Aren't cartoons like Shin Chan and Asari Chan spoiling our children?

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Amy - posted on 05/08/2011

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i your child is watching shin chan that is not spoiling its ruining your kids i watched the show before i shouldnt be watched by little kids. shin chan has adult matrerial in it and is NOT APPRIOATE FOR CHILDERN PERIOD

Sabrina - posted on 07/27/2009

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From what you say about the show then no my kids would never or will never see it. I have banned the cartoon network from their tv's because it turns into adult swim at night. And it goes the same for movies. My kids can only see G rated movies. If it is PG then I must see it first and decide if it is ok for them. Mostly there are only a few channels they can get on their tv. I deleted the rest of them. Thye can watch disney, nickelodeon, and pbs. Out in the living room I have the cable box so they can get more channels. Like pbs sprouts and noggin. But lately noggin is all they want. But mostly my kids just like to run around outside they have energy that doesnt quit.

Samantha - posted on 07/27/2009

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I googled those cartoons and I would not let my child watch those. That is an adult cartoon not for children. I could see a 16 year old watching it but not a ten year old or even a thirteen year old. I am not going to lie they look really dumb and seem to promote name calling (just like Simpsons)

Letting your child watch a little tv a day in my opinion is not bad at all as long as they are learning from it. I even let my ten month old watch treehouse tv because it is all shows that teach her things.

Libby - posted on 07/27/2009

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I don't understand the whole thing that the TV makes a child use a part of their brain they don't use in school. In my opinion, it sounds like if they aren't using it, then they should be! I love watching educational shows with my kids. We watched something on Discovery Health about a girl who looked like a mermaid (legs and feet fused together). We've also watched the shows with the little people in them as well as many others that show my children the differences there are out there in this world. I think it's a great opportunity to let them see what is out there so they will understand some of it before they get there. I think by showing them one difference it helps them to be more accepting of another difference, like the visually impaired children in school, etc, etc. I hope I'm making sense. But I also don't have any problems with letting my kids watch a funny cartoon, like Spongebob, and hearing them giggle their little heads off. I love it when laughter fills the house. But they definetly aren't being babysat by our TV. In fact, at times I wonder why I have it on b/c nobody is watching it but me! LOL

Sharon - posted on 07/27/2009

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I agree Jessica. Television isn't a babysitter. Teaching your kids good, bad, etc makes a HUGE difference in what happens.





One night we were watching a show together and I felt the need to go clean my kitchen. I left the show on and walked away. Sex and the City came on. I think it opened with a sex scene. My 14 yr old starts yelling "HEY MOM!! What are you letting us watch??" LOL I was mortified but my good kids were able to parent themselves due to the lessons my husband & I have drilled into them. Sincerely - it was one of my "proud mama" moments.





I grew up with a pair of kids whose parents were ram rod strict & straight. The girl is honest to god a hooker. The boy is a crack addict. I never knew people so strict as them. I thought I knew "strict" until I met them. It was scary to go their house. Their mom would stand over everyone until they finished their glass of water and plain corn chip snack - no sugars, & plain corn chips were an indulgence, and then pick up the glasses to wash, sweep & vac the floor, wipe the counters etc.





On the other hand you couldn't have your snack outside because you might attract FLIES!!! The kids never had any friends. Once that experience soured everyone they were just left alone to play by themselves. OH and no TV for them either!





I'm not saying the other 'no tv' mom is like that pyscho family = they were an aberration and then some in the human world!



I was trying to point that some things can be taken to far.

Jessica - posted on 07/27/2009

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Surely using a part of the brain that isn't used in a classroom setting will just help the child develop a wider range of intrests and learning techniques? After all the more excercise the brain gets the easier it is to absorb information. We didn't have a TV of our own growing up, we went round to my nans once a week for sunday lunch and watched it then! When my parents found better paying jobs we had a tv of our own (I was 12ish) and we used to watch documentaries and the news together. My brother, sister and I are all highly intelligent, my brother got really good GCSE's and he is Dyslexic. I achieved BRILLIANT GCSE results and I have Hyperlexia, slight Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. My sister is Dyspraxic and she is currently studying law at one of the best law universities in the UK. Watching television doesn't prevent you from learning. It's excessive use and not paying due care as to what you are watching that will hinder any education. Like when I was in primary school, all my friends were talking about eastenders (Tacky, UK, soap opera that annoys the living hell out of me lol) while I had my nose buried in a book! I still watched television, but my parents had their priorities straight concerning all of us!

