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When Momma was in the hospital this last time, I caught a bit of the Early Show.  They had a new show (fall) on and were talking about being chased by a cop.  Well that made me listen.  Then I heard that this Dexter is a "good serial killer because I only kill bad people".  That IS a direct quote.  Can anyone tell me the real problem with this show?  Like how many kids are going to watch this show and try to become Dexter.  I can't believe the station is actually protraying this as a show for kids.  I think the thing said 14 but this is way too young.  THEN they showed a clip of the pilot and the star said that clip was really tame. 


The courts wonder WHY our kids are going bad.  LOOK at what they see on television and in those stupid video games.


I wish the COPS would help ban this show.  I have already made my thoughts about this trash being shown at any time NOT!!!!! 


my humble opinion.


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This is why parents need to be involved enough in their child's life and keep them from watching a show that was obviously developed for adults to watch.  We don't need to go banning every show that is about murderers, the mob, or dysfunctional people.  We simply need to be good parents.  You can ban all the shows you want but if you don't take an interest in your child then you've failed as a parent, and they'll still go out looking for whatever crap they can get into.


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StarLight says ...



 Can anyone tell me the real problem with this show?  Like how many kids are going to watch this show and try to become Dexter.




TV shows don't make serial killers... There's a bit more to it ...  If it bothers you then turn the channel and block the show with the Vchip in your TV's .. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-chip

Personally ..  I'm fine with Dexter as long as he sticks to the code

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THANK YOU!! I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO THOUGHT THIS F@#$%NG SHOW IS ABSURD!! AND YOU DO WONDER! I HATE THAT SHOW AND IT SHOULD BE 22'D ASAP!  BE CAREFUL WHAT THOSE WRITERS WRITE!!


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IT IS A FREAKING TELEVISION SHOW!!!!!!!!!!! If little kids are influenced to be serial killers because of this show then we are all i n trouble give me a break.

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My husband and I watch Dexter every week.  It's one of our favorite shows.  When kids grow up to be serial killers the issues are much deeper than them watching a one hour series on television, trust me. 

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StarLight says ...



 Can anyone tell me the real problem with this show?  Like how many kids are going to watch this show and try to become Dexter.





TV shows don't make serial killers... There's a bit more to it ...  If it bothers you then turn the channel and block the show with the Vchip in your TV's .. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-chip


Personally ..  I'm fine with Dexter as long as he sticks to the code



RFLMAO!  Good one!

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JimJ269 says ...



IT IS A FREAKING TELEVISION SHOW!!!!!!!!!!! If little kids are influenced to be serial killers because of this show then we are all i n trouble give me a break.


 


 


TV influences kids more then you realize and yes we are all in trouble because for most parents it's a baby sitter and do not monitor what kids watch.


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Doodlebuggin_Along says ...



JimJ269 says ...



IT IS A FREAKING TELEVISION SHOW!!!!!!!!!!! If little kids are influenced to be serial killers because of this show then we are all i n trouble give me a break.


 


 


TV influences kids more then you realize and yes we are all in trouble because for most parents it's a baby sitter and do not monitor what kids watch.




Then I would say that is a problem with the parents.

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Doodlebuggin_Along says ...



JimJ269 says ...



IT IS A FREAKING TELEVISION SHOW!!!!!!!!!!! If little kids are influenced to be serial killers because of this show then we are all i n trouble give me a break.


 


 


TV influences kids more then you realize and yes we are all in trouble because for most parents it's a baby sitter and do not monitor what kids watch.




Then I would say that is a problem with the parents.


 


Try telling them that and see what kind of answer you get.....


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You are so right about  that. Dexter is no show for children to be watching. They need to bring back tv censoring as there are so many children out there with  so very  little supervision and are so impreshenable

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Doodlebuggin there is a problem alright ,to many of both parents have to work to survive and even then aren't making enough to have any thing left. Children are victamized right and left. And they are to young to figure out that there is something wrong with the picture they are seeing. Children are not born bad, but they can be taught to be bad and therefore learn to be bad. Its a shame but the more that a child is kept from bad infliences like tv shows, movies,  magazines, video games that glamourise gangs, stealing, killing, and all those awful things that children are doing these days the better off they are. So to an adult it is just a tv show but to an impreshensble child it is a teaching  especially if they choose Dexter as a roll model.   

