Phase III: Media Rehab
happens in Media Rehab?
the Daily Rehab Slips you have received during the
Pre-Media Rehab days you know the average number of hours
they have watched. From the above chart (how to
calculate Media Rehab weeks) look at the week program they
would fall into.
Assuming kid/s watch more than the prescribed time on
any day during that week they have to make up the time
within that week. At the end of the week if they exceed
their prescribed quota of watching hours they would lose
twice the hours during the next week.
above example, assuming Jimmy watches five hours on day
one of the first week, he has to make up one hour the
next day or any day during that week. At the end of the
week assuming if he clocks more than the 28 hours he is
allowed, he will lose two hours from the next week’s
quota. Meaning he can clock only 19 hours during week
two. The fear of losing twice the time next week would
enforce some discipline in viewing habits.
Media Rehab program the Blue Hawk has to discuss what kid/s
have written on the white slip each day and question
them if they are exceeding their time or violating the
rating system. Talk to them about how they can avoid
multimedia. Help them engage in other activities like
gardening, book reading, pottery, cooking,
indoor/outdoor sports or any thing your child would be
me summarize the penalties for violations:
Non-submission of Daily Rehab Slips during Pre-Media
and Media Rehab days: No media entertainment the next day.
Irrespective of all other penalties this rule stays;
Program Rating Violation: No watching for next two
consecutive days in both Pre-Rehab and Media Rehab days;
Media Rehab days: If they over shoot on the prescribed time
during the week, twice the viewing time would be taken
out from the next week.
Phase IV: Post-Media Rehab
This is the testing time. Kids have to continue with
their one hour a day multimedia time for the next 30
days. The previous 60 days effort would go to waste if we don’t strictly enforce
the rules for the 30 days after the Media Rehab. It works
the same way as Media Rehab and the same rules apply. Kids
should continue to give the Daily Rehab slips and stick
to less than one hour of multimedia per day.
Find ways to utilize the free time and get innovative on this. Ask your
kid/s how he/she wishes to be engaged.
Exception to the above Rule:
very important events, such as the Olympics, key sports;
national events or educational subjects are counted
outside the above-prescribed hours in Media Rehab Phases II
Blue Hawk or substitute Blue Hawk has the option to
decide which programs are key events that kids should
watch. Kids have the choice to present their case to
Blue Hawk as to why this program is a national and key
event to be watched outside their predetermined
schedule. But, the final decision is that of Blue Hawk.
Similarly the Media Rehab schedule does not apply to
surfing the Internet for their projects/homework or for
learning. Blue Hawk has to monitor this.
What Happens After Post-Media Rehab?
If the kid/s have lived through this 90-day program and have done well,
it means they can restrain themselves from
watching/playing multimedia. That is good. It is
strongly suggested to encourage them on hobbies or some
projects the whole family can get involved.
Parents themselves should exercise restraint on watching
television, movies or videogames; it will help kid/s a