Thursday, April 27, 2006

TV Turn Off Week

April 24 to April 30 (that is this current week) is International TV Turn Off week. Yesterday I tried to educate my children about ills of watching too much television (it is vacation time for them) by telling them that the whole world is observing the International TV Turn Off Week and we should switch off the TV at least for a day. And in return I got a look from them which said dad-has-turned-nuts and they continued watching the television. At home I am allowed half an hour quota for watching news, for which I am thankul to them. But I do worry about my children watching too much television. TV is really unwatchable nowdays. TV always remind me of two funny quotations: "Life is meant to be lived and not just watching others living it", and "I find TV very educative --- whenever someone switches it on, I go to the next room with a book". Sorry, I do not remember who said these two wonderful lines. If you know, please tell me.

I came to know about International TV Turn Off Week by an excellent article in The Guardian.


Carol said...

This would be equally horrifying for my children especially with hockey playoffs on now. I wouldn't have too much of a problem but if there were a Turn Off the Computer week, then I would be squirming.

I liked how the article that you linked to provided both sides to the argument.

See you on Friendly Friday, tomorrow.

Raju Bathija said...

As I am in differnt time zone, I will miss the Friendly Friday sites on Friday. I will surely visit the sites on Monday as my office works for five-days in the week and I keep off the computers on Saturdays and Sundays.

Artpuppy872 said...

I heard about that from my friend but, I just can't do it!