discussion with children try to implement the rules one
by one. No rush. Go slow.
1: All Videogame/Internet/TV watching in the living room
All multimedia activity – watching/playing happens in
living room. No exception to the rule. None of the kids
can have their own TV/computer/videogames sets in their
room. Move all the multimedia channels to the living
room where you can supervise. Take control.
Rule 2: Zero Tolerance for Violent Content in Media
Zero tolerance policy: Violence in media – TV,
videogames, movies and music videos – is unacceptable.
Rule 3: Turn Off the TV at the
first sight of Violence: particularly promos.
first sight of violence the only available option is:
TURN IT OFF. It does not make any difference how
artistic or creative the program is or who has directed
or acted. If it is violent, it gets no better treatment
than any other violent media program. Period.
Particularly turn off those violent promotions
announcing future programs. These promos tell kids what
they can expect in subsequent programs. Violent promos
are more dangerous than actual programs.
Rule 4: Refuse to pay for violent
Videogames and Movies
your kid/s want to watch/buy/rent/play violent
videogames or movies, just say ‘NO, SORRY’. Don’t pay
for it and tell them that they cannot use their own
money for buying/ renting/watching violent videogames or
Rule 5: Ask your kid/s to come up
with ideas for spending time together
is very important and the most creative rule of the
five. Ask your kid/s to help you to help them. It is
important to keep them engaged once you free up their
time. Ask them to come up with projects and ideas you
all can get involved. Any concept that would keep them
away from multimedia is good.
it a one-week, one-rule policy and implement them in any
order you feel comfortable with. Give them time to
settle down to each rule. Be firm on its implementation
and extend all your help for any other concessions