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Remove "Sexting in Suburbia" From Guide???

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by needsleepido, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Rent_Share

    Rent_Share AllStar

    Aug 31, 2011
    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

    There's a power button on the remote control
  2. needsleepido

    needsleepido New Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    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.
  3. Rent_Share

    Rent_Share AllStar

    Aug 31, 2011
    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
  4. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    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.
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    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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