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I agree. Dexter is a horrible show--and I can tell that by the plot line. Regardless of whether you are okay with it or not, kids watching violent shows become desensitized to the violence and what not in those shows. They become more aggressive during and after these shows. Can anyone tell me why Dexter is a good show when it is about a SERIAL KILLER?!?!?!?!?


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AZmeangreen


I know I am not yet sworn and many think I don't know much about what I'm talking about BUT I have worked with kids all my life & many of those are in the "system".


I worked at Adobe Mountain as a court appointed surrogate parent.  This is surrogate parent is for educational purposes.  I was allowed to talk with my kids on a regular basis and I would always ask them why they did whatever got them put in A. M.   More than half said they were trying to be like some television "hero".  Video game heros came in at a very close second. 


Like I said in the first post it is being rated for 14 year olds.  Not exactly made for adults. 


captrich


15 of the boys at A. M. said the Vchip did nothing to stop them from watching anything they wanted to -- the simply removed the password.  Two were a set of twins and they told how they changed the password so their parents could not watch the shows they wanted after the boys were supposed to be in bed.  The parents both varified this story to be true. 


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I agree. Dexter is a horrible show--and I can tell that by the plot line. Regardless of whether you are okay with it or not, kids watching violent shows become desensitized to the violence and what not in those shows. They become more aggressive during and after these shows. Can anyone tell me why Dexter is a good show when it is about a SERIAL KILLER?!?!?!?!?


(p.s.--I like PL, and I don't want to break the rules (and thereby be banned) , so let know if I do.)



It's a well written series.  Would I let a child watch it?  No.  I watch Dexter for the same reason I watch House, Hell's Kitchen or any other show.  Entertainment.  What about the reality shows where the girls want to hook up with a batchelor?  What is that teaching our young girls?  That you must be gorgeous and go for the money?  Talk about no moral value, and this is real life stuff.  Look at how suggestive commercials are now.  We are far from the days of I Love Lucy.


You cannot turn on the TV without finding sex and violence.  The only way to shield children from it is to take the television out of the house, but then they will see it at a friend's house. 


If you don't like Dexter, don't watch it.    And I mean that in the nicest possible way. 


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jarkaimaster says ...



I agree. Dexter is a horrible show--and I can tell that by the plot line. Regardless of whether you are okay with it or not, kids watching violent shows become desensitized to the violence and what not in those shows. They become more aggressive during and after these shows. Can anyone tell me why Dexter is a good show when it is about a SERIAL KILLER?!?!?!?!?


(p.s.--I like PL, and I don't want to break the rules (and thereby be banned) , so let know if I do.)



It's a well written series.  Would I let a child watch it?  No.  I watch Dexter for the same reason I watch House, Hell's Kitchen or any other show.  Entertainment.  What about the reality shows where the girls want to hook up with a batchelor?  What is that teaching our young girls?  That you must be gorgeous and go for the money?  Talk about no moral value, and this is real life stuff.  Look at how suggestive commercials are now.  We are far from the days of I Love Lucy.


You cannot turn on the TV without finding sex and violence.  The only way to shield children from it is to take the television out of the house, but then they will see it at a friend's house. 


If you don't like Dexter, don't watch it.    And I mean that in the nicest possible way. 


Take Care.



Cindy1043 -- I agree with what you are saying about taking the television out of the house and we have NO television in our home.  They broke within 1 week of each other (had 3) and they went to the dump.  We have not even looked at televisions for any replacements.  When I started this topic, I did so only as a warning to the many parents in PL.  Even when we had television it was closely monitored and my foster daughter knew what our rules were and if she was caught breaking them, she knew the problems she would have with going to friends' homes and other activities -- GROUNDED!  She lived in my home 9 months and then decided I was too strict.  She moved into a double LEO home and found out what strict was all about.  THEY were strict.


