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Old 08-26-2014, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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This could be a reason why many teenagers today are desensitized of violent and sex depictions. They crave for more intensive depictions.
I suspect your premise here is wrong.

My kids both watched similar shows as teens. Neither craves more intensive deportations or is desensitized to violence or sexual situations. I can pretty safely say the same for their friends.

 
Old 08-26-2014, 06:24 PM
 
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I was embarrassed to watch the first season of Game of Thrones with my wife. I'd never let my child view anything like that. Sex, gore, and vulgarity for its own sake ... surely we can come up with better "entertainment" for ourselves than this, can't we?
Then why were you watching it if you don't like it? Adults need to make the choices they are comfortable with as well...or how else can we guide our own families? Notice I saw 'our own' ....because the choices that are correct for my kid might not be the right ones for yours. ...and vis versa.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 07:33 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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While I watch many of these shows I was surprised to hear that many teenagers also watch the shows that features tons of blood, gore, and sex.
Not surprising at all. It's exactly what I would expect teens to be interested in watching.
Back in the day, we used to sneak into these movies when we had the chance.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 07:55 PM
 
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Saw is rated R. Planes Trains And Automobiles is rated R. One for horrific torture and killing, the other for a word beginning with an 'F'.
This is exactly why I don't think the current rating system is worth much...and certainly not as defacto restriction for all teens.

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If you place much value in the rating system that puts those two films for as equivalent, you really need to pay more attention.
I couldn't agree more! (And for the record, no on in my family is interested in movies like Saw.....though we do watch other movies that I am sure some here would find objectionable.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Miami Metro
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You know I was thinking recently, what is the point of shielding? Kids will eventually find out anyway.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 08:43 PM
 
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You know I was thinking recently, what is the point of shielding? Kids will eventually find out anyway.
Shielding doesn't do any good....but knowing what is appropriate for your child and talking to them about those things works much better.

The opposite of shielding is not giving carte blanche either.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Miami Metro
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Shielding doesn't do any good....but knowing what is appropriate for your child and talking to them about those things works much better.

The opposite of shielding is not giving carte blanche either.
Like another thread I just read about a song about disliking school. Completely unreasonable to be concerned. I'm not saying that 3 year old kids should be watching the Sopranos, but after a certain age, I think it is unreasonable to expect kids to not say "Bad" words, or watch shows like Breaking Bad; Law And Order, etc. Often times the news is worse.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 11:30 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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Roger Ebert was quoted as saying "It used to be, children went to movies to watch adults have sex. Now, adults go to movies to watch children have sex".

Odd to think the trend has shifted back. Even if not for adult flicks, at some point, they're going to figure out that typing in "give me porn" or "show nude ladies" into any search engine will yield porn and are now past that "threshold".
 
Old 08-27-2014, 03:56 AM
 
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Now, when I was a broody 13 year old...
Broody means breeding or inclined to breed.

Brooding means having a gloomy or worried disposition.

What kind of 13 year old were you? :-)
 
Old 08-27-2014, 03:58 AM
 
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Then why were you watching it if you don't like it? Adults need to make the choices they are comfortable with as well...or how else can we guide our own families? Notice I saw 'our own' ....because the choices that are correct for my kid might not be the right ones for yours. ...and vis versa.
I can't answer for Adrian71 but…you know, curiosity. It's interesting to watch something that transgressive. I didn't "like" it but I was drawn in by it.
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