Need to Control What Children Are Watching

One of the most crucial issues today is that we are losing control over the content our children watch. When we were kids, it was easy for our parents to know what we were watching on television. There were limited gadgets, thanks to the technological revolution that spared our generation to some degree. We were happy reading comics, playing board-games and watching very limited television shows.

*Cut to the present day scenario

Children are exposed to smart televisions, smarter-than-humans mobile phones and many other gadgets quite early in life. Last two decades have been a roller coaster ride with the accessible-technology. The curiosity of human mind brought wonders in our lives and we are sincerely grateful for this. Nothing comes for free and a spike in the technology made everything easily available. Trouble began when psychological disturbances began to ruin our peaceful environment.

As technology was developing, devils like rude behaviour, violence, sexual abuse etc started eating up the goodness of mankind. Reasons could be anything but the striking one seems to be the uncontrolled access to information.

Need to Control What Children Are Watching
What Children Are Watching

Control What Children Are Watching

Problems were there in the past.
Problems are here in the present.
Only the kind and intensity vary.

Children who have delicate brains are the most affected by the crude spread of knowledge. They are given access to the communication devices right after their birth. Pictures are clicked and shared to get likes. The television, the mobile phone, the iPad, the PC, the gaming gadgets; all fantasy things make a significant space in the child’s brain.

Can you mention the culprits that are slowly infecting the young minds?

The new generation is showing traits that were unthinkable in the past. Who would have thought to struggle to save children from these peculiarities:

1. Signs of Violence
2. Signs of Intolerance
3. Inclination to Racism
4. Lack of concentration
5. Lack of respect for elders
6. Increase in stress level
7. Interest in passive entertainment
8. Less involvement in family issues
9. Bad health symptoms
10. Sexual abuse

The situation is going out of control. By giving freedom to our children to watch anything, we are literally deteriorating the moral quality of our family and more importantly, our society.

What can we do now?

*First of all, accept it as a mistake. Providing everything to young children is not affection or care. I know you can afford but catering to the child’s appetite is also essential. Just as you don’t give excess food to the child to prevent physical illness, put control on the material he watches.

*There is no need to introduce the child to flashy gadgets only because you can afford to. Child’s brain is too sensitive to handle the elements, the gadgets display.

*We have access to the parental locks and age-appropriate content. Take some time to regulate the shows watched by your children. It’s good for their development.

*You can limit the time, your child spends with gadgets. TV, mobile phones, gaming devices and other equipment distract the delicate minds of kids and makes them passive in learning.

*Don’t use television as a baby-sitter. As a responsible parent, it’s your duty to raise the child in a good environment. Read him books, play with him or take him to the playground. You can not be a stimulus to spoil your child’s life.

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. Abhisek Nayak says:

    True, We really need to control what children are watching. Very nicely explained

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amrita Basu (Misra) says:

      Very true .We need to play with children and not use the Tv as a baby sitter!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. aditi says:

        Thanks for reading


  2. Jitendra Mathur says:

    Your thoughts are agreeable.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for reading!


  3. Amit Kumar says:

    I totally agree. With the kind of TV programmes that are being aired these days, parents have to be extra careful and alert not to let their children get exposed to the violence and other inappropriate content.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. says:

    So well ๐Ÿ‘ explained.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Supriti says:

    Donโ€™t use television as a baby sitter is the crux. Mobile phones and tvs are more of an easy parenting way but it should be avoided for betterment of the kids. Very nice article and it should definitely go-rounds on social media.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Pr@Gun says:

    A very informative post and you have written on a very important topic.
    you won’t believe when my grown-up kid watch cartoons I’m happier instead of watching violent or romantic movies
    this post comes in the hour when my kid’s exams are going on and I have banned Tv completely as it distracts and then the same thing occupies the mind. I have no games on my mobile instead I play badminton with my boys or even we go for long walks. I can try and control but the exposure is widespread.
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    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts Pragun ๐Ÿ˜Š


  7. forbabynmommy says:

    Thanks For sharing this informative post it is really important now a days to see what kids are watching on television there are many things that are inappropriate for their age.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Ya that’s true…harsh on child’s brain.


  8. soniadogra says:

    Totally with you on this!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:



  9. alpanadeo says:

    I was discussing the same topic to one other mom a few days ago. Kids get carried away with latest gadgets and peer pressure. It is our responsibility to make them understand the importance of family time over gadget time. As you said, just because we can afford it, that doesn’t mean we should bend down to all their demands.

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  10. jaya1966 says:

    I agree with all the things you have mentioned. Unfortunately because of my carelessness my daughter started using my smartphone too often. But later when I realized she was getting addicted to it, both me and my wife made sure that our phones are out of my daughter’s reach. We had a little difficulty but managed to wean her away from the phone.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      You’re doing good job as a parent. Irrelevant media is not fit for children.


  11. mominprocessnow says:

    That’s true… I believe the issue is that it’s only us who cannot live without these gadgets and children do whatever they see.. and later the parents blame on the children of being addicted to the technology

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Right. But the younger children can be controlled for the content they are watching.


  12. Nazish says:

    I always look around how kids are easily given access to latest gadgets. It’s harmful both physically and emotionally. I feel sorry for the new generation who don’t know how to go out and play, and there are so many old age games that they have no knowledge about at all.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Exactly! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


  13. MeenalSonal says:

    Yes a timely and smartly controlling their watching screen space is a healthy parenting sign. Noted the pointers in the post .

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for reading:)


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