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I agree that public TV should be regulated and at times censored.  Now if I'm going to pay for TV then I should be allowed to pay for the shows I want to see.  Why should my viewing be censored because someone decides not to watch their children?  My children don't watch this crap because I'm involved with my children.  I'm not responsible for anyone else's child or how they are raised.  I do advise that those people do their best to keep such programming away from young minds, but that is a CHOICE they must make.


If you ask the government to regulate and ban one thing, then you've given them a toe in the door to take it another step...and another...and another.  Where does it end?  Government likes to be in control.  It likes power and hungers for it.  If you feed it, it grows.  Do not ask government to control your life (i.e. what you see, hear, say, touch, do) because you WILL lose your freedom.


It's all about personal responsibility people.  Start thinking and doing for yourselves.  Don't rely on the government to live your lives and make your choices for you.


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It comes down to personal responsabilty, for your self and your children and those that you come in contact with. TV is a a bad influnce on children of all ages, they have no moral values given to them by thier parents or gaurdian and they look for a place to fit in and they become confused between what reality is and what isn't. So they attach them selves to people or groups in tv shows and movies, and I don't think a serial killer, or vampier slayer, vampier, warewolf or mob and the list goes on. You can't band tv or whats on it.

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This is why parents need to be involved enough in their child's life and keep them from watching a show that was obviously developed for adults to watch.  We don't need to go banning every show that is about murderers, the mob, or dysfunctional people.  We simply need to be good parents.  You can ban all the shows you want but if you don't take an interest in your child then you've failed as a parent, and they'll still go out looking for whatever crap they can get into.



Well said AZ if Parents knew more about what there Kids were doing this world would be alot Better


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Hmm.....Maybe rather than banning everything we should hold parents accountable for their kids' upbringing? I grew up playing violent video games (and still do) but was raised to understand the difference between TV/games and reality. I know parents actually *raising* their kids rather than letting Hollywood or Rockstar Games do it for them would be a rather novel idea, but I really think it would work!

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To those of you who enjoy the show I am sure that you are intelligent enough to see and know that it is so out of wack with reality and that it should not be taken seriously.

Let's face it though who is the hero, a serial killer! So what if he only kills the bad guys. So we now have a deviant as the role model. That is bad enough, now we put him inside a police department working all around professionals who are to solve crimes, etc. and the officers are so ignorant that he is not going to be caught. So message cops a stupid we can get awway with whatever! This is one of many that make up into dumb corrupt killers and abusers.
Even when the show is one that is to make us out to be smart, dedicated they tossin the corrupt dumb ass cop for them to catch. Then we have the crime lab shows where the lab tech. is also the lead det., lol, who builds the perfect cases. Of course they have now given us the new dumb questions, requests, and comparisons. My favorite was just last month when a citizen wrote a complaint, through thier atterney, to the chief of police. The officer refused to collect DNA evidence to support a case and identify the perpertrator who committed this crime. The crime, someone pissed on the door of his car and he wanted the urine collected and DNA tested to identify the perp and arrest him. They can do that because he saw them do it on csi. Good one huh. Go one better, the chief had the complaint documented and investigated, even though the officer was not found in violation he will forever have in his PIB jacket the complaint.

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It's a T.V. show


Just because the rating says 14 doesn't mean you have to let your kids watch it.


T.V. shows, video games etc. DO NOT MAKE KILLERS!!!!!


Most sets come with an option to block a particular T.V. station. If you don't like it the don't watch it. I personally enjoy the show although I wouldn't let my boy watch it. There are plenty of shows that I can find at least 5 things wrong with and explain why your kids shouldn't watch it.


Look at the movie Hellboy. The hero is A DEMON


Look at the T.V. show two and a half men. One of the main characters is a womanising, shallow, cold, drunk and that's what makes it so funny.


The Sopranos which pretty much explains itself


The only ones that interpret to much into shows and television is the ones looking for an excuse to do so. What about those parental groups who wanted to censor artist like Ozzy, Twisted Sister, Kiss.


In the words of Dee Snider "If you look at an album cover and see a guy with a chainsaw coming out of his @$$ then that may not be appropriate for your kids."


