Mommies and daddies, have you experienced to be asked by your children about a word they have heard on television programs or have you ever heard them speak of an awful word not meant for their age?
I guess, most parents have experienced this. Just the same as featured in the new infomercial by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).
The infomercial scene showed a typical morning situation at home with power couple Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo. Their depicted child picks up a word from a TV feature and asks the elders in the house what it means.
Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) launched this infomercial for RESPONSIBLE viewing last February as the board marks its 30th anniversary. It was directed by renowned film and television director Jose Javier “Joey” Reyes, Jr., DGPI and conceptualized by Mr. Erlito “Lilit” Reyes.
The ad aims to educate the public about classification rating for each program. It also emphasizes the important role of parents in guiding their children’s viewing habit. This serves as challenge to parents and responsible adults to be aware of the media content our children are exposed to, and to be mindful of the MTRCB’s classification ratings.
The infomercial is now airing in all television networks and theaters nationwide.
Information below is a must read for parents to become familiarize with the MTRCB’s classification rating:
– Suitable for ALL AGES. Material for television, which in the judgment of the BOARD DOES NOT CONTAIN ANYTHING UNSUITABLE for children.
– Material for television, which in the judgment of the BOARD MAY CONTAIN SOME ADULT MATERIAL that maybe PERMISSIBLE for children to watch BUT ONLY under the GUIDANCE and SUPERVISION of a PARENT or ADULT.
– Programs classified under SPG may CONTAIN more SERIOUS TOPIC and THEME, which may not be advisable for children to watch except under the VERY VIGILANT GUIDANCE and PRESENCE of a PARENT or an ADULT.
I believe parents have the biggest responsibility in protecting the children from the harms brought about by some television programs.
In my case, I only let my kids watch child-friendly shows. I screen even the cartoons they are watching since some cartoons now show violence and is more liberated compared before. If you are a mom of a toddler, I need not name what cartoon programs I am referring to.
Lastly, parents need to limit their kids from watching TV especially during weekdays because most child need to focus on studies first. Even in using gadgets, children should be guided. DigitalMediaPh can help you create apps for games only suitable for your child.
Remember, television is a means of entertainment and for relaxation only so it should not be set as priority in a child’s daily schedule.