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Old 11-29-2012, 03:44 PM
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No I can't say my mom ever really censored me from music either although I was pretty clueless on pop culture stuff until about the 7th grade. kids in class would always talk about green day and stuff and I had no idea who or what Green Day was lol. I liked country music. So one day I wrote Green Day Rules on my binder just so I wouldn't look totally losery and clueless... didn't work hahaha everyone knew I had no idea who they were.

as a teen... OMG I listened to some horrendous music lol. Nevermind being amazed my mom let me listen to them but now looking back I am appalled that I would actually PLAY that music in front of my mother :O
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:47 PM
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I'm more curious about music, really. Were you allowed to watch MTV in middle school? High school? Do you let your young kids listen to what's on the radio? What about music you like with adult themes or swear words?

I never had music censored for me, as a kid...but I feel like it was WAY different. I hear some stuff on the radio now and it shocks me. I like a lot of really graphic music with themes like drugs, sex, gang violence, but I don't think I'd let a kid listen to a whole lot of it.

A friend of mine's sister posted a video of her toddler dancing to (an edited version of) "shots" by LMFAO and Lil Jon. And they play stuff along those lines here at high school football games, pep rallies, family festivals...why would a kid need to hear that???

I don't care how catchy it is, my kids don't need to be listening to songs about taking shot after shot in a club with big bootied *CENSORED* until they're old enough to realize how dangerous and inappropriate some of the stuff idolized in the songs are.
We listened to whatever for the most part once we were old enough. I mean if our parents didn't like it (went for most rap music etc..) they wouldn't pay for it.
and frankly, we weren't allowed to watch tv enough during the week to really be brainwashed by constantly seeing it kind of thing. They didn't censor TV channels but there was a lot of muttering of "I can't believe you kids watch this garbage.." and LONNGGG talks lol

Again..it's all about communication IMO. They didn't approve of certain artists/songs/shows and wouldn't let us listen to them in the car etc.. but we knew WHY. By the time we were old enough to independently go looking for music and be watching that stuff, we were old enough that they already told us why they didn't like those themes and we knew better. Why it doesn't portray women well, why drinking that much is harmful, why drugs are wrong, why that lifestyle is portrayed the way it is VS what it really is.

that said.. they certainly never introduced us to that kind of music before we were old enough to understand the context and did shield is from watching that. Are those songs harmful to a child who doesn't know what they mean? Probably not... but certainly not helpful or necessary. So in that way I guess they did censor us.. AKA: We knew about responsible sex, drinking, drugs, self respect BEFORE we knew about MTV and music videos containing these themes.

The occasional "bad pop song" snuck in before we were old enough to even know what it meant but for the most part.. until we were old enough to have "the talks" about sex, drugs etc.. they kept us from music that involved it.
but after we understood and had the talks...we were allowed to listen to and watch whatever we wanted. We knew right from wrong and what those things were really about so there was no harm in singing "SHOT SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS" lol we knew more about alcohol tolerance, long term effects, drunk driving and wine selection then most ADULTS.

and they certainly never learned to tolerate it. We could listen/watch if we wanted to but they certainly weren't going to lol
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:52 PM
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To this day the simpsons, family guy, and south park are STILL not allowed in my house. (Which is fine, I have no interest in watching them, but if I am channel surfing when I'm home and land on it, my mom will frown and tell me to change the channel).

And no, MTV was not allowed in my house in middle school. I had no interest in MTV by high school. I remember hiding TRL from her because all the other kids at school watched it and I didn't know what they were talking about.
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I filter my kid's stuff. My daughter is five, my son is a baby. She'd have horrific nightmares if she saw something like The Walking Dead. One time she was watching Animal Planet and flea preventative commercial where the fleas were giant and CG.

She had nightmares about it for MONTHS and developed a severe flea phobia. So yeah. I also don't have the news on around them. There's too much of newscasters randomly blurting stuff like "AND THEN THE CHILD DIED OF PELVIC INJURIES AFTER BEING REPEATEDLY RAPED BY THIS GUY" and. Just. No. They don't need to hear about that stuff either. Not at their age.
Looks like someone's not gone a be a horror fan later in life lol.

What I don't like is parents censoring the TV that everyone else watches like for example saying that American horror story or TWD can't be on because hey don't want their kids seeing it ... I mean that's why we have censorship in the first place because of that!

My folks were in the "watch it & discuss it" group even if it was scary. I was watching things like Friday the 13th & nightmare on elm st by the time I was 12
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To this day the simpsons, family guy, and south park are STILL not allowed in my house. (Which is fine, I have no interest in watching them, but if I am channel surfing when I'm home and land on it, my mom will frown and tell me to change the channel).

And no, MTV was not allowed in my house in middle school. I had no interest in MTV by high school. I remember hiding TRL from her because all the other kids at school watched it and I didn't know what they were talking about.


My parents tried thy but it didn't work I just watched it anyway nothing I hated more then being told what I can watch ... I mean its TV my folks just always made sure I understood that they were FAKE as in NOT real.

I think too many parents take stuff on the TV way too seriously.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:02 PM
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My parents tried thy but it didn't work I just watched it anyway nothing I hated more then being told what I can watch ... I mean its TV my folks just always made sure I understood that they were FAKE as in NOT real.

I think too many parents take stuff on the TV way too seriously.
It had nothing to do with thinking that it was real...it just had no positive value to it. They tried to make everything we watched on tv either educational, or at least harmless fluff. There is a LOT of inappropriate stuff in south park--and while it is sometimes amusing, more often than not I find myself disgusted by it. I can't imagine letting a 13 year old watch that stuff.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:08 PM
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& still so watch it BTW I love fam guy . Love Am Dad too

Hedi I knew parents that didn't or their kids watch Star Wars & things like that! Hedi we we t to go see Jurassic park as a family (I was 12 I think)

I ESP love the dog whisperer South Park episode.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:21 PM
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Sorry, I'm having trouble deciphering that.

I'm sure if I had desperately wanted to see something, my parents would have previewed it or researched it and we could have watched it together if it wasn't horrible. Luckily, I never had any real desire to watch trashy tv or inappropriate stuff. I did desperately want to see Titanic in 6th grade though, so I asked my mom, she got an oscar version of the movie on VHS from a friend (who's cousin is on the academy, or something), and she watched it at home before agreeing to take me to the theater.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:27 PM
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:28 PM
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I meant "American dad" & "family guy" (those are their abbreviations ppl sometimes use)

I don't agree with they level of censership because di think it makes kids just want to watchd it more ... I remember when my folks took the "watch & discuss" ApproXh it was a lot less "glamorous"
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