Please restrict the use of profanity and bad language in TV commercials.
As parents we work very hard to monitor what TV shows our kids are watching. However, it seems many TV commercials are starting to contain more and more bad language.
B Price commented
Michael, I do agree with you that I do NOT want a blanket censorship. As you said "the FCC should be more stringent". As I have stated in earlier posts, we are very careful about the shows that our children watch. However, many times during shows we feel are appropriate, commercials will contain certain content that really doesn't fit in with the time slot or the show. Thanks for your comments.
Michael Buffaloe commented
I can't vote for this because I only partially agree.
On the one hand, I feel (as you probably do) that commercials aired during kids' programming should be fitting for those kids who are watching. I believe this is already done to an extent, but I think the FCC should be more stringent with this sort of regulation.
However, what I do NOT want to see is blanket censorship applied to all commercials. Commercials should be held to the standard of the show they're paired with. Shows oriented towards an adult audience should have more freedom in terms of the "family-friendliness" of the commercials that air with them. If your child is watching adult programming and happens to see more adult commercials during that programming, that's up to you to regulate, not the government.
B Price commented
Anonymous, You didn't read what I posted. We do try very hard to monitor what our kids watch. That was my point. Many times our kids are watching shows that are ok for them to watch. Then commercials come on during the "good" shows and have bad language in them.
If you do not want your kids to hear cuss words on television than restrict what they can watch and when they can watch. The government does not have to parent for you. No one forces you or your children to watch TV. So why would you force television programmers to adhere to stricter guidelines?