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Title: TO OUR


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  • WELCOME
  • TO OUR
  • SPECIAL SUNDAY SERIES
  • CHRISTIANITY vs CULTURE

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  • The global impact of TV

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YOU and THE TUBE
  • Christian Perspectives on the Influence of TV
  • By Rolan Weng Monje

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Malayo na rin ang narating ng TV
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The good and the bad
  • TV what a wonderful invention!
  • TV now becoming a curse
  • We can keep the good while screening out the bad

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Bakit natin pinaguusapan ito?
  • Because TV is so much part of culture
  • Because we may not be aware of how television
    affects us
  • So we may know how to counter the effects
  • Because the Bible calls us to be unlike the world
    and call others to repent

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The Bible says
  • Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this
    world, but be transformed by the renewing of your
    mind. Then you will be able to test and approve
    what God's will is--his good, pleasing and
    perfect will.
  • Ro 12.1-2 NIV

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The negative impact of TV - general
  • Materialism/consumerism
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Violence and rudeness
  • Lessened concentration
  • Inability to relax and meditate
  • Weakened social skills
  • Public health obesity, radiation levels, CRTs as
    toxic waste

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The negative impact of TV - kids
  • 1 Desensitization to acts of violence
  • 2 Normalizing sexual encounters
  • 3 Emotional and relational instability
  • 4 Materialistic outlook

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1 Desensitization to acts of violence
  • American Psychological Association The average
    child will see 8,000 murders and 100,000 other
    violent acts before graduating from elementary
    school
  • Images of injury and death
  • contributes to feelings
  • of insecurity and distrust
  • Concept window of reality
  • Violence breeds violence

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Even Power Rangers?
  • D. Lebo S. Keiser, educ specialists MMPR is
    the most violent program ever produced for young
    children, averaging 200 acts of violence per
    hour.
  • According to studies, even non-aggressive girls
    are inspired towards injurious behavior.

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From the experts Queenie Chua, AMDU
  • (Inquirer, 6/10/07)
  • Studies have shown that children exposed to
    violent films tend to imitate what they see. TV
    promotes unhealthy stereotypes, such as the
    shrewish mother-in-law who engages in the
    sampalan common in local soap operas.

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The Bible says
  • Let us have a genuine hatred for evil and a real
    devotion to good.
  • - Ro 12.9b PME
  • Blessed are the peacemakers for they be called
    the children of God
  • Mt 5.9 KJV

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2 Normalizing sexual encounters
  • The average person (including kids) watches
    14,000 sexual references on TV per year
  • Add to this suggestive language used
  • Even the daily news presents unsavory stories and
    sensitive issues
  • Most TV series (local or otherwise) introduce
    immorality in their plots

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American pop TV
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From the experts K.C. Moran
  • International Communication Association, New
    Orleans, LA
  • Studied effect of Spanish telenovelas on
  • Latina teenage girls
  • …. data show qualitative support for a third
    person effect. The teenagers were sure there was
    no effect on them, but articulated potentially
    dangerous effects on others.

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The Bible says
  • Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a
    man commits are outside his body, but he who sins
    sexually sins against his own body. Do you not
    know that your body is a temple of the Holy
    Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received
    from God? You are not your own you were bought
    at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
    1 Co 6.18-20 NIV

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3 Emotional and relational instability
  • TV bombardment lowers EQ
  • Creates shorter attention spans
  • Pacing destroys training in patience
  • Promotes passive learning
  • New disorder couch potato syndrome related to
    obesity
  • Develops into laziness and aloofness

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From the experts Jane Healy
  • In her book Failure to Connect," this learning
    specialist explains the effect of media
  • "Children whose minds seem 'jumpy,' who respond
    indiscriminately to irrelevant noises, sights, or
    thoughts….
  • Too much sensory bombardment …
  • Teachers believe that increased 'tuning out' by
    media-blunted brains is one factor in the growing
    epidemic of attention problems."

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From the experts Queenie Chua
  • (Inquirer article on TV effects,6/10/07)
  • In the past five years, I have received so many
    requests to help attention-deficit-disordered
    kids in elementary and high schools that I no
    longer take on new cases.

