Rule 2: Zero Tolerance for Violent Content in Media
Zero tolerance policy: Violence in
media – TV, videogames, movies and music videos – is unacceptable.
Rule 3: Turn Off the TV at the first
sight of Violence: particularly promos.
At the first sight of violence the
only available option is: TURN IT OFF. It does not make any difference
how artistic or creative the program is or who has directed or acted. If it is violent, it gets no better treatment than any other violent media program. Period.
Particularly turn off those violent
promotions announcing future programs. These promos tell kids what they can expect in subsequent programs. Violent promos are more dangerous than actual programs.
Rule 4: Refuse to pay for violent
Videogames and Movies
If your kid/s want to
watch/buy/rent/play violent videogames or movies, just say ‘NO, SORRY’.Don’t pay for it and tell them that they cannot use their own money for buying/ renting/watching violent videogames or movies.
Rule 5: Ask your kid/s to come up with ideas for spending time together
This is very important and the most
creative rule of the five. Ask your kid/s to help you to help them. It is important to keep them engaged once you free up their time. Ask them
to come up with projects and ideas you all can get involved. Any concept that would keep them away from multimedia is good.
Make it a one-week, one-rule policy and implement them in any order you feel comfortable with. Give them time to settle down to each rule. Be firm on its implementation and extend all your help for any other concessions requested