shooting frenzy that leaves nine Simplyhindu.
On “World News Tonight,” Peter Jennings reports that a kind sized jetliner with
in excess of 300 travelers smashed in a turning metal fireball at a Hong Kong
On CNN, there’s a report about the tremor in Turkey, with 2,000
On the Discovery station, there’s a convenient exceptional on tropical storms and the
fear they make in kids. Typhoon Dennis has effectively struck, Floyd is
At last, they see a nearby news report about a thrill ride mishap at a New
Jersey carnival that kills a mother and her eight-year-old little girl.
Nintendo was rarely this riveting.
“Supper’s prepared!” yells Mom, unconscious that her youngsters might be frightened
by this threatening blend of TV news.
What’s up with this image?
“There’s a LOT amiss with it, however it isn’t so effectively fixable,” notes Linda
Ellerbee, the maker and host of “Scratch News,” the honor winning news
program intended for youngsters ages 8-13, broadcasting on Nickelodeon.
“Watching violence on TV isn’t useful for youngsters and it doesn’t do
much to improve the existences of grown-ups either,” says the anchor, who endeavors to
illuminate kids about world occasions without threatening them. “We’re into
extending children’s cerebrums and there’s nothing we wouldn’t cover,” including
ongoing projects on willful extermination, the Kosovo emergency, supplication in schools, book-
prohibiting, capital punishment, and Sudan slaves.
Yet, Ellerbee underscores the need of parental oversight, protecting
youngsters from unwarranted apprehensions. “During the Oklahoma City besieging, there
were horrendous pictures of youngsters being harmed and killed,” Ellerbee reviews. “Children
needed to know whether they were protected in their beds. In investigations led by
Nickelodeon, we discovered that children discover the news the most over the top alarming thing
“Regardless of whether it’s the Gulf War, the Clinton outrage, a brought down jetliner, for sure
occurred in Littleton, you need to console your kids, again and again,
that they will be OK- – that the explanation this story is news is that IT
NEVER HAPPENS. News is the exception…nobody goes on the air