Parental Advisory Warnings on CD's... What's the Point? - Page 2
So it was with a little dismay of my own that I heard several Eminem tracks being played by the stay at home 11 year old whilst I was otherwise indisposed in the downstairs loo. Yes, 11 years old. Not even a teenager yet.
"I really don't like that sort of stuff" I said through the door, trying not to make too big a thing about it. "Why?" she responded. "Well, if you don't know, then we've got a problem, haven't we?" I stressed.
"For God's sake, it's only rapping" she countered.
Does that make it ok? Is it really acceptable because "it's only rapping"?
Not in my book.
We can only keep them safe to a point when they are using the internet as it is so relied on (all school work is computer or internet based) and the parental controls prevent social network and adult rated sites. I'm yet to find something that filters out bad language from a song and blocking youtube is not an option as it is needed for some homework.
And then there's SKY anytime, where the same girl turned on a programme called "The Almighty Johnsons" which, in case no-one is familiar with it, I feel is just a little too raunchy for 4:30pm viewing by an 11 year old. No PIN required for that one, as it's not an age rated movie.
So, is there an answer? Or should we just all give up and allow the uncensored world to reign, regardless of the effect it has on our children, trusting them to deal with it when they grow up?
That seems like sometimes it's the only choice we have.
So, next time you see a "Parental Advisory" sticker on a CD, go ahead and buy it anyway because your kids won't be listening to it - chances are they'll already have got the whole deal on the internet long before you get home from the shops.