Originally Posted by Wade Barrett 1979
I think the only valid argument that they bring up is that a company directed at children should steer (as best as they can) from these kinds of situations. It's one thing when your local news program is showing scenes of shoot outs, the local hooker busts, or the new sex medicine on the market; however it is entirely different when companies like Disney or Nickelodeon do something similar. If you base your core audience as being majorly of ages 11 and under, there is a fine line that I would ask that company to walk in order for me to allow my children to watch their programming. Then again, not all parents choose to look into the programs they sit their children on the couch to watch, so the majority of parents are clueless and channels such as these could very well put anything they want on the show with the parent’s moral detectors (assuming they have one) having never been set off.
I compare it to the Discovery channel, honestly. Shows like AFRICA I will let my kids watch, but I manage to keep a finger on the pause button for my DVR. It's not the graphic images of nature taking place that I am conscious about, rather the mating scenes that I don't want my 4 and 3 year old daughters watching just yet. My 9 year old boy has a better idea, is a bit more mature, and can understand the concept of what sex is so he has a little more freedom in his shows that he can watch, but I still invest time to make sure that what he is watching is actually entertaining and not just rotting brain cells the way Sponge Bob does.