Sharon - posted on 07/27/2009

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LOL you do realise they use videos in classrooms and they use these videos? And some schools actually request parents have children watch a certain show because it relates to what they are studying in school? They will send home permission slips to watch productions from discovery channel etc?

Sharon - posted on 07/27/2009

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OOHHH I wish we had an IMAX nearby - lol ugh not enough money in the entertainment budget for regular trips to that even if it were nearby!

Jessica - posted on 07/27/2009

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I saw the shark one! IT WAS SO SCARY! LOL I saw it at the imax at the millenium point in birmingham

Sharon - posted on 07/27/2009

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The Blue Planet - yeah that one too!! Have you seen that one um ocean one released filmed with an IMAX camera??

Jessica - posted on 07/27/2009

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lol 'The Blue Planet' is an awesome series aswell! Highly recommend that!

Sharon - posted on 07/27/2009

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The Discovery Earth series - WOW!! My kids ask for movies like IronMan but also on their wish list are The Discovery Earth series and "Deadliest Catch" lol they like watching it but they all agree those men work to hard! I hope that keeps them motivated to continue to get good grades and get good cushy jobs!

Jessica - posted on 07/27/2009

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True! I loved the David Attenborough series growing up and have all his works on dvd!

Sharon - posted on 07/27/2009

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We read here too. Actually I spend more on books each month than I do anything else for entertainment. Each of my kids have their favorite series and I have to fight them to keep them from branching out to much as it gets EXPENSIVE! I read to my kids frequently as they were toddlers and growing up. But being narrow minded with regards to entertainment and learning isn't helpful either.



Shows on discovery channel, animal planet etc spur family discussions and make my kids think.

Kaye - posted on 07/27/2009

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aahhh I see in your area Nick at Nite turns into Adult Swim. It's different here. It's on Cartoon Network that goes to Adult Swim programming at 9pm!!!



ok, yeah for those of you who don't know that yet...Adult Swim is just what it says...swimming for adults...swimming in a cess pool LOL

Jessica - posted on 07/27/2009

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To be honest I read to my son ALOT, he loves it! lol But I don't persoinally see anything wrong with an hour of t.v. once in the day. It's entertainment and small slots isn't going to hurt anyone (again in my opinion lol). And the link you sent doesn't say it's all bad. Just that it needs reigning in quite a bit.

And also when it comes to the coyote and roadrunner and Tom and Jerry. The plans always backfired or they got just desserts. This, in my opinion, is more educational then watching 2 characters fight and pit animals against each other for fun! (that ones from pokemon lol about the only ones i really know about)

Kaye - posted on 07/27/2009

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i just went to Nick.com to see if they were showing Shin Chan & it doesn't currently list it here as available. i don't know about your areas, but I would definately complain!! They have shown it in the past & what they showed was a milder version of what they show on Adult Swim. Even so, to show it at all on Nick Toons, wow! Glad mine are older.



As for these types of 'cartoons' leading to the spoiling of our kids: Any of these sexually explicit, foul mouthed characters who act socially inappropriately would be bad for kids to watch! But there are adults who watch it & let their kids watch it with them thinking that the subject matter is over the kids heads. HA! Not so!



I think that there is a place for cartoons, even cartoons with violence. I think that it's our job to make sure the kids have access to what is age appropriate for them.



I do not think that a cartoon leads to the downfall or spoiling of a kid. It is a matter of how the child reacts to the cartoon & their level of maturity in handling the content of the cartoon. Thank God for DVR's & DVD's!!!

Sharon - posted on 07/27/2009

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I'm sorry September I'm not gonna read it. Its more propaganda-over-the-top hateful crap I'm sure. People just need to be selective and proactive in what they watch and what they allow their children to watch.

Sharon - posted on 07/27/2009

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Nickelodeon has "adult swim" it starts here after 10PM - not something your average 5 yr old is going to come across, but your 10+ yr old kids MIGHT if they're channel surfing on the weekends.





In my house I can only completely block the channel and they do like some nickelodeon shows so if they get caught watching something forbidden we'll shut off the subscription to the livingroom completely.





No worries Jessica - its hard convey tone here.





