In a recent recommendation, The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has urged the governmant to ban children below 16 years of age from participating in reality shows.
The issue has been debated across various sections – schools, film and TV industry, parents, teachers and kids since June’ 08
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Shinjini, a participant on a Bengali music reality show, suffered a breakdown and had to be hospitalised in June after she was severely rebuked by the judges for her performance.
Sometime ago, Bournvita Quiz contest fame Derek O’ Brien launched a campaign across 4500 schools in India to ban their students from participating in such shows. Some schools agreed and some didn’t.
Now the Government of India is mulling over this issue and will be out with a definite rule by the end of this month.
Meantime, some of the TV show producers and parents have suggested that the age limit could be 12 and not 16!
What do you think?
Have you ever participated in reality shows?
How was the experience, the shooting schedules, the behaviour of judges . . .?
Is it more fun than participating in school contests or the contests held in public?
Share your views here!
January 29, 2009 @ 9:50 pm, by Shrishti
I think that these shows that exploit kids for our entertainment shoud be banned !