Nickelodeon bad for kids? Parents take heed.

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I was sent this newsletter via email and was shocked when I read what it said about Nickelodeon. This is very upsetting, how can such a popular children’s network have this type of content? This up and coming generation of youth is being thrown the most base things out there. We must pray. The newsletter is coming from Matt Slick, founder of the Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry also know as CARM. We would like to hear your thoughts on this matter, here is the article:

I couldn’t believe what I was reading at http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=166613.  Here’s the opening quote of the article:  “The children’s network Nickelodeon is now offering a selection of naughty games that allow players to look up teachers’ skirts and perform a variety of sexual acts – prominently linking to the sexy games from its popular websites for young kids.”  The article has more to say about the degradation that is now being promoted by Nickelodeon.  So, I went to nickelodeon.com and checked it out for myself.  Sure enough, a link to addictinggames.com was there.  I clicked on it, went to the site, and did some looking around.  I did a search for the word “naughty” and found “Naughty Summer Camp:  Naughty Counselors!”, Naughty Classroom:  Are you hot for teacher?”, etc.  Other titles with “naughty” attached to them included starlets, elevator, airplane, beach, supermarket, babysitter, etc., with more pages listed.
    I then searched for the word “sexy” and found “Sexy Penguin Strip Tease.”  The word ‘sex’ produced a link to “Sex Tape Transcripts Episode 1″, but the item had been removed – thankfully.  A search for the term ‘suicide’ produced two games:  “Karoshi Suicide 2″ and “Karoshi Suicide Salaryman.”  Words I searched that did not produce any results included “homosexual”, “porn”, “pervert”, “breast”, and “lust”.  Searching for “kill” produced “Kill a Kitty 2″, “Kill Kar”, “Graveyard of Drunken Souls:  Kill anything moving”, and many more.
    Nickelodeon, is supposed to be a children’s oriented network.  Not any more.  Nickelodeon.com is now off limits at our house and I’ll be watching to make sure anything on T.V. from there is scrutinized.  Seriously parents, sit down with your kids and watch some shows with them.  Don’t just assume that their shows are fine.  This is important!
    Years ago my wife and I stopped letting our children watch Sesame Street when we discovered it promoted children throwing temper tantrums.  We couldn’t believe it!  We did not want our kids learning that it was okay to be angry and throw things.
    So, what should we expect from a fallen world?  Exactly what we are seeing.  And, it is going to get worse.

 

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2 thoughts on “Nickelodeon bad for kids? Parents take heed.

  1. Chela says:

    Interesting… Sad really. I never liked Nickelodeon anyway…
    My son watches “Sesame Street” every day and there is no tantrum promoting whatsoever. (i dont know where the article writer got that from??) If anything, it is a very practical and educational program.
    Some of these shows now a days have lost the message of innocence, and rather have double meaning messages that replay the things going on in society today, with an undertone that presents these things as if it was “normal”, let aone “OKAY” to be like or mimic.

  2. Sandra says:

    I let my kids watch nickolodian but some shows r not allowed… I always pay attention to what they r watching!!! One cartoon not allowed at all is “wow wow wobbsy” i was working around the house & walked by the tv & heard them talking about a keg party & almost fell back! The next time I sat down to watch & they were going to a witch to become witches!!! That was it for me… So I always pay very close attention to what they r watching & limit the ammouny of tv too!!!!

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