The nickelodeon channel on TV is very interesting and there is a side to it that people haven’t thought about.
When children are very small they watch the likes of Dora the Explorer, Blues Clues and Barney and they teach about cooperation and helping each other.
Dora the Explorer
As the children grow they carry on watching nickelodeon though progress to the Nickelodeon Jr channel, and suddenly the focus changes.
Instead of the programs being about cooperation and helping people, suddenly it’s about getting one over the adults and how stupid the adults really are. And the behaviour displayed by the children on the show is classic needy behaviour and putting others down
A classic program for this on Nickelodeon Jr is The Suite Life of Zac and Cody.
Suite life of Zac and Cody
As they grow older they start watching programs like Geordie Shore, Teen Mom, Teen Dad and Keeping up with the Kardashian.
Add in Marketing and Political Correctness and the overall behaviour message bombarding and washing over everyone at the moment is Needy, Needy, Needy, Needy, Needy.
Adults aren’t immune, one only has to look at any of the reality programs and the same behaviour traits come through.
It’s the same as drug dealing, get them hooked in at the start and then exploit them later on. Marketers know it themselves, hook in the children you have customers for life.
Once someone becomes needy dependant, selfishness follows