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Can my child watch bigg boss?

Neetu Ralhan
11 to 16 years

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Can my child watch bigg boss

A thorough and nonjudgmental review of the reality show Bigg Boss, to help parents screen and select age appropriate media for their child.


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Ashok Tehlan

| Dec 28, 2014

very good topic , all parents must care of that if they like to watch they must watch it when alone or such serials must be aired after midnight, v all together must raise voice together to stop all such nonsense on tv going on these days for sake of trp & earn big money. V parents are responsible for what is happening in soceity.

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Neetu Ralhan

| Oct 29, 2014

Thanks Aparna and Nisha for sharing your views :)

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Neetu Ralhan

| Oct 29, 2014

Thanks Aparna and Nisha for sharing your views :)

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Nisha Menon

| Oct 21, 2014

Well pointed out and I appreciate the pros and cons stated. Also I know how insinuating the show is. Its better to keep kids away from such TV shows.

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aparna

| Apr 01, 2014

I was also of a similar opinion and neither watched nor allowed such tv shows but when the majority are watching it and behaving erratically and even in the schools this is the hot topic of conversation amongst children a child kept away frm such content is often at a loss at understanding peer behaviour and also a mute sspectator to their discussions. Earlier my daughter would oft complain about the strange and sometimes rude behaviours of her peers. I then took a concsious decision of watching the last Big Boss together discussing and analysing it,which not only opened up my child's understanding to various emotional patterns but at the same time she also learnt that all these reality shows are orchestrated abd overdramatised. She was then also better equipped to participate in peer conversations about the same and present her viewpoint. Also last but not the least she kind of found it exhausting and not productive after awhile. In the world today,where children are constantly bombarded with explicit information from everywhere,keeping them away from media may work for awhile,but as they grow we need to give the baton to them and let them deide the content to be watched. ThThe forbidden fruit is always more elusive;taking it always breaks the hype. It can hence be tried out n well be forgotten.

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aparna

| Apr 01, 2014

Hi Neetu,loved ths vry imperative article on selective media exposure for children. But I hve a few concerns about the same

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Anurima

| Sep 30, 2013

Hey Neetu, bang on with the message! I cannot sit through an episode of Big Boss and cant imagine having my children be exposed to the behavior, language and the body language that goes on. Wonderful suggestions!

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Falak Randerian

| Sep 28, 2013

I do follow the show ..... personally my husband n me love watching BiggBoss. But like in case of any other show on Tv we watch re-run when our 2. 5 yr old sleeps ... Our child just watches tv for maximum an hr a day. .. she doesn't watch cable at all only CDs which I decide on picking up. Do BB or no BB Television is a nuisance especially for young kids.

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Parentune Support

| Sep 26, 2013

How about mobilising a word on our community to reccommend a time change for the show?

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Nayan

| Sep 25, 2013

I absolutely agree ...I condemn the decision of the channel to air it in prime time.

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Neetu Ralhan

| Sep 24, 2013

Thank you friends.. your views and inputs matter :)

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Nalini

| Sep 24, 2013

Very objectively written! I agree that parents should choose appropriate time for watching such shows & these days, recording & watching later has become so easy!

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Bhavna

| Sep 24, 2013

very appropriate topic in today's time and age... the facts are aptly put and again it is the discretion of the parent at the end of the day what their child may be exposed to, with veiwers having numerous options of content on tv , programes like these may definitely take a back seat on the must watch list. As always it was a pleasure to read the informative blog.

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AM

| Sep 24, 2013

Best option is... go for recording... and whn ur kids r nt at home or sleeping ...u can see... if u dont hv recording facility... u can watch same on youtube and der r many site... with hindi channel... u can watch der.... there is no break in between... tht way u will save ur time... At my home we do like tht... my in-laws.. like to watch crime patrol, some serials... which r nt good for my son... they watch when he's sleeping or go to school. We hv airtel IP tv... they hv recording system. In Tata sky n all u hv to put serial on recording by in airtel.. they automatically save all serials... for last ten days.

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Shikha Batra

| Sep 24, 2013

Awesome Neetu! I kinda liked the way u have given reviews about this show and how appropriate it is for children to watch. It is I believe a show wherein all the contestants are put to acid test how best they can survive without gadgets, means of communication, their families and friends around. Rather it has become a show where in we wait n watch how quickly contestants loose their cool and start behaving weirdly. Sometimes they are even seen changing statements n defending their actions forgetting the whole world is watching them. As Bigboss is aired abroad too. I agree with u we should not allow children to watch it as they are the first ones to sense tension and pick up wrong messages and often imitate. Thanx again dear for an excellent piece of work!

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