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Remove "Sexting in Suburbia" From Guide???


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#21 OFFLINE   Rent_Share

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:39 PM

IMHO the OP's concern is over the top considering the violence and tabloid celebrity news that flows non stop from the network news media.

My kids are in their 20's and I would not have been remotely concerned with the word sexting

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#22 OFFLINE   needsleepido

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:44 AM

IMHO the OP's concern is over the top considering the violence and tabloid celebrity news that flows non stop from the network news media.

My kids are in their 20's and I would not have been remotely concerned with the word sexting

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My concern is not over the top. It is quite reasonable. The concern is the following:

1. When my kids are watching a children's movie on ABC Family, if the guide is selected an ad for "Sexting in Suburbia" appeared in the top spot in the guide. The ad was in bright pink which automatically attracted my 6 year old daughter's young eyes..

2. ABC Family has run all sorts of children's movies over the holidays and the ad has been there for at least a week.

3. I don't include Lifetime Movie Network in my custom favorites but I get an ad for it anyway in the guide.

4. I have used all the parental controls and don't include channels in my custom favorites that have questionable titles, however, this ad defeats all of that.

When my 6 and 9 year old is in the room we don't watch content that is not appropriate for them, we just don't. We also monitor the local and national news and we change the channel or turn the TV off quite often. Protecting the innocence of children this age is not over the top. If my children were in their 20's this wouldn't be an issue for them.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:02 AM

My reference to my kids age was only that I was not a "Non Parent" however I would not have been the least concerned with what you are on your soap box about refardless of age or gender

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:42 PM

2. ABC Family has run all sorts of children's movies over the holidays and the ad has been there for at least a week.

ABC Family does have a special advertising policy that only applies this time of the year, and has sent multiple reminders over the past month because of violations by various providers, so you might want to complain to them. However, I'm not sure if the policy extends to banner ads in the guide or if it's just limited to the ads inserted by the provider during the local breaks.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:52 PM

When my 6 and 9 year old is in the room we don't watch content that is not appropriate for them, we just don't. We also monitor the local and national news and we change the channel or turn the TV off quite often. Protecting the innocence of children this age is not over the top. If my children were in their 20's this wouldn't be an issue for them.


How bout not using the Guide at such times? Or use the mini guide. Or Quicktune to a select group of channels such as PBS. Or have the parents use List to choose from a carefully selected set of appropriate programming. Or use a neutral web based guide such as Titantv.com.
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