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Comment posted by Deejaymilne, at 17:42 14 May 2014
17:42 14 May 2014
A lot of CBBC's content really isn't suitable for young children. Last time I watched it it seemed to involve an lot of hyperactive stage school types making fart jokes. When BBC3 was shut down there was a suggestion that CBeebies could be next, hopefully this isn't the start of a move to merge the two channels.
Comment posted by U15847132, at 23:50 16 May 2014
23:50 16 May 2014
I watch a bit of both with my 6 year old as some of the stuff on cbeebies is certainly aimed at a younger crowd (like Balamory, Same Smile, Show Me Show Me) which is great as there's a range. We enjoy Abney and Teal, Swashbuckle, ITNG, Mr Bloom (well I like Mr Bloom!).
Equally, popular in our house are programmes like Blue Peter, MI High, Wizards vs. Aliens, Operation Ouch, Shaun the Sheep and Absolutely Genius. But I check the listings carefully as there's definitely things which are a bit too old like Dumping Ground (kids shouting at each other), Roy, Tracey Beaker (more children shouting and being unkind), Strange Hill High (just weird and rather 'trashy' language) and 4 o'clock club (seemingly promoting a negative view of school and learning... Not ideal).
But TV should be treated as a babysitter, so I'm happy to continue using my guide, watching programmes together and making judgement calls, sometimes we'll try something and 1 or both of us will decide it's not appropriate (myself and my 6 year old) so we'll find a different programme or activity. To be honest, with better weather we spend far more time outside now!
Comment posted by dolphinwitch, at 09:53 15 May 2014
09:53 15 May 2014
I think that nearly all the CBBC programming is inappropriate for younger children, certainly 8 is the youngest age I would consider letting one of my children start viewing CBBC programming. Several of the programmes seem aimed more at young teens and are totally inappropriate for the under 12 group, such as Wolfblood. I find it odd that Cbeebies is only catering for up to age 6 as my nearly 9 year old loves many of the programmes.
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