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How to know what to let dd 8 1/2 years watch. How do you supervise t.v/dvds

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jogym Fri 18-Jul-08 14:37:18

My dd is 8.5 years old. I'm thinking that some of the things she wants to watch are just a bit too old for her inappropriate language etc. It is now harder in the school holidays because we can't get her to bed earlier than 10 and she watches what we do. She likes to watch CSI New York, Casualty, etc and I would watch them with her and she sometimes hears bad language. She is also wanting to watch Big Brother AHHH as I think she finds it amusing but it's not really for children is it. She also loves teen movies and I let her watch things like The Cinderella Story, Lizzie Maguire, Footloose. What rating would you let your children of this age watch?

flirtygerty Fri 18-Jul-08 15:07:12

Pg - its that for a reason. you are the parent & you ocntrol what she watches. If its not suitable for ehr then video it for later. she could also play/read in her room. sorry but I think (imho) that 10 is way too late for bed holiday or not. Hope I haven't offended you but thats just my opinion - perhaps I live in my own escape -from -reality -enid- blyton -type world.

mumeeee Fri 18-Jul-08 15:17:02

I agre with flirtygirty. You are the adult and you say when she goes to bed. An 8 year old should be in bed by 9 at the latest. Don't let her watch what you watch. The programmes she is watching are put on after nine for a reason. They are not suitable for under 12's and some are only realy suitable for over 15's.
The films your have mentioned seem ok. She should be fine with any PG and some 12's may be ok but I would watch them with her.

jogym Fri 18-Jul-08 16:06:41

OK I wouldn't let her watch a 15 definitely not. I have to be more strict where t.v is concerned. She only goes to bed at 10 the days I don't work and so is able to have a lie-in but I am going to try to get her to bed earlier as we need some time to ourselves. She is v stubborn and doesn't know why she has to go to bed when it's still light! I know. She has a million books she could be reading and she loves drawing etc but she knows she has no school!

serenity Fri 18-Jul-08 16:20:09

Footloose is a 15 btw (DVDs are on shelves next to the PC smile)

If you want her in bed earlier. tell her to go! She doesn't necessarily have to go to sleep, how about reading a book, playing quietly in her room. My DCs are 10, 8 and 4 and the furthest I've stretched with ratings is to allow them to see Indiana Jones, which is a 12a. Definitely wouldn't be happy about them watching CSI (DVDs are rated 15/18 depending on the episode)

zippitippitoes Fri 18-Jul-08 16:22:24

id definitely not have her watching shite like big brother

and staying up so late unless on holiday or family party

HelloBeastie Fri 18-Jul-08 16:34:03

I have quite a few CSI DVDs and they're all 15 certificate, definitely wouldn't say they're suitable for an 8 year old.... it's not so much the language as the gruesome murders, mangled corpses and so on!

HelloBeastie Fri 18-Jul-08 16:35:55

Ah, serenity, my DVDs were downstairs so took longer to post. But as a bonus, got some exercise grin

RubyRioja Fri 18-Jul-08 16:36:09

I would say that maybe Lizzie Maguire is suitable, but nothing else among those listed. CSi definitely has unsuitable themes.

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