I have been blogging for the past 2.5 years. The main purpose of my blog is therapy for a frazzled mother, getting to connect with other parents, creating books of memories for my family and a place to have fun and be creative. I think today is the first blog that I write with an agenda. I wonder if enough parents band together and question something could we make a difference? I would like to share with my fellow parents something that may not be appropriate for all to read so if you are one of my children, nieces or nephews or any young person please don't read this.
Last night Pat and I made our way up to our room and Levi had been watching a show on Teletoon. Instead of turning the channel Pat and I watched what was left of the show in complete and utter shock! The last 10 minutes of the program was enough for us to discover that this show had no place on a channel that also that airs Scooby Doo, Jimmy Test, Total Drama Island. A mad female scientist was capturing men and shrinking them down to 12 inches tall so she could use them as how shall I put this? I can't even find a nice way of describing what she was doing with them. But I think for sure the content could have been rated X. You could always check out their brilliant website http://datingguy.com/ Where you can " Make a Porn" or participate in polls where they ask questions like, "Have you had sex with more than one person in a day", or , "Do you want or have a sex tape".
So far I have contacted Teletoon and spoken with a very nice lady. She said they break their programming up and after 9 pm then the shows are geared towards 18+ and I told her the shows would be better on another channel. If you would like to call the number is 1-888-884-8666. I told her it would be like Chucky Cheese having strippers after 9pm that the two just don't go hand in hand. How can you provide quality, fun, educational programming during the day and then at night on the same channel show Porn. I am not ok with that and if you aren't either feel free to email your suggestion suggestions@teletoon
I was also shocked to know that many Canadian agencies have funded this so I contacted them as well to let them know what I thought and they were unaware of some of the content. Bell Fund and Teleflilm Canada assured me that they had guidelines to what they fund and that Porn was not acceptable. A spokesperson from Telefilm let me know they had funded one season of Dating Guy and said she wouldn't tell me what they thought of the show but that they refused to fund it again.
As a parent I feel it is my resposibilty to give feedback to a children's network that thinks it is ok for a show like Dating Guy to come up when a child pushes their favorite cartoon chanel on the remote no matter what time of day it is.