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From the experts Aric Sigman
  • Sigman is an associate fellow of the British
    Psychological Society and a member of the
    Institute of Biology.
  • Revealed that excessive TV watching was linked to
    obesity, behavioral and sleeping problems in
    children.
  • Sigman calls TV watching a major public health
    issue and says that reducing TV viewing must be
    the new priority for child health.

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From the experts Columbia University,NY
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons, followed 700
    children for a decade
  • Result 14-year-olds who watched TV for more than
    3 hrs daily were twice as likely not to finish
    school as those who watched for less than an
    hour.
  • The reason? Watching too much TV made activities
    such as homework and reading more boring and more
    difficult.

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The Bible says
  • Huwag maging tamad sa pagsusumikap maningas sa
    espiritu mapaglingkod sa Panginoon
  • Ro 12.11 TAB
  • Dont burn out keep yourselves fueled and
    aflame. Be alert servants of the Master Rom
    12.11 MSG

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4 Materialistic outlook
  • Both adults and esp kids are made to feel that
    they need the products to be happy highlights
    unfulfilled desire
  • Commercials are designed to stimulate impatience
  • Wrong concepts of success, beauty, and love
  • For kids the art of whine-making

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From the experts Dr. Diane Medved
  • From her book Saving Childhood
  • TV trains us to feel satisfied with surfaces to
    focus our adoration on characters who make the
    most appealing visual presentation, without a
    thought of their ethics or accomplishments

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From the Bible
  • The LORD does not look at the things man looks
    at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the
    LORD looks at the heart. 1 Sa 16.7b
  • "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on
    earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where
    thieves break in and steal. But store up for
    yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and
    rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not
    break in and steal. For where your treasure is,
    there your heart will be also. Mt 6.19-21

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  • TIME TO RE-THINK
  • SOME THINGS

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For Parents
  • Generally, kids who watch much TV rely heavily on
    pictures than words, video than audio
  • Kids who love TV dont like to read ? they wont
    like to read the Bible
  • Kids who love TV dont like to listen ? they
    wont like to listen to sermons

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From the experts Dr. Fely Pado, UP
  • Dr. Felicitas Pado, president of the Reading
    Association of the Philippines
  • Listening is the building block of reading,
    according to educators…the listening problem is
    observed globally to too much media exposure of
    children.
  • "We have media babies. They're used to viewing.
    So our pupils have poor listening skills."

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What about educational shows?
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What about educational shows?
  • Still needs to be limited
  • Too much Disney, Dora, Sesame Street, and Blues
    Clues and kids find their teachers (and you)
    boring and unanimated
  • More education is developed in families with
    limited TV time
  • Case kids in Notre Dame, Manila

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From the experts Dr. Dimitri Christakis
  • (Children's Hospital and Medical Center in
    Seattle,2004) studied 1,000 children.
  • He found that kids aged 1-3 who watched TV or
    videos regularly faced a 10-percent increased
    risk in attention deficit problems when they
    reached age seven.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics now
    recommends that kids below the age of two not
    watch any TV or video at all.

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Some sobering stats
  • Phil TV broadcast started in 1953, but the
    negative effects are practically the same as in
    the US
  • In a year, the average child spends 900 hours in
    school and nearly 1,023 hours in front of a TV.
  • High school graduate rate in Phils 75.3

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More stats
  • Nielsen Media Research (Manila, yr 2006)
    Housewives who are 40 years old and above and
    children from two to 12 years old spent the most
    time watching TV …Two to 12 years old kids
    watched TV for an average of 3.9 hours a day
  • Mega Manila residents spent an average of 3.7
    hours a day watching TV, an increase from the 3.6
    hours that was registered in 2005

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So, how should we respond?
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Think about it
  • Lahat nung oras na yun sa harap ng TV!?

