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Parents urged to monitor media content their children are exposed to

Kenya Film Classification Board KFCB has advised parents, caregivers, and guardians to be more vigilant and monitor the content their children are exposed to through various media platforms during the festive season.

KFCB North Rift Regional Manager, Emmanuel Mbutu, said parents need to appropriately guide their children on media content they get exposed to.

“This will help safeguard our children and future leaders from exposure to harmful content, adult content or content that would corrupt their morality.

Some of the content that our children are being exposed to on the various media platforms constitutes violence and crime, sex, obscenity and nudity, drug and other substance abuse, foul language, radicalization, propaganda for war, hate speech, and incitement, observed Mbutu.

He reiterated that protecting innocent children from exposure to harmful content is a societal responsibility and a collective duty and called upon content creators, artists, broadcasters, film distributors, film exhibitors to behave responsibly and professionally in safeguarding the welfare of children and their moral values.

The Regional Manager advised children and the youth to consume content that adds value to their lives since harmful content corrupts the good morals of the future generation.

Mbutu singled out social media as the main source of harmful content and called on parents and other stakeholders to closely monitor and guide any child on the dangers of being exposed to harmful media content.

By Kiptanui Cherono

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