yesterday, i spentthe night in an aunt place. After supper,the kids of probably 7- 9years sat down in the parlour eager to watch NTA NETWORK NEWS.After series of interogation, i gathered the mum ensured they watch news and write a summary of what the news says.
That got me thinking. Should kids of less than ten years be mandated to watch news? Should they be exposed to crimes shown?yester night, 30 minutes was spent showing survivors of nyanya bomb blast, dead bodies, divided human parts,devasted cars etc. These scenes were enough to cause a nightmare, i wonder what must be going on in their mind.they may be thinking ” this could happen to me or mummy” . It could cause them sleepless night.
I think exposing kids to daily news has devastating long term emotional effect . Kids should not be introduced to news until they become tenegers.
What bout you?how old should kids be exposed to news