You know? Tom & Jerry was terribly violent so was the roadrunner & coyote. But it always showed the bad guy as pathetic who never won or profited from his bad actions. LOL I'm so glad I don't have to condemn those shows utterly!



(I had to edit this as I used CONDONE instead of CONDEMN)

Jessica - posted on 07/27/2009

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Hi september, no I wasn't directing that at you!

Sharon, Ok, I misinterpreted what you were tryin to say, sorry about that. To be honest I don't even know why shows like Shin Chan are being shown on NICK, isn't that a childrens channel? And like I said before, I don't understand why shows like Dragonforce and Pokemon and such are allowed on television and shows like Arthur and the Rottentrolls are taken off air? At least the old time cartoons and shows had morals and consequences and education in them! From what I've seen of kids tv today its all mindless.

Kaye - posted on 07/27/2009

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WOW what a response some of you have! If you haven't seen Shin Chan & you're not interested in mild porno in animated format, then don't go & watch it! I unfortunately have seen two episodes (yuck) That to me isn't anime.

Personally I LOVE anime & manga. My kids love it too. We watch a L-O-T of it. But I am strict about the hentai (adult) or even the suggestive stuff. There's plenty out there if you're looking for good clean anime. You can usually go by the ratings. I let my two older teenagers watch Bleach anime for instance. It's an anime with lots of sword fighting & hollows (ghosts) the good guys vs the bad & there is some mild language & one particular character who needs one extra button on her blouse Xp but they are older teenagers.



Think about the stuff your kids watch on regular movies. Tons of violence or sexually suggestive stuff out there...maybe not in your home...but if u so choose to watch say: Shutter, Mirrors, Saw, Transporter or Underworld Rise of the Lycans the kids will have seen worse in these movies than anything in the animes we watch.



So be choosy. Check online. Ask a friend. Ask me if u like. Just don't let anyone under age 17 watch Shin Chan!!!

Sharon - posted on 07/27/2009

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We watch lots of TV here. Mostly Discovery channel, History Channel, Animal Planet etc. But we do watch some prime time shows. I'm truely addicted to medical shows. YEARS ago we had a "surgery channel" LOL omg I watched a liver transplant, and um one of those fat removal cosmetic surgery things, liposuction - had to look it up.



I enjoy the medical drama shows now.



I wasn't attacking you, I was clarifying my definition of that show based on what I read on the internet about it. My kids are completely forbidden to watch Adult Swim shows on Nick @ nite.

Jessica - posted on 07/27/2009

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WOAH! Slow down here! I only gave my opinion! I don't personally watch Shin Chan! I have heard about it from others who do watch it and didn't realise it was an adult cartoon. And it is just a cartoon, not one that your child should be watching but it is still just a cartoon. If you don't want your kids to watch this, that and the other then thats nothing to do with me! Farida asked a question and i answered it with my own opinion! And BTW I don't watch television in my household! We have no need to as my son isn't interested so my opinion may be a little outdated but it is still my opinion, and I don't appreciate people going on the defensive like i have attacked them! Which i haven't!

Sharon - posted on 07/27/2009

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From what I read the cartoon the OP asked about isn't just a cartoon - Its an ADULT cartoon, with sexual nudity and foul language and features a child that enjoys doing and saying inappropriate things.



Thats not "just a cartoon". I don't let my kids watch The Simpsons, Family Guy or South Park either. I enjoy The Simpsons & South Park myself but they are NOT for children.

Jessica - posted on 07/27/2009

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They are just cartoons! The same as Pokemon, and Dragon Force, and every other children's show! In the UK, Tom and Jerry (cat and mouse cartoon) is banned from being played on television owing to 'violence' on the show, however I find this a little hypocritical considering there are so many worse shows out there including Shin Chan (basically a kid manipulates, hits and swears his way through home and school life to get what he wants) whereas Tom and Jerry is a cartoon CAT and MOUSE! But then again I don't really agree that video games and television influence that sort of behaviour a huge deal.

Sharon - posted on 07/27/2009

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Ok after Tamara posted I had to google it. OMG. Your kid is watching that?



I'm Japanese and don't support anime/manga stuff in my house!

Tamara - posted on 07/27/2009

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Honestly, if your kid is watching Shin Chan...you've much bigger problems on your hands than your kid being "spoiled."

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