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Notimefortossers Sat 17-Oct-15 16:52:57

My DD is 7 and has just decided she prefers CBBC to Cbeebies . . . AIBU to think that some of these programmes are totally unsuitable for 6-12 year olds?! Ok maybe 12 year olds would be ok, but there's a big difference between 6 and 12 which is their intended age group! I actually said I thought she ought to switch it off today as it would give her nightmares and without argument she agreed and turned it off!

Dieu Sat 17-Oct-15 16:57:07

Not sure. It depends how early they grow up, I suppose. My 6 year old daughter would find CBeebies too babyish, but then she has older siblings. I certainly don't know anyone above the age of 9 who'd find CBBC too scary!

Dieu Sat 17-Oct-15 16:58:08

Oh, and if she agreed so readily to switch it off, then she knows herself that she's not ready! grin

Notimefortossers Sat 17-Oct-15 16:59:55

My DD finds Cbeebies too babyish aswell hence the move . . . but it seems a bit leap from there to CBBC! She is the oldest though

Notimefortossers Sat 17-Oct-15 17:00:38

* big leap

Pobspits Sat 17-Oct-15 17:01:56

Ds (8) doesn't like the Sarah Jane adventures but other than that he isn't scared by anything and anything he watches so does Dd (5)

LagartijaNick Sat 17-Oct-15 17:01:59

There's a range of programmes, just as for CBeebies. Baby Jake or In the Night Garden is for seriously little ones while I still enjoy the odd Dip Dap in my advanced age. Swashbuckle and stuff like the Christmas panto seems to appeal to less young children too.

EponasWildDaughter Sat 17-Oct-15 17:02:12

''I thought she ought to switch it off today as it would give her nightmares''

What was it that you thought would give her nightmares?

Not sarky, genuine Q.

BeckerLleytonNever Sat 17-Oct-15 17:38:23

whats scary on CBBC????

my dc loves both CBBC and cbeebies. shes a teen with learning difficulties so on cbeebies she loves anything Justin Fletcher, swashbuckle(and I like Cook and Line wink)and a couplle ofothers

and CBBC she likes alm,ost everything on there.

Seeyounearertime Sat 17-Oct-15 17:42:29

Tiny pop and on demand stuff is the best mix.
Also YouTube, there's tons of stuff on YouTube.

I love Netflix because it has My Little Pony and Nowtv though, my DD watches what she likes but i have to put it on so I can keep any eye on it time wise etc.

landrover Sat 17-Oct-15 18:17:13

CBBC is wonderful IMO! Nothing to fear except Horrible Histories and thats brilliant too!

megletthesecond Sat 17-Oct-15 18:21:47

Sarah Jane adventures and Eve are spooky, 7yo dd avoids them. But the rest of it is ok.

Notimefortossers Sat 17-Oct-15 18:52:24

I don't even know the names of the shows at the moment tbh as she's only just started watching it. The one I got her to switch off today was about 4 boys involved in some kind of magic circle and one of them was slowly turning into stone and the others were trying to stop it. Doesn't sound that scary when you put it like that, but it was really realistic and well acted so actually was quite scary for a 7 year old to imagine actually turning into stone IRL. Haven't I also seen quite a realistic vampire show on there? But it's not always about the scariness. There's a dancing show that I think sets quite bad examples about friendships and boy/girl relationships. And I think The Dumping Ground sometimes covers issues that little kids are not ready for. Like today there was a violent and abusive Dad who gave the Mum a black eye and was just generally aggressive and scary.
Like you say though, some of the shows I do like.
The trouble is as well that as she has started watching it her 4 year old sister is watching it by default!

33goingon64 Sat 17-Oct-15 18:53:13

DS aged 4 has just made the move too. Not saying he's especially advanced but seems to enjoy factual stuff like news round and marrying mum and dad as well as scooby doo and dangermouse. He's not interested in the dramas though.

NotMeNotYouNotAnyone Sat 17-Oct-15 19:01:04

Like you said, 6-12 is a broad age range, as with anything, it's up to you to decide within that what is suitable for your child. There will be programs aimed at the younger end and ones aimed at the older end, and lots more in the middle or covering the whole lot. Watch things on iplayer to get the feel of them, and keep talking about it with her. She's unlikely to be scarred for life by anything on cbbc, but yes some things are too scary for little ones (just as some are too babyish for the older ones)

cathpip Sat 17-Oct-15 19:03:28

The Nowhere Boys!, my ds age 7 has just decided that cbeebies is no longer for him and has become an avid fan of cbbc, and this programme is his one of his favourites along with Splatalot and Danger Mouse......I love Danger Mouse smile

NeedAScarfForMyGiraffe Sat 17-Oct-15 19:05:52

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Pobspits Sat 17-Oct-15 20:01:09

The Next step is so awful it's amazing.

AuntieStella Sat 17-Oct-15 20:05:44

DD has (mercifully) moved on from The Next Step.

It's Made in Chelsea for preteens, really, don't you think?

And OP, I do agree, some CBBC programmes are definitely for the older end of the age range. But there's nothing wrong with that being the case.

NeedAScarfForMyGiraffe Sat 17-Oct-15 20:24:05

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Rowgtfc72 Sat 17-Oct-15 20:33:31

I've found myself watching the next step. It sort of draws you insmile

nancy75 Sat 17-Oct-15 20:36:08

My dd loves nowhere boys but she is 10, the idea is there's something for everyone but no child has to watch all of it!

MuddhaOfSuburbia Sat 17-Oct-15 20:36:42

my DDs (and all their friends) obSESSed with TNS

they're big too. Keep waiting for them to grow out of it, but no sign yet

Notimefortossers Sat 17-Oct-15 20:52:56

Auntie Stella that's it exactly! Perfect description! Sadly both my girls love it :/

I love Danger Mouse too, but mainly for nostalgia I think . . . so pleased when it made a come back!

landrover Sun 18-Oct-15 11:38:38

I thought that the Next Step was appalling when I first saw it! Now I absolutely love it. The dancing is amazing, the stories have a great morality. Bad guys lose out in the end!

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