TV Set in Kid’s Bedroom

Sometimes things are so self-explanatory that they really don’t need any commentary, correct?

I came across this sentence in an on-line article this week:

“Furthermore, two thirds of children in the U.S. now have television sets in their bedroom, which means that parents have less regulation over what their child is watching.”

Did anything in that sentence stand out to you like it did to me?

I’m sure it did. No commentary is necessary, right?

Okay, for the sake of clarity, let’s break it down a little.

Who put the television sets in the kid’s bedroom?

Parents.

By doing so, they were implying what?

Kids can have discretion in the TV shows that they choose.

So, if parents now see that as an error because they lack the regulation over what a child is watching, then what is the solution?

Remove the TV from the kid’s room.

Is it really that difficult to imagine? The article was written in such a way that parent’s no longer have control over their kids in-take of content simply because most kids have TVs in their rooms.

Personally, we have only one TV in our house, so content is not an issue with it. The real issue in our house are devices – iPADS – they are so much more difficult to control for a variety of reasons, and I’m not perfect in monitoring those devices. It’s a struggle sometimes to stay on top of what your kids are doing. But this TV issue just seems completely clearcut. I would personally never put a TV connected to cable in my kids’ room, but if other parents are cool with the idea, good for them.

But I get a little confused as to why a parent would then fret about not having control over the shows that their kids watch.

Am I missing something here?

Probably not. It’s just the way things are these days.

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