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Hmm.....Maybe rather than banning everything we should hold parents accountable for their kids' upbringing? I grew up playing violent video games (and still do) but was raised to understand the difference between TV/games and reality. I know parents actually *raising* their kids rather than letting Hollywood or Rockstar Games do it for them would be a rather novel idea, but I really think it would work!



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JimJ269 says ...



IT IS A FREAKING TELEVISION SHOW!!!!!!!!!!! If little kids are influenced to be serial killers because of this show then we are all i n trouble give me a break.


 


 


TV influences kids more then you realize and yes we are all in trouble because for most parents it's a baby sitter and do not monitor what kids watch.




Then I would say that is a problem with the parents.


 


Try telling them that and see what kind of answer you get.....




T.V. only influences the kids as much as the parents allow.


There is such a thing as peer pressure so should we ban kids from having contact with the outside world. You have to talk to your kids and explain cartoons, T.V., and video games are fiction and should never be tried. When I was a kid I played violent video games and watched violent shows/movies and didn't effect me one bit. The reason for this is because the voice of reasoning from my parents was stronger than Hollywood.


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Bottom line...


 


It's a television program, and an extremely well written program at that.


If you haven't seen it, I suggest checking it out, whether you're for or against 'kids becoming serial killers' because of this show.


 


 


Now, on to the main point...


No, you're wrong. Television, video games, music, are all being used as scapegoats for individuals who commit crimes, whether by themselves as an excuse, or by those who can't find any other means of an explanation.


If Television, music, and video games make killers, I'd have killed a lot of people by now. I fervently watch Dexter, I play extremely violent video games. Have I ever killed anyone? No. Have I ever tried to kill someone? No.


It's not the Television, or the games, it's the individuals. It comes down to common sense. If you're that weak of mind that you'd be influenced by that sort of thing, I'm sure you'd have been killing long before you came into contact with those things.


Killing doesn't come from Television, it comes from either, A, deep seeded emotional and mental distress, or B, necessity.


 


It's television. Get over it.

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My daughter is still pretty young.  When we watch TV together she knows it BS and fake.  She says things like good thing its TV they could get hurt of killed being stupid like that.  Of course its still mild TV like Cartoon Network before Adult Swim comes on and Sponge Bob.  SOmetimes some the shows I watch too. 


The problem comes when the TV is used as a babysitter.  If a child is going to watch TV then the parent(s) need to be there too.  As often as possible 1.To know what their child is seeing and 2. To curb the BS of buying into it. 


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Oh not that I would be watching Dexter w/ my daughter.  That is just creepy.


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Unless we, as parents, want to spend night after night watching only hte weather channel we need to be in charge of the television.  Just about everything that comes on after the 6:00 p.m. news is questionable.  The shows are either gory, profane, violent or proponents of the "alternative lifestyle".   Not everything that is aired should be seen by kids but so many things we think of as children's programming isn't necessarily childish.  I had a five year old stick one end of a coat hanger into his little sister's mouth and the other end into a light socket, he said her eyes bugged out like on television.  I haven't had one drop an anvil on a siblings head yet but there is always tomorrow.


Violence and gore, etc, sell.  The televison stations are going to continue pushing the envelope.


 


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Parental control is the name of the game, and believe me, it can be done, very well, even with just one very busy parent in the house.  It is a known fact that the majority of children know that these TV shows, and movies are fake, that is not to say they cannot make kids act with more aggression, but, the thing that affects childrens minds, is not the TV, not the movies, it is the real TV NEWS, yes, the burglaries, the murders,assaults,  terrorism, fires, rapes, etc, they see and know are real, that can contribute to conduct disorders, oppositional defiance, and severe social pathologies.  If your child is disturbed by TV shows, there are many things that anyone can do to help........first and foremost is turn it off, spend time with your kids, get family based movies......whatever, and it CAN be done......even by the most busy of us, it can be done successfully.



Amen.


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Parental control is most certainly the name of the game;


Having worked in the mental health field before LE, it does I can attest give people ideas and copycats.


Anyone who does not think TV or movies influence behaviors, are mistaken, some just need that certain trigger and away they go.


I for one would like to see boundaries, but I am a dreamer


 


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