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Ningago's, is it only me that thinks its a bit um not appropriate?
I have banned television!


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#1 blackbird

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:24 PM

Has anyone actually sat down with their kids and watched this stuff? the bad guy is the kids dad? my oldest (5) got a ningago DVD, his school friends had been raving about it so I thought it was ok, till I watched it, no wonder the school is having trouble with all the under 7 boys "fighting" and now my DS1 tells me he doesn't like his dad anymore which is the opposite of he normally says. And dont get me started about the spinning!

Its not quite as bad as the Iron man cartoon at least, both my sons 4 and 5, would lay into each other after watching that. Banned!

Normally my ds's don't watch commercial TV so they never knew about those shows but with school and kindy they come home talking abut all this fighting stuff *sigh* is that all there is for boys?

After having some attention problems (toys not good enough, swing sets growing spider webs and zombie to terror like behavior and demands of angry birds) I have banned TV and all 'stare at screen' type devices.

Its day two...

the toys and being dusted off, and left every where :s , we had a small fall off the swing set and the spiders are running scared in the cubby house it was tempting to turn on the box to bribe them to eat dinner but I pulled the "eat or go to bed" tactic and that worked original.gif

Still working on the getting them sleep before 9 pm thing but its on the hit list

"please excuse grammar and spelling, we haven't had any TV time for two days!!"

Edited by blackbird, 27 November 2012 - 08:30 PM.


#2 peking homunculus

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

The bad guy is Lord Garmadon and yes he is Lloyd's dad. He i also Sensai Wu's brother. He was good and then as a teenager was bitten by one of the bad guy snakes and this turned him bad. He managed to fight off the venom for a while and worked with Sensai Wu and the 4 Ninja's to fight the snakes.

I don't mind Ninjago. My 7 and 2 year old boys love it and they play Ninja's together all the time. This mainly involves then spinning around until they fall down and fighting imaginary snakes in the backyard.



#3 peking homunculus

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:41 PM

A big part ofthe story line is that the Ninja's have to "find their true potential". This involves them searching in themselves and finding the good special things about themselves. Once they are self actualised, their Ninja powers increase.

It is not just a fighting show

#4 -*meh*-

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

meh my boys watch it (although they prefer the clutch powers one)...

they know they aren't allow to fight, but they also do karate so they are taught there about no using their training to fight.

#5 Chocolate Addict

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

I have no problem with ninjago. My 7yo loves it, pretends to be a ninja etc.. but knows it is just pretend and is not allowed to connect when playing ninjas etc..

I haven't watched the shows but we do have some of the books and I have read them.

I doubt the makers of Lego would make anything non kid friendly.

I am not sure why you would ban TV. The kids will play in the playground with other kids that know what is going on. My kid, to the best of my knowledge has never seen a show with guns, we don't have guns yet he uses his hands to make guns or uses lego to do it.

Edited by Chocolate Addict, 27 November 2012 - 08:55 PM.


#6 IsolaBella

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

Meh I have no issues with it. My boys don't ninjago fight.

Star Wars the padawan menace and the empire strikes out are big hits here.

Eta boys are 5& 7 but have been watching ninjago for over a year.


Edited by lsolaBella, 27 November 2012 - 08:56 PM.


#7 jayskette

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:55 PM

surely kids of this age would know that TV shows do not represent reality?

#8 Broxie

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

You banned all screen time because you don't like 1 show? unsure.gif

#9 wallofdodo

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:00 PM

Gah, I wish more parents at my son's daycare would check what their kids watch. They play really rough, and watch, Ben ten, Iron Man, ninjago. My son, still only watches ABC for kids. He has become quite rough an the last few months. I have wondered if there is a connection.

These are 3-4 yr olds, some have older siblings, but most don't.

#10 peking homunculus

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:04 PM

My almost 3 year old son complains about the other boys at daycare being too rough- they hit and push. DS watches Ion Man, Ninjago and Ben 10 yet he is never violent; he plays with the girls because the boys are so rough.

I'm not so sure you can just blame TV for boys being rough

#11 tothebeach

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

I don't allow Ben 10 or Iron Man for my kids (4 and 7) but I allow Ninjago.  They love the lego - will play with it for hours and hours.  They know all the characters and their back stories.   DS (7) also does taekwando and the messages behind Ninjago (find your potential, do the right thing) are the same ones that are reinforced in TKD.

#12 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:11 PM

Never seen it, nor has ds, he's almost 6, he's still pretty clueless about most of the "popular" stuff out there.  He doesn't have a playstation or ds or anything and after he started getting a bit attached to angrybirds, we deleted it off dh's phone.
He's pretty "innocent" still, watches playschool and bananas in pyjamas, I remember him being a bit shocked by the games some of the boys played at kindy and how rough they were.
He is "just" getting a bit interested in trends and has asked for Trashpacks, trashies? for christmas.  
He does love guns though and not even sure where that came from?  He has a marble run kit and he puts the pieces together in the shape of a gun and goes around shooting everything.



