NCPCR recommends age limit for kids in reality TV shows
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 02, 2010, 18:59
New Delhi: Following an outcry over children taking part in reality shows, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights today recommended that kids below seven years should be barred from participating in such TV shows.

At a meeting of an internal committee of the commission, it was decided that the NCPCR will forward the recommendation to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry within the next two weeks.

"The age limit has only been fixed for reality TV shows as in serials or films, directors can order re-takes so the shooting is not stressful for children," NCPCR member Sandhya Bajaj said.

It also has to be decided as to how the various TV shows should be monitored, she said.

There was public clamour over the need to monitor reality TV shows after the telecast of 'Pati Patni or Woh', where very young children were made to live with couples who were not their biological parents.


First Published: Tuesday, March 02, 2010, 18:59

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