I can't be the only parent whose children are obsessed. It's time for the BBC to make online content that we can trust—preferably, without the annoying presentersby Rob Manuel / April 8, 2018 / Leave a comment
Reading the news the other morning, I saw the headline “Younger viewers now watch Netflix more than the BBC” and reflected that my own children—aged 6, 9 and 12—never watch the BBC.
They’re all keen gamers, and the only “TV” they really care about is YouTube: endless gameplay videos; walkthroughs; tutorials. Guys just shouting whilst playing games, really.
As a 44-year-old man it’s all rather irrelevant to me. I’ve turned into my own father, going “turn that racket down” about a culture I’ve largely moved on from. Gaming for me ended when my eldest turned Mario Kart into a job that I had to do on a daily basis, attempting to unlock various trophies whilst he shouted “do better, Daddy!”