Programs for kids can be a real pain to manage, especially if you’ve got a lot of them.
If you’re a parent, there are a few things you can do to help with managing them.
First, it’s wise to do the following: Start tracking how often each program is running on your set.
This will help you understand which programs are causing problems and which ones are helping.
Once you know how often your program is in the foreground, you can start changing your programming priorities.
For example, you may want to set up an alert when the “programs” list gets too full to keep track of.
For each program on your show, start tracking which programs it’s currently playing.
If the list is full, start cutting down the programs on your program list to make room for more of your favorite shows.
Keep an eye on the amount of times each program starts and stops on your network.
You can also check your network for programs that are playing, but not on your channel.
Once a program is no longer playing on your local network, you have to move on to the next program.
Keep a copy of the program’s name and time stamp on a piece of paper.
This is where you can go back to and see if you can get rid of the offending program.
If there’s no program on the list, it could be because it’s not running anymore.
If it’s a recurring program that is playing on all your channels, it might be a good idea to consider getting rid of it as well.
For more info, check out the NGPV Kids article.
This article is part of the NGNG’s Parenting Network series.