“The following program contains themes and scenes that are not suitable for very young audiences, Strictly Parental Guidance is advice.
Did you know that aside from drugs, there are cases that a person can be an addict? Yes, believe it or not, Television as the primary multimedia that views different shows is also addictive.
According to statistics, 81% of Filipinos watches T.V. for almost 24 hours or a day. Most of teenagers watch shows that are for adults only appear to have an effect on their life. For the record, most of teenagers who experienced early pregnancy confessed that they are watching for-adults-only programs, they also revealed that watching pornographic shows truly affect their life specifically boys.
Only regret comes in the end and to avoid it, The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) have a solution that will overcome many issues like that.
The Rated SPG known to be as Rated Strictly Parental Guidance, an advisory that promotes an anti-addictive for Television or a reminder to guide your kids in watching what is consider prohibited. There are cases why they must not be viewed by very young audiences; The Theme shows that are related to romance, couples, relationships and other similar to that.
The language, various words can be heard particularly in reality programs, debate, and action shows.
Sexual is another case, TV shows which have a highly-exposed scene that are strongly prohibited.
Violence is also a case – a serious case, majority of kids acquire a bad habits of watching shows with violence, where in fact; they are likely to fight their friends, playmates, classmates and even their elder siblings. These were the worst reality that every audience should take notice of, specially the adults and guardians.
As early as three years old, several children come across watching horror films and programs. There are cases where they create certain imagination that is far from the reality. Sometimes they begun thinking the opposite way, having the character of being courageous, they are most likely be a coward instead. It certainly has an affect as an individual, they became unconfident of themselves, and a possibility produced tensions, anxiety, and pressure towards other people.
Finally, kids should avoid watching TV programs that contains drug addiction. News programs that contain drug abuse, raids and criminals are most capable in reporting such contents; however they are not rated as SPG because they are primary source of information for people and besides they follow certain format on how it will appear ethically.
Themes, Language, Sexual, Violence, Horror, and drugs; they all represent one vision and that is to be a smarter and wiser viewer that do not too dig into the shows and too addictive to television.
For the betterment, there are shows which your kids may patronize and lose nothing, purely entertainment and essential information only. General Patronage, TV programs that are hundred percent for kids. Cartoons like Sailor moon, Tom & Jerry, Blues Clues, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Dora the explorer, and the like; shows that are about the kids, Batibot, Potchi, and similar to that.
Parental Guidance however, is both for kids and adults which entails lesson and valuable information. This intervenes the youngsters and young at heart; shows like TV patrol, Unang Hirit, Umagang kay Ganda, 24 Oras, Its showtime, Kusina Master, Eat bulaga, E-boy, Biritera, Alice Bungisngis and her wonder walis, Budoy, Walang Hanggan, Legacy, Dong Yi and etc…
Both shows can be watches from primary channel station or be in cable; however, our chief audiences are the average and typical Filipinos who can afford the basic channeling. Only in the Philippines through MTRCB, that can promote the reminders or advice, but in other countries that views through cable channel, does not contain the campaign.
So viewers, what are you watching there? Will you be the next victim of addictive Television? If so, better think earlier before you push the remote control. Happy viewing friends. Enjoy!!!
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