Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Kids And Halloween Scare
What is it with television programs today that they keep on showing scary and sometimes even morbid horror movie and program clips? And previews are usually shown on prime time, where our kids usually watch their favorite TV programs. TV stations show it without giving regard to their viewers, without giving parents due precaution that they'll be showing something not suitable for kids.
It really becomes a problem, especially with my daughter. At her age, she really believes easily to most of the things she sees on TV. Now, no matter how I tell her that ghosts and "aswang"(monsters) aren't true and those she saw on TV were just people covered with prosthetics and make-ups, she still believes they're real. She can't take a bath by herself in the middle of the day... light in the room is open the whole night... and she needs to be accompanied all the time. I can't even ask her to bring her plate in the kitchen.
Yes, I know it's Halloween, but isn't it that the whole idea of the occasion is for kids to have fun and not to scare them off. More, aside from the scare, it's really not healthy for them to see such violence in a horror flick. It's giving them wrong notions and we can't always be beside them, to give them guidance. Stations should also be responsible to what they show on TV. It wouldn't take so much to give some warning before showing it live or maybe move it late night or choose some not so scary parts.
Let us think of our children's welfare above the income we are trying to achieve. It is part of our responsibilities as adults, to mold them in the best person they will be someday. And I don't think scaring them would help... Yahweh bless.