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To find Nickelodeon distasteful and not suitable for 7 year olds?

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malificent7 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:53:14

So I bought the family package with Sky last year as was on offer.
This began dds (8) long love affair with Nickelodeon. I'd always assumed it was very child friendly with lots of Mickey Mouse style cartons.
Instead, most of the programmes seemed obsessed with relationships, what people are wearing, two girls fighting over one boy and vice versa. It's much more high school than I thought.
I do quite like Sam and Cat but I don't think that an ex jailbird and a thick girl are suitable role models. The Thundermans is ok I guess.

All I can say is thank God when we got rid of Sky and started watching Horrible Histories again!

Aibu to think that Nickelodeon is responsible for my child's burgeoning interest in crop tops, boys and saying 'whatever' or has she reached puberty early??!!

Namechanger2015 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:54:28

I totally agree, it's just full of crappy American relationship style programs. Not suitable for my 9 and 7 year olds. I still love cbbc and so do they!

SaucyJack Mon 12-Sep-16 21:58:55

I think you can take it a bit seriously. It's just tweenage comedy fluff. Distasteful is going a bit far- it's perfectly age-appropriate. Mine are slightly older than yours tho.

I love Sam & Cat and Victorious meself. I quite often crack up.

Katinkka Mon 12-Sep-16 22:00:45

Put Cartoon Network on instead.

Omgkitties Mon 12-Sep-16 22:14:11

Well it is aimed at the older kids, 10+, anyway. It always has been since I can remember.

Willywolly Mon 12-Sep-16 22:19:04

It's aimed at 10-17 year olds so that's why it seems "distasteful" for your 7 year old. hmm Nick Jr. is more for your DD don't you think?

Nickelodeon has always been like that. Drake and josh, genie in the house, the Amanda show, and many similar have been around since the early 2000s. The Amanda show, I think, actually started in the late 90s. So it's hardly a new thing. grin

Omgkitties Mon 12-Sep-16 22:21:49

The Amanda show was a million times worse than some of the stuff around nowadays! That show was crazy!! grin

I have to admit I do still stick the kids channels on sometimes all the time and do think a lot of it is very tame and mild compared to what I used to watch! 😂

Smrendell Mon 12-Sep-16 22:27:13

You find it distasteful becuase she's too young to be watching that channel.

My mum wouldn't let me watch the Amanda show it was that bad! And I do agree compared to what I was watching the kids shows these days are nothing.

coldcanary Mon 12-Sep-16 22:52:32

I don't find it distasteful, it's just a bit shit really. Mindless crap badly acted. CartoonNetwork is much better and has all the really good stuff on like Adventure Time grin

coldcanary Mon 12-Sep-16 22:53:20

Mind you the Amanda Show was bloody funny!

NoMudNoLotus Mon 12-Sep-16 22:59:48

It's always been banned in our house.

It was a struggle initially but now DD 11 thinks nothing of it ... I wouldn't change my decision if that helps.

My DC watch CBBC & then we share appropriate adult programmes - it's much nicer.

I would not want her watching the American shite on Disney channels & Nickelodeon.

NoMudNoLotus Mon 12-Sep-16 23:00:44

Willy even for 10-17 year olds it's unhealthy shite.

NoMudNoLotus Mon 12-Sep-16 23:02:44


ssd Mon 12-Sep-16 23:02:52

bring back Tracey Beaker

Dontlaugh Mon 12-Sep-16 23:05:23

Horrible channel, full of shit no matter what age. Mine can watch CBeebies, or Nick jr, although I'm steering them towards age appropriate movies for adults or the likes of GBBO and grand designs etc, which they're loving. Why so much angst and agonising re relationships at that age?

RainbowDashstolemyidentity Mon 12-Sep-16 23:07:42

DD9 loves it, it amazes me how she can sit glued to an episode of The thundermans that she's since 20 times already!!

RainbowDashstolemyidentity Mon 12-Sep-16 23:08:11

seen not since

coldcanary Mon 12-Sep-16 23:08:15

i think Sam and cat is a bit like Jessie isn't it? Loads of brainless stereotypes in 'hilarious' situations?
Someone I know is uneasy about my DD's watching things like adventure time and Steven universe (girls are 11 and 5) but I'd much rather they watched odd cartoons than that.

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