In your opinion, is it OK or safe to allow children under the age of 13 to watch shows like Adult Swim?

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In your opinion, is it OK or safe to allow children under the age of 13 to watch shows like Adult Swim?

GONE! GONE!
Not everything on Adult Swim is particularly offensive. It would really depend on the show.
08/21/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
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Originally posted by xilliannax
I'd let my children under 13 to watch shows like Robot Chicken, Family Guy, and American Dad -- I would not let my children watch ANYTHING associated with Tim & Eric. They're on my list of people that need to die for the damage they do to ...
My opinions exactly.

Also, I'm a big fan of watching together and talking about what we're watching.
08/31/2012
Rey Rey
case by case really
08/31/2012
Kenneth Fort Kenneth Fort
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Originally posted by kendra30752
What are/would your rules on this matter be? Would/do you allow yours to watch these types of programs? I'd love to hear your opinions... I kind of need a little advice
It wouldn't be ideal. Not an issue, since I likely won;t have any tvs which ear channels. I'll probably satiate them with a huge library of shows, though. Already starting.
09/18/2012
himynameissteph himynameissteph
I started watching Adult Swim when it premiered, I was probably 10 or 11 at the time....I turned out okay!
09/18/2012
RebelRebelJen RebelRebelJen
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Originally posted by kendra30752
What are/would your rules on this matter be? Would/do you allow yours to watch these types of programs? I'd love to hear your opinions... I kind of need a little advice
In my experience, kids will find a way to do the things you tell them not to. Do I think that kids under 13 watch those types of shows? Not really, but it would be hypocritical of me to say no lol. Also, I've noticed that kids these days know a lot more than their parents think they do. Just something to consider!
10/03/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I wouldn't let them watch it unless they were emotionally ready. If they're emotionally ready at 12 they can watch it at 12. If they're ready at 16, then I'll let them watch it then.
11/27/2012
phoenixfire phoenixfire
Personally I think there are some shows on Adult Swim that are just not appropriate for human consumption regardless of age. Some of it is fun, some of it is only funny if you're stoned on something (not speaking from personal experience here, just impressions.) When it comes to deciding whether or not to let your child watch something though, it really has to come down to your beliefs as a parent and the maturity level of the individual child. There is no "one age fits all."

PG, for instance, is "Parental Guidance Suggested." Your parental guidance may me to say, "This is fine for my kid," and that's valid.
12/12/2012
yargle yargle
I started watching some more mature shows at around 12 and I turned out fine. I don't think you can have any steadfast rules when it comes to raising children.
12/12/2012
RavenInChains RavenInChains
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Originally posted by kendra30752
What are/would your rules on this matter be? Would/do you allow yours to watch these types of programs? I'd love to hear your opinions... I kind of need a little advice
Yes it is -safe-. That doesn't necessarily make it okay, that depends on the parent and the child. Never let your kid be exposed to something you aren't willing to explain to them. But it is -safe-. There is nothing that honestly shows tv has any link to violence or sexual promiscuity.
12/16/2012
lolagray21 lolagray21
No I would/do not allow shows like that to be viewed by my children!!!!! at age 13 or not they would get their butts beat!!!!
01/01/2013
kkybf kkybf
it depends on their maturity level and how easily they are able to be influenced. if they aren't "learning" from the shows, and recognize it as just entertainment, i don't see a problem. i'd say 13-14+
01/24/2013
KayJay KayJay
I think it depends on the child but honestly I'm sure they hear/see things worse in school
02/03/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
Under certain circumstances... depends on which show it is
05/10/2013
bog bog
Quote:
Originally posted by kendra30752
What are/would your rules on this matter be? Would/do you allow yours to watch these types of programs? I'd love to hear your opinions... I kind of need a little advice
I think it totally depends on the child. They'd probably figure out a way to watch whatever they wanted around age 11 or 12 even if a parent forbid it. Forbidding things can make them seem more appealing to children.

That said, I wouldn't want my children watching very much television at all. I don't own a TV, and wouldn't run out to buy one if I got pregnant.
05/31/2013
karenm karenm
Only pretty close to 13, like around age 12.
06/09/2013
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