TV should not be blamed

I REFER to Ms Tsang Yin-kan's letter (South China Morning Post, August 11) concerning the bad influences of TV, which has been the subject of much debate.

As I see it, we cannot put all the blame on TV producers even though I believe that TV has a great influence on children. The job of a TV producer is to try and attract as many viewers as possible.

It is also a fact that TV series with gambling, fighting or love are programmes that sell well and that is why TV stations are putting on more such dramas.

On top of that, parents have the responsibility to teach their children. They should not only show them the positive ways of life but also the negative ones. Additionally, parents should also teach their children how to deal with them.

And, they can teach them while they are watching such programmes on television.