Dear Sir, Thank you for allowing me space in your much read paper to highlight the effects on young people’s minds the TV3 programme ‘A Girl’s Guide to 21st Century Sex’ showing on Friday night at 10.30pm can have and I am one of those people who want it banned.
When I rang TV3’s office I was told that the show had been passed by a committee there and that it is educational. I was told that it highlights during each break that it is not suitable for everyone, but someone who is of the same view as me says no such thing.
I was told by people in TV3 that at 10.30pm at night young people would be gone to bed and that was the reason why it is on so late. In my view the reason it is on so late is, and I may be wrong and hopefully I am, the adults will be gone to bed and by its showing the vulnerable young teenagers will watch it at a time in their lives that often had awful consequences for them later. Such stress that programme is putting on parents and all God fearing people.
They cannot take the TV out of the rooms.
Someone said to me that I need not have a TV. I do not look at much TV but there are some very good programmes on it. I prefer music. Luckily I saw what I saw or I could not be doing what I am now.
Shortly after we went into the EEC as it was then called, some of the ICA members in our local guild highlighted the problems of teenage drinking and the effects it was having on our young people and being told at a Federation ICA meeting by educated people that we are in the EEC now and that if the youth want to drink let them drink. That was not my view then and it is not now.
Our resolution went to an ICA council meeting and as a result there was a one day seminar in Dublin where there were representatives from every organisation in the country. Sadly we were up against a brick wall by the Government and other powers that be as regards bringing in identity cards and no name clubs as recommended at the seminar.
It was a waste of time to bring in the cards and such stress for those trying to do good. So many lovely people are in their graves today as a result of people not caring and those beautiful young people being allowed to drink often to cover up something else.
I hope those who sat back can live with their consciences today. Corruption thrives when good people do nothing.
I hope also that my conscience is clear and that I did all in my power through all those years since.
Some people I was talking to as regards the TV3 programme said that the TV can put on what they like after 9pm and that everyone has enough to do to look after their own children. They say the pen is mightier than the sword.
Some old people like me said that they do not look at Irish TV, that they look at quizzes on Sky. Another old person said that she plays cards five nights a week. It is everyone’s responsibility irrespective of age to stand up and be counted.
I for one am not prepared to sit down. I am one of those people who needs an apology from the TV3 team, taking up so much of my time and causing me so much worry and stress. I deserve better than that at my time in life.
I was told that they have warned people each break but I understand they did not.
Thanking you again,
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