Think Of The Children

When I was little I never really thought about how T.V. impacted my life. I never realized how big apart it played in my life. It taught me the alphabet, taught me how to count, it even taught me manners, and what the difference is between right and wrong. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ9WiuJPnNA People do not realize how big an influence the T.V. has on us and has on our children. Now, some shows can be good, such as Sesame Street or Elmo and other shows that are considered educational. But there are those that are more violent, more graphic, and more provocative. These are the shows we have become numb too and shows that we let our children watch at such a young age. It can influence them and if it does not, then it numbs them. When they do see violence or bad things happening they will not think much of it because they see it all the time. This, to me, is very alarming. When I was younger things were censored, blocked, parents were more weary of what kids watched, and things were not as graphic as they are today, and there were more educational shows on that parents could place their kids in front of the T.V. and have them watch. Ah, the good old days. I feel that parents are not as strict as they once were, and it is not necessarily the best for children. I think with all that is on T.V. now days, there should be a stricter rule on what goes onto shows. Kids now days are just so numb to the violence that is around them and it is alarming. Schools have bullies that are meaner than ever and most kids ignore the bullying that is going on in front of them. Statistics are sad for all those that have taken their lives because of the extent of the bullying that goes on. And I believe that media is a HUGE factor to this. Not only can they bully at school but now its an online nightmare. Adults do not see all that kids go through. And not just little kids, young adults as well. I think it can all be started to relate back to T.V. and the numbing of violence, swearing, and the bad treatment of others. This is where they see it most. This is where they begin to see how to act and what different swears mean, and why you treat a certain person one way. And parents do not correct their viewings because they think nothing of it. They do not stop in the middle of the show and say, “Now even though they did that, its not acceptable and you should never act that way.” No, people do not do this because they are as sucked it as anyone. They have become absorbed in the show and become mindless zombies that do not think that the actions being done or said is being imprinted into their children’s head.  It makes me upset. People should be aware of this, as well as people in the T.V. industry. At this point, I can only hope that someone can come their senses and see what is going on in this hostile world we live in. Until then, I will continue to fight for all those children of mindless zombies. Someone has to…

Analyzing Everything

So over the last few weeks we have been working on ads and how to analyze them and how to make them and all that jazz.  Well ever since we started I have been analyzing everything I see on TV.  Every commercial hat comes on I automatically am thinking why they placed the wording where they did or why they used those colors, etc…  For instance:

this ad has always catch my eye.  How they add the colors to individualize each Ipod to make it seem like you can stand out from everyone else.  And the headline, how the word “colors” is differently printed to stand out and meant to catch your eye, which I think it does.  How they add their logo ever so slyly at the beginning of the headline.  It’s just a great ad.  I find myself analyzing everything now.  It’s making me more aware of everything I watch and everything I am about to buy, which can be a good thing.  I just find it so interesting how much is put into one simple ad.  How much thought and research is behind one simple detail.  It is truly amazing.  I like how I am able to analyze everything.