Cinema has always been the most popular source of entertainment among adults, families and even for kids. In spite of being a great source of entertainment, it’s not very keenly recommended by parents when it comes to watching movies for kids.
I belong to a time and generation when we as kids accompanied our parents for films as an outing but were never encouraged to get fascinated about the whole idea of glamour, fashion and madness behind that reel cinema.
As kids, I still remember we were not freely exposed to film magazines, filthy songs and any other sort of resource that would lead our interest in the glamour world, plus we had so much to do in our times…that movies and films were merely an excitement for an outing and cold drinks.
But when I think of today…. cinema has taken over other sources of entertainment in a very big way..
Somehow if we manage to skip TV, There are these Newspapers filled with full page movie ads showing skin, posing inappropriately or else filled with blood and violence. Even if you manage to ignore all the above…You can’t get so unlucky to miss that condom ad placed right where your eyes can never skip it.
These thoughts never crossed my mind or bothered me all these years of my life but since I am a mother now… I can’t turn a blind eye to all that is happening around and let my kid grow before time.
However it changed my mind when I sat one day with him to realize… Bheem being all kids hero only loves to fight and is aggressive all the time. They are all shown saving the princess …so now when ever I have a girl who comes to play with my son she has to be a princess in trouble and helpless …so Bheem comes and save her.
Heights of all was…. the day I heard this advertisement and thought my son might have changed the channel but to realize later it ran on kids channel made no sense to me ( a women wearing deep neck blouse being called hot by his father in law) My kid relates hot with weather.
why are parents not given a choice of deciding whether they want their kids to show the movies or not ?
why obscene item numbers, lewd songs and clippings everywhere on TV?
Restrict it to one channel … people will have a choice to watch or not.
On one hand we are feeding our kids with dirt, filth, vulgarity, obscene stuff through songs, movies, hoardings, magazines and newspapers.. On the other hand we are complaining of kids outgrowing their age and misbehaving, teasing and finally assaulting…
I am not saying this is the sole reason behind all the mishappening in society but is definitely a very big reason of where our society is heading and the way future generation is being misled.
The other day my 5 year old asks me …why in all the movie posters boys always have a girlfriend ? Well I answered that for him but It won’t be surprising if he comes and says next …mamma I want a girlfriend too.
I am not against boys and girls being together …. In fact we need to instil the values of relationships in our children and how we all play important role in every ones life .. but why make it obscene and present… There are healthy ways of letting kids know that two ppl love and care about each other like their parents do.
The girl boy relationship should not be a taboo…that is seen or projected as a shameful thing.
For all those who think i am being over protective … must understand there is always a choice of exposing your kids to every thruth in a healthy manner and at a right age….
Camera is the culprit… because it focuses at the wrong places and provides an element to pollute innocent minds. The dialogues and the lyrics should be for enjoyment but not to dilute our thoughts. Many think its just fun and they see and forget at this age .. should remember at this tender age kids learn more from what they see and hear … And whatever they are exposed to leaves an imprint on their minds.
Worst is even in video games and cartoons… Girls are projected with divulging breasts and as a piece of object to gather attention…where is the need to make these little minds curious of women’s body and think of them as some glamorous object ?
why can’t girls or women be projected like a normal human being …and how they look in real world ?
we must always remember kids understand more than we think they would … And it’s our responsibility to feed them with values, morals, respect and equality.