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Television's Influence on Kids Some kids can copy what they see on TV. The fear isn't so much the TV but the internet. Tonight on Channel 11 Canadian news my husband and I witnessed a video tape of kids using dry ice for bombs and the injuries sustained to these kids was horrific. They learned how to do that off the web! Many parents are more concerned and more worried about what their kids see on TV, but many don't have the slightest idea what their kids are doing on the internet and that's where many kids get strange ideas such as stupid tricks to try such as the dry ice theory, how to sustain Anorexia or Bulimia, etc. TV and the Internet are powerful tools and most ads are designed for kids to teenagers because they know they can draw them in easier. Not picking on kids, some adults certainly can be drawn into strange oddities off the Internet in particular. Porn is also at an all-time high and young kids are more curious than anything, but the stats prove that the kids of today are having sex as young as 10! Kids can copy what they see on TV and the Internet, but the ads are targeted at the kids so these companies can make big bucks. Canadian Laws are getting tougher to protect the kids, but it's a never-ending battle with the Internet so it's up to the parents to clue in to what their kids are doing on the Internet.

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Q: Do kids copy what they see on TV or do television programs copy them?
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