In movie theaters, G means the movie is suitable for all ages, PG means some material is not suitable for pre-teenagers and parental guidance is suggested, PG-13 means that parents should be strongly cautioned to give special viewing guidance to those under the age of ... ... middle of paper ... ...not be able to prohibit the viewing of certain shows. Parents should be the ones making the decision of their child’s viewing. Even if the networks do censor shows, doing so will not make a big difference on anyone’s life. If parents want to keep their children innocent then they will never be able to see the light of day because there is violence happening around us at all times. In the First Amendment, there are five freedoms mentioned: exercise of religion, press, assembly, petition to the government, and speech.
They don’t feel like the traditions of the Mennonite f... ... middle of paper ... ...oice but to grow up as a perfect Mennonite child. Which is how the church intends them to grow up. East Village attempts to restrict the media influence in town’s people’s lives. This is a movement that is backed by the church. They claim that the movies will cause children in the town to want leave the Mennonite faith.
When a film is put out to the public it is first reviewed by a movie rating board who then assigns the film a rating to tell people what age groups the film is suitable for and what the film contains. Movie selection for minors should solely be the responsibility of that child’s parent, not some critic that watches films and then makes decisions for other people about who can watch it and who can’t. People just need to start to understand the real meaning of free speech and expression in this country. Too many people are taking it for granted. People who are for the censorship of films may argue that it’s for the good of our children, shielding them from violence and sex, and not exposing them to something that they claim may be mentally harm... ... middle of paper ... ...from the other side of this argument is the fact that profanity and sexually explicit material shouldn’t be exposed to young children without their parental permission.
It’s the same as blaming violence on movies. Recently, over 230 independent scholars wrote an open letter to academic journal publishers asking them to refrain from publishing statements that link media violence to societal aggression. Movie violence is not having a negative impact in our everyday lives or harming anyone so why should the MPAA have to change their ratings system. Instead of harassing the MPAA, they could instead just prevent their children from watching a movie if they don’t approve of it. You can’t blame a movie for a person’s actions.
Is he being mischievous or did a scene from a movie he was watching an hour before trigger it? Sometimes it is difficult to assess a situation quickly enough to respond. The most difficult decision would be, what would our response be? If we let it go and it was an unwarranted behavior, we risk giving a positive reinforcement to the behavior. On the other hand, if it was as innocent as a form of echolalia, it will be most definitely wrong to reprimand th... ... middle of paper ... ...e. The child may find himself or she questioning his or her decisions because it has always been that the opinions of their parents matter the most and not theirs.
So, certain choices simply will not be made due to values established at an early age, since cognitive moral development restricts "free will" to some degree. Obviously, growing up in a Mafia family would put Mikey in an environment where he experiences a tainted view of right and wrong. Also, in the family situation, pressures from the group (the family) often influence the individual's behavior making the individual's decisions more difficult. Therefore, someone not taught independence will have trouble standing up against the family. For example, Mikey holds a notion o... ... middle of paper ... ...uot;no regrets."
Be careful what you wish for is one of the biggest lessons the child viewers is suppose to receive from Home Alone. In this film there are obvious and less obvious morals. I will discuss how this film relates to The Secret Garden and The Wizard of Oz. Along with Joe L. Kincheloe’s essay in the Kinderculture: The Corporate Construction of Childhood. The makers of Home Alone might have not intended to teach their young viewers that in times when you are in danger you should lie and pretend that everything is under control.
If a kid wants to watch a certain show or movie on television, then they will simply go to a friends house that doesn’t have the V-Chip. My solution to the problem rests on the shoulders of the parents. They parents must be knowledgeable about their child’s maturity level and whether or not they can handle such programming. By educating the parents on the content of certain shows, movies, and video games, I believe the amount of blame toward the entertainment industry for violence will be alleviated. After all, children are a reflection of their parents.
Just like when parents take away that favorite M-rated video game or turn off that R-rated movie, usually adults mean the best when they censor. They just want to protect their children. But, censorship does not end at the home. Some learning resources may be censored because they go against a certain religion, belief, or view (Taylor 8). This happ... ... middle of paper ... ...ights as everyone else, We’ve always been responsible—this wouldn’t have been a big deal if it had been released as we had intended” (Emert).
The government should not control the content of television shows and limit the amount of weekly violence shown. The responsibility of controlling the viewing of television shows expressing acts of violence should specifically be in the hands of parents. Parents are becoming too reliant upon governmental provisions with respect to raising their children and television violence is becoming an excuse for criminal acts. Children, especially younger children, are impressionable, but with proper guidance from a parental source in regards to television viewing, kids are not likely to act out violent television images. In an article written by Kevin D. Browne and Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis out of Lancet, dated 2/19/2005, Volume 365 in issue 9460, on page 702 a collection of research shows short-term effects increasing the likelihood of aggressive or fearful behavior in younger children, especially in boys.