The Ultimate Protection for your Children

 

 

So recently, there has been a lot of rave about immorality being introduced subtly into children content: cartoons, school textbooks, even biscuit designs. Parents are concerned and worried about their children going astray with all these as they cannot keep an eye on every single thing their children have access to. 

People are disconnecting from Dstv, banning children from movies, replacing their entertainment with books, etc. 

But there is one never failing protection. 

I grew up watching Action movies not cartoons - Jet Li, Rambo n co. But my mom always watched the movies first before letting us watch. Any movie with an adult scene, once their heads were gravitating towards each other, she would switch to Tv, fast forward the video and switch it back to the movie. We got so used to it that even when we grew older and were allowed to watch movies on our own, the oldest among us would take it as their job to switch channels once they started "doing nonsense". Before we started watching any movie, we made sure the remote control was at hand. We only relaxed when it was Indian movies 'cause no matter how close their heads got, they would never kiss. Not until years later, when Bollywood got contaminated by Hollywood. With all this training, I was still exposed to immoral content. 

During one of my secondary school holidays, my neighbour gave me a movie to watch. I was alone in the house that day. I slotted in the movie and all I could see was women with full frontal nudity. I thought I could go past the naked women to see what the movie was about but it was obvious this was not a matter of switching channels, I just pulled the movie out and returned it. 

What made me irritated rather than excited to see a movie like that? I can say it was just the grace of God. God has mercifully delivered me from so many compromising situations I have found myself in over the years. These days, with easy access to internet and smart phones, it's even more dangerous for children and teenagers. I hear Ikydz is a great tool to control what your children have access to over the internet. Moreso, have you taught them what is right? Or do you shy away from discussing sensitive topics? 

I believe in God's supernatural keeping. No matter how much we shield our children from such exposures, if they are not being kept by God, we'd be surprised at what they'd turn into. So train your children in the way they should go and in all your doings, make sure to pray for them. When you are not there, God will watch over them. 

©Radiant ~ August 2017

6 comments

  • Nkafu Bechem

    Nkafu Bechem Florida

    This is great my dear Chidi, God remains the supernatural guard over us and He listens and responds to the poor ladies and particularly the widows.

    This is great my dear Chidi, God remains the supernatural guard over us and He listens and responds to the poor ladies and particularly the widows.

  • Frank

    Frank Enugu

    Well said Chidiogo

    Well said Chidiogo

  • Bella Samuel

    Bella Samuel Lagos, Nigeria

    Well said ma'am, but I'll love to add this to it. I believe this abnormalities goes even beyond the movies or entertainment shown on the screen. It's all around us. All needed is for both the parents and children understand fully whom they are in Christ and what they stand for.

    Well said ma'am, but I'll love to add this to it. I believe this abnormalities goes even beyond the movies or entertainment shown on the screen. It's all around us. All needed is for both the parents and children understand fully whom they are in Christ and what they stand for.

  • Kaka

    Kaka Lagos

    Very apt and true. Its what we model, they become. Thanks for this

    Very apt and true. Its what we model, they become. Thanks for this

  • Shimonkepha

    Shimonkepha

    The most powerful way is to imbibe the right core values. I was discussing with a colleague today on people taking one-way. He said that the best solution is to have the police stationed to catch offenders but I replied that it isn't the most sustainable rather teach people, encourage them to develop the right attitude because the police will not be there always. Inner, internal control is more powerful and lasting than the external ones. Your parents did right

    The most powerful way is to imbibe the right core values.
    I was discussing with a colleague today on people taking one-way.
    He said that the best solution is to have the police stationed to catch offenders but I replied that it isn't the most sustainable rather teach people, encourage them to develop the right attitude because the police will not be there always.
    Inner, internal control is more powerful and lasting than the external ones.
    Your parents did right

  • Ekeluo

    Ekeluo Awka, Anambra

    That's something underestimated, parental control of movies. But as you said, imparting in the child the need to avoid such is key. Because no matter how hard one tries, you cannot always be there. So we must be sure to discuss adult issues as soon as the child begins to ask, don't shy away! Give them reasons to be good.

    That's something underestimated, parental control of movies. But as you said, imparting in the child the need to avoid such is key. Because no matter how hard one tries, you cannot always be there. So we must be sure to discuss adult issues as soon as the child begins to ask, don't shy away! Give them reasons to be good.

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