Petition To Save CBeebies & CBBC

Petition To Save CBeebies & CBBC

If, like me, you feel you owe a lot to CBeebies - oh, those mornings it kept my little one occupied while I tried, bleary-eyed, to shock myself awake with a bucket of coffee - then you might be interested to hear about a petition to save the BBC's much-loved children's channels.

The Manchester Evening News reports:

A petition set up to save the BBC's children's channels has been signed by more than 155,000 parents in just over 24 hours.

The campaign has been launched ahead of a government paper being published today which reportedly sets out plans which put CBeebies and CBBC under threat.

Supporters say the proposals, which are expected to take funding away from the channels, will put them under threat and will see children bombarded with adverts on commercial channels.

The 38 Degrees petition, addressed to David Cameron, reads:

Please drop your plans to take money away from Cbeebies and CBBC. Our children deserve quality television on channels without adverts.

Why is this important?

The government is trying to take money away from Cbeebies and CBBC so more children's programmes can be shown on channels with adverts.

CBeebies and CBBC allow us those precious few minutes to make a cuppa or put the washing on the line. And it means we don't have to sit our little ones in front of adverts running every few minutes on the other channels.

There's something really special about CBeebies and CBBC. Please sign the petition to protect CBeebies and CBBC.

Would you be aggrieved if CBeebies and CBBC ended up being scrapped?

If you feel so inclined, you can sign the petition here.

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  • Jsouth

    completely agree to save CBeebies my children would be lost. 

    • YorkshireGranny

      how about playing with your children instead of plonking them in front of a TV whilst you get on with your busy lives? They grow up so quickly, before you know it they're leaving home; precious time together is given over to the box in the corner rather than playing, reading, singing, making things together. Housework will be there tomorrow, or when they're in bed/napping! 

      • Mr_A2

        A petition didn't save BBC3, sadly I doubt it's going to save kids TV either. Just buy the DVD boxsets of the shows - chances are kids watch the same episode of a show over and over anyway!

        Having said that, kids shows these days are dangerous to watch - the night garden features characters called "Ninky nonk" and "Maka Paka" apparently. Does no one see a problem with these names? Picture the scene in your local toy shop, you approach the wretched monsters on the shelves (the toys, not the children, I feel I must make that point clear before I get mumsnet PMSing at me) and your little darling screams "Look mummy, a ninky nonk" All of a sudden, we have civil war on our hands!

        • Danni91

          my children love Cbeebies please keep it going. Tv just wouldn't be the same :-(