#13 Kay1

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

My boys are 7 and 4 and they don't watch it. DS1 actually won't watch it, or even Ben 10. He doesn't like anything with any kind of fighting. He has been given a lot of the Lego though and I was a bit surprised by some of the accessories, daggers etc. One of them was a pretty scary looking fighting machine that he actually hasn't opened.

We also had trouble with kids at daycare doing Ben 10 and being really rough. Despite this I never banned it because I didn't want DS to be left out, but he just doesn't like it and will change the channel immediately if it comes on.

He wants Skylanders now because all his friends have it but I'm not wasting the money as I know he won't like it.

#14 IsolaBella

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

We don't have ben10 or iron man in our house.

We have Disney Jnr or ABC4Kids as TV (we have ninjago from separate source)

Lego guns were built by my then 4 yo eldest when we never watched anything violent.

#15 wallofdodo

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

QUOTE (peking homunculus @ 27/11/2012, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My almost 3 year old son complains about the other boys at daycare being too rough- they hit and push. DS watches Ion Man, Ninjago and Ben 10 yet he is never violent; he plays with the girls because the boys are so rough.

I'm not so sure you can just blame TV for boys being rough


Oh that is good to know. Thanks. I wasn't meaning to fully blame, just wondering out loud, I guess. This is all new to me.

Edited by wallofdodo, 27 November 2012 - 09:21 PM.


#16 sueb31

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:06 PM

My boys have (5 and 7) Ninjago lego and play with it often. They get much more violent towards each other after they have watched the movies on lego.com - which I think are the same as the DVD but in smaller sections.

So I banned it a while ago - a few months. They still run around playing ninjas and playing with their lego, but I find them less violent when they don't watch it on the screen. They haven't asked for it for a while (maybe 2 months) - when they do, I will allow it on the understanding that if their behaviour gets worse, I will stop it again (this has happened a few times over the last 6 months).

Same goes for wearing the Batman costumes - they get regularly put away too!

Boys do play rough, but I have found that screen time affects them. Also, Ninjago is primarily written for and aimed at older children: 7-10 I think. Not 5 year olds and definitely not 3 year olds! My problem is that my 7 year old has a little brother...

Sue

#17 kittennic

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:27 PM

My boys have never watched it. But they don't watch TV, just movies.
I'm all for banning screen time if behaviour gets out of hand. I do it all the time here. In fact in general we only have one weekday as "electronic" day where they can spend a couple of hours in front of a screen. The rest of the time I expect them to play without screens.

Edited by kittennic, 27 November 2012 - 11:31 PM.


#18 julz78

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:36 PM

My son has watched it and plenty of all the other rough shows, ben 10 iron man, wrestling etc. He has also been doing martial arts since he was 3. He is not a violent boy by any means, he is caring and gentle and does not like real violence and very quick to try to defuse any violent play or incidents in the playground, he does not hesitate to tell other kids to stop doing that you are hurting him/her and telling the teacher. He knows that he does not fight, only in class with his pads on.

#19 vintage.blue

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:36 AM

My boys love their Ninjago lego. They have seen the show, but they haven't seen it that much. They enjoy the books.

I think it's ok. They mainly role play with their lego and while their Ninjas do fight a bit and do the spinning thing, I don't find them over the top or violent. Their Ninjas also drive around in cars and play with the other lego people original.gif

#20 MrsLexiK

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

QUOTE (peking homunculus @ 27/11/2012, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not so sure you can just blame TV for boys being rough

Yeah my nephew can play rough (3 yrs) (he can also be really sweet and make you cups of tea) but he watches shows like teletubies and elmo etc.  He can be rough because he plays with his older brother a thing I have noticed with siblings is they like to play fight, regardless of age.  My nephew is used to playing with my other nephew and therefore used to being able to be a bit more rough then say another child his age that doesn't have an older brother to body slam off.  However from my knowledge he doesn't go to day care and be rough, I am pretty sure one of his good friends is a little girl.

#21 belindarama

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:03 PM

The kids DS1 had trouble with at preschool last year all watched Ben10 and played really rough all the time.

I don't think it is appropriate for 3-4 year olds. They seemed to watch before coming, get really riled up and then weren't capable of pretending to fight, it was all rough play.

We don't watch any of those fighting shows here. We're still on ABC4kids and Disney Jnr, thankfully.

They do sometimes watch a bit of Tom and Jerry and that seems to be ok, doesn't lead to fights here but a friend has banned that as her boys fight after they watch it.

I think there can be a link if you have a child that is stirred up by watching that kind of stuff. Some kids are quite placid by nature but some are reactive.




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