The Censorship Of Television Essay

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Is television really influencing your children in harmful ways? I say that it is societies fault because parents should be paying more attention to their children. If the parents don't want to take the time to listen to there kids then who will? If the children grow up barely seeing there parents are expected to grow up perfect little angels. Was the world ready for the creation of the television? I will talk about why people believe that television is an influence on people minds. Should there be ratings on movies and television? If so what do they really mean? Can you see the future and if so can you see a world without television, violence, and sex? Censorship has been a controversial subject since the creation of the television. In this day and age violence and sex are a part of life. The violence and sex that are seen on television have been proven to manipulate the watcher. There have even been studies done stating that violence an sex can have affects making people commit violet acts. It's hard to say that television affects people because it affects people in different ways. The most affected by this are children. Only because their to young to tell the difference between fantasy and reality. I can remember when I saw a movie and the hero was so cool that I wanted to be just like him. I believe that censorship should be put on kids under the age of ten because they still haven't fully grasped the concept of right and wrong.In my opinion I say that the news played the biggest part in the controversy. It used to be that the news would tell a story and leave out the gruesome details. But, as soon as the people from the news realized that the public was interested in hearing the gruesome facts. As time progressed it became that you couldn't watch prime time television without hearing about violence and sex. This was no becoming an everyday thing. So where did we go wrong? I don't think that anyone could answer that question. If television is bad for people why do people enjoy watching? Maybe it's because it as something new to everyone. They got the gossip on what is really happening in the world. I believe that if the reality of the world hadn't come out of the bag we would be living in a boring dull society. Sure there's violence and sex everywhere you look but it happens everyday in real life. So where can you really draw the line for censorship? If I had children I would sit with them and explain the differences of television and reality. So that they could tell the difference. We don't live in a perfect society so why should the child believe that we do. It's going to be that much more difficult for that child later. When they go out and see these things in the future. So if people really ant to censor something censor real life.We have warning before each movie stating that the movie is ranted according to their contents. G, is the general, PG, parental guidance, PG-13, Parental guidance under the age of 13, R, no children under the age...

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