Apparently…“There are 1.4 billion televisions in the world – one for every
four people on the planet”
What TV programs have you watched in the last week?
Why do you watch these programs?
What do you get out of it?
We’re now going to watch an episode of Friends and as we watch it, I’d
like you to think about what it’s saying about right and wrong and the world
we live in...
[Watch an episode of Friends / Big brother or the like]
Series 7 - The one with the cooking class
Series 7 - The one with the stripper
What do you think Friends is saying about every day life?
What are some of the issues / problems it raises?
Telling the truth
Sex / Sexual relationships / one night stand
Attitude towards your parents
What do you think it is saying about:
Lying / Right wrong / Lying / Morals / Sex / Swearing / the way you
treat people / Families / Violence
[Do you agree with their values?]
Some people think that we should stop TV programs that include swearing,
violence and or sex…others want more…
What do you think?
The Bible says in Mark 9:47 “…if your eye causes you to sin [do bad stuff], pluck it out. It is better
for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye that to have two eyes and be
thrown into hell”
If this true, what kind of TV programs that we should avoid?
Which ones and why?
Late night 10 min porn previews / Horror / violence / how do crime…
Images stuck in your mind…American History X
[How do we decide what should be on TV and should not be on TV?]
How can TV programs effect / influence the way you behave?
Jamie Bulger...“In Great Britain major concern was expressed over media
violence following press reports that the two child killers of the toddler
Jamie Bulger and the killers in two more brutal murders were influenced by the
two video tapes Child's Play 3 and Juice”
The Bible says that sex out of marriage, murder, swearing, violence is
wrong…should we watch TV programs that include these things?
To finish I’d like you to think about the TV programs you watch on TV…
What kind of rating would you give them when it comes to the following:
Bad language / nudity / Sex / violence / horror / drugs