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Think about it
  • In the average human life span, a person watches
    10 years (around 1400 hrs of TV/yr) of
    uninterrupted TV time!
  • Thats more hours than anyone will ever spend
    working, more hours than all the schooling for a
    masters or doctoral degree, more hours than most
    people get to enjoy their families

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Magisip ka, kapatid!
  • Imagine all that time lost…
  • 10 years…nakatapos ka na sana ng Ph.D.,
    nakapagsimula at kumita sa negosyo, nagtatag ng
    NGO, natuto ng musical instrument or other skill,
    nakatulong sa daan-daang tao, nabasa mo na sana
    ang buong Bible 97 times!

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Think about it
  • What do you want to be the greatest influence in
    your life? In the life of your kids (or future
    kids)?
  • How would you compare your TV/movie/video time
    and your Bible reading time? Your prayer time?
  • How many spiritual books have you read this year?

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Who do you want to influence your kids?
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A Channel 23 Psalm
  • The TV is my shepherd, I shall not want
  • Its make me to lie down on the sofa
  • It tempts me away from the faith, it assaults my
    soul
  • It leads me in the paths of sex and violence for
    the sponsors sake
  • Yea, though I walk in the shadow of Christian
    responsibilities
  • There will be no interruption
  • For the TV is with me
  • Its cable and remote, they comfort me

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Channel 23 Psalm
  • It prepares a commercial for me
  • In the presence of my worldliness
  • It annoints my head with consumerism
  • And my coveting runneth over
  • Surely laziness and ignorance shall follow me all
    the days of my life
  • And I shall dwell in the house, watching TV
    forever

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Finally, corrective measures
  • Be convinced that TV has become a negative
    influence globally
  • Limit TV viewing time by choosing the shows you
    really want to see
  • Start making rules in your home
  • Talk to your household about it
  • Avoid meals in front of the TV
  • Go for only one TV per household

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From the experts Aric Sigman
  • Sigman also gives the following guidelines 30
    minutes to one hour maximum of TV watching for
    children aged 3 to 7, one hour for those aged 7
    to 12, and one-and-a-half hours for those aged 12
    to 15, and two hours for teenagers aged 16 and
    above, and even for adults.
  • This includes even educational shows.

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Other pointers
  • Parents dont make TV a babysitter
  • Control the TV time( video games)
  • Watch TV with your kids
  • Take time to plan for your kids
  • Take time to go out w/ your family
  • New moms No TV for babies
  • Newlyweds wait 3 mos 1 yr before buying a TV

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Some things we can do (even w/ kids)
  • Sing/learn songs
  • Listen to music
  • Take care of pets
  • Visit relatives
  • Help kids with HW/do household chores together
  • Learn a hobby or craft
  • Do a Bible study with someone
  • Clean up the closets/storeroom (!)
  • Start exercising (we all need it)

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Some things we can do with our kids
  • Visit an orphanage
  • Make cards
  • Playing board games
  • Learning Pinoy games piko, sungka
  • Grow a garden
  • Read a book read books to your kids/pamangkins
  • More ideas at websites like www.trashyourtv.com

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Labas tayo!
  • Visiting a relative
  • Visiting an orphanage/HOPE site
  • Various sports swimming, badminton
  • Going to a park/playground/zoo
  • Biking/kite flying
  • Walking/pahangin lang
  • Eat out (kahit hindi mahal)
  • Planned family vacation every yr

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  • Eto at iba pang mga material ay makikita sa
  • www.addtoyourlearning.com

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For further study
  • Daniel Goleman. Emotional Intelligence (Bantam,
    1995). Ch 10,16
  • Michael Medved Diane Medved Saving Childhood
    (HarperCollins, 1998). Ch 2,3
  • Douglas Vicky Jacoby. The Quiver (IPI, 2005).
    Ch 20
  • Ross Campbell. Relational Parenting (Moody,
    2000). Ch 7.

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In closing
  • Lets talk about this lesson and pray about our
    decisions
  • Make the Bible (and nothing else) your standard
    for living
  • Dont just watch life, LIVE it!

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YOU and THE TUBE
Thank you for coming!
  • Christian Perspectives on the Influence of TV
  • By Rolan Weng Monje
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