Violence On TV: Protecting your Child

violence on tvThere’s so much violence on TV that it can be hard to shield your child from it all. Even so-called child friendly programmes have violence in them, like Transformers, the Ninja Turtles or the Power Rangers. These all fuel the idea that’s it’s ok to use violence, and these are only the ones you might let them watch. Who knows what they get up to when you’re not looking. It’s all too easy for them to see violence on tv and try to replicate it themselves.

–       What Can I Do About It?

As an adult and a parent you should look into the stuff they use on tv and learn about it for yourself, so that when your child comes to you asking about it you can talk to him or her with the facts. There’s a lot of talk about Game of Thrones at the minute, and if you have a teenager chances are they’ve found a way to watch it. Game of Thrones is set in a medieval style land, and they use a lot of older weapons like swords, knives and crossbows. If your son or daughter were to ask you to buy one, what would you say?

–       Where Can I Find the Information?

There are lots of great sites out there that can help you to know what you’re talking about. Some of the best ones are Crossbows reviews. Here you can see what people are really saying about them and what they actually do. You can see exactly what your son or daughter might be trying to hide from you and you’ll be better equipped to confront them over it.

–       Should I Interfere?

Some parents worry they interfere too much with the lives of their children, but let’s face it, a weapon can be deadly and if you let them have one they can cause serious damage. The best way to stop this is by not letting them watch those shows in the first place, but if they have managed to watch them then your next best bet is to fight them on it. Don’t give in to their demands, they’re kids, they don’t know what’s best for them. But you do. You know how to protect them, and you know that they don’t need to use this violence in their lives.

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