep us healthy.. Im not going to be healthy without it" 

I dunno IMO I dont think it should be allowed.

I DO VACINATE


Oh I looked it up and here is what I found about it

http://www.edgovblogs.org/duncan/2009/10/sid-the-science-kid-h1n1-virus-flu-vaccinations/


by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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mommyto3in08
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 5:25 PM

No one?

madhouseof5
by Silver Member on Oct. 29, 2009 at 5:26 PM

Ha ha ha ha ha I so got the wrong end of the stick LOL

we dont say Shots LOL so when it said Sid got shot LOL Theres me thinking a gun ha ha

We say jabs not shots LOL ha ha ha ha sorry

Ziggy-Stardust
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 5:27 PM

Idk.. doesnt really bother me, if my child asked I would just tell them why. 

 If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.

mommyto3in08
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 5:27 PM

Would end his annoying songs >.<  darn puppet

Quoting madhouseof5:

Ha ha ha ha ha I so got the wrong end of the stick LOL

we dont say Shots LOL so when it said Sid got shot LOL Theres me thinking a gun ha ha

We say jabs not shots LOL ha ha ha ha sorry


lovemymarine306
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 5:28 PM

i don't agree with it, but the government meant no harm.

                                  

Mrs.Morgan
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 5:29 PM

I just KNEW this was going to be an issue

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mommyto3in08
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 5:30 PM

I think it knew exactly what it was doing, SOOO many parents dont want to get this new vaccine. so they are advertising it to kids. 

Quoting lovemymarine306:

i don't agree with it, but the government meant no harm.


TiffanyMarie80
by Silver Member on Oct. 29, 2009 at 5:30 PM

I wouldn't be thrilled with the tv telling my kids they HAVE to do anything- but with all the fuss being made about H1Ni, and how scared kids get about shots, I get why they did this.  I don't think it was meant as propaganda so much as a way to reassure kids that if their parents tell them it's time to get a shot, it's ok.

mommyto3in08
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 5:33 PM

But you dont feel the timing and the fact its ABOUT the H1n1 shot.. I mean they should not have brought up the fact of H1n1 on a kids show.  They could have just done it about How to protect yourself how to wash your hands and how not to share foods and drinks, This was about a nurse coming to their class and giving then the H1n1 Vaccine  kwim?

Quoting TiffanyMarie80:

I wouldn't be thrilled with the tv telling my kids they HAVE to do anything- but with all the fuss being made about H1Ni, and how scared kids get about shots, I get why they did this.  I don't think it was meant as propaganda so much as a way to reassure kids that if their parents tell them it's time to get a shot, it's ok.


De_Chick
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 5:33 PM

There are cartoons used to advertise all kinds of things. It's up to parents to explain things to the kids or make sure they don't see things they don't agree with. We can't expect advertising to revolve around what we do or don't agree with for our children.


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