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  • There should be censorship on TV relating to approximate age of viewers, time of day show is watched.

    Today's young children are aware of far too much for their emotional age to process properly. It's OK for them not to be aware of the fundamental processes of sex, why women need pads of various sizes, why men need penis arousers, etc. Let them live in ignorance of the adult world for a while. They will get there soon enough. Let them play and be children without concerns of nuclear war. We don't need to rid them of their innocence too soon. If parents can't control what their children watch, someone does, and that turns out to be the government. Any show directed to children should be free of swear words, sexual innuendos, extreme violence, adult subjects and should not be on network TV before 9:00 p.M. Cable shows are a whole different subject, and I would hope parents censor those shows on their own, and smartly.

  • Yes, think of your children.

    Television censorship is to protect children and adults from viewing harmful material.
    Violence and pornographic material are censored due to the effects it may have upon an individual.
    VIOLENCE: A child who were to watch a violent movie that promotes the protagonist as a hero for his/her violence may lead to the child thinking it is okay for them to use violent actions. They may go to school and hit another child and may not realise that they can not do that. But how do they know? It was okay on the TV?

    PORNOGRAPHIC/ SEX: Pornographic movies also hold a lot of controversy as most parents don’t want their children seeing these graphic images, as they are too young to worry about things such as puberty, sex and rape. It is up to the parent’s jurisdiction as to when they learn about such things.

    LANGUAGE: Bad Manners and swearing are common in adult films, for a child to see or hear these things may lead to the child doing or saying the same things.
    How many young children/teens do you hear swearing because they have heard it somewhere in a nonchalant matter. It is becoming their everyday language.

  • No absolutely no

    A person can't be told what to see or what not to
    it's his/her choice to see it
    it also takes our right to speech people , actor,actress working in a movie or serial do alot of hardwork then censorship fails all of it
    it not only hurts them but also waste their hardwork

  • Yes, but to an extent.

    The seven curse words are not necessary on television, because they're just words one uses to describe their anger, excitement, or happiness in some cases. They should be banned from television for the sake of our children's vocabulary. However, violence is a typical reaction to conflict, and should be acknowledged by our youth to understand the potential consequences of a disagreement. Also, sexual exploitation, male or female, should be made known by our children and marketed the same way bullying and drugs are.

  • To an extent, yes.

    The "Magnificent Seven" curse words are overall nonsense. They're just words to use when you can't find terms to describe an emotion like anger, excitement or surprise. So it shouldn't be allowed on television for the sake of our vocabulary. However, violence is a typical reaction to conflict. Children need to understand the consequences of a disagreement through cartoons and shows that interest them. Also, sexual exploitation, male or female, should not be blatantly shown, but should be explained through child based commercials the way bullying and drugs are being televised in commercials, just to imply how wrong it is.

  • Um Totally Yea!

    Have you ever wanted a movie and start wondering if it’s appropriate for your child to watch? Well I have, there was a time where I was watching a movie called “The Lies We Tell, The Secrets We Keep.” Now by just reading the title of the movie. We should highly allow censorship towards kids because whatever they’re watching can be unhealthy, they can mimic a line off of TV to his/her friend, they can grow up thinking it’s ok to act a certain way in real life as on to what they watched.
    What I require the most censorship to be held at is the library and on movies. It puts a strong foothold on the kids and also it can let them know that it is not safe to watch, children can look at a movie scene and would start to want more of it and next thing you know, they’re addicted to as they get older. We shouldn’t want our kids drawn to such negativity between the pages of a book or the visuals that they look at on TV.
    The second reason why I think there should be censorship is because they will copy everything they hear to another person. For example, a child can say something negative to his/her parent that they heard off of a movie and they may not really mean what they say, but it can be highly disrespectful towards the parents and the child. The more they say it, the more they think its “cool” to say and next thing you know they’re saying it all the time. Its unhealthy for the other kids they tell it to.
    Lastly, the other reason is because the children can start to think its ok to act out what they see on TV. For example, a 14 year old boy is shooting dice and smoking marijuana. The little boy or little girl will start to fantasize that and the character will start to be a “role model” to that child. Or there can be a 24 year old young man cursing and the child would start to curse too. The whole point of this topic is they mimic on what they say and it leaves a bad reputation or impression on kids.

  • Don't shelter children.

    No, tv should not be censored. Most of the 'censored' things on television are normal, everyday things that you might one day have to deal with: racism, sexual situations, death, violence, cursing, etc. Censoring those things might be worse than leaving them on the air, because if you keep censoring them, not only is it against the First Amendment (right to free speech) but it's also not going to make these issues any easier to deal with. Seeing racism on television won't make children racist, because most children know that racism is not okay. Besides, most children are smart enough to know that if they see it done on television, that doesn't mean they should do it.

  • Obviously, yes TVs should

    Obviously, yes TVs should. Parents can't control what their children watch all the time. Kids watch 28 hours of TV every week. Moreover, the TV shows a lot of sexual content, violence, or even bad manners etc. Kids are innocent and easily influenced, and will emulate the bad behaviors TV would have shown. This is why TV should always practice censorship.
    Posted by: Nazirah

  • Obviously, yes TVs should

    Obviously, yes TVs should. Parents can't control what their children watch all the time. Kids watch 28 hours of TV every week. Moreover, the TV shows a lot of sexual content, violence, or even bad manners etc. Kids are innocent and easily influenced, and will emulate the bad behaviors TV would have shown. This is why TV should always practice censorship.
    Posted by: Nazirah

  • Obviously, yes TVs should.

    Parents can't control what their children watch all the time. Kids watch 28 hours of TV every week. Moreover, the TV shows a lot of sexual content, violence, or even bad manners etc. Kids are innocent and easily influenced, and will emulate the bad behaviors TV would have shown. This is why TV should always practice censorship.

  • I don't think so.

    In most shows, TV when it's censored gets boring for the general public audience. In my opinion, censoring TV is like censoring freedom of speech. Sure, on random shows, the bleeps make things funnier, but however, it still ruins the scenes. I think all networks and companies and producers, etc. should leave all their shows in their entirety. Take for example, when WWE went under PG rule in 2008 after Linda McMahon discussed it at a conservative media conference, certain things were banned, like the usage of swear words was banned, extreme violence was banned, blood was banned, sex scenes were banned, (I hate sex to be honest), but however, ironically the company calls itself World Wrestling Entertainment, yet it always fails to entertain the public. We should be free to say whatever we want on television. Censored or not, I stand with free speech. And besides, the seven bad words are used for emphasis or impact. And it's not just wrestling that's censored, it's other shows too! The FCC have abused its censorship power for too long! There is a long list of words that are banned on television, which is unfair. Like, for example, you can't say the word 'penis; on television. Sometimes I feel like I don't even need to explain why it makes no sense. Jesus fucking Christ.

  • Its just really dumb.

    First of all this if you want to censor to yr asking to much for just censoring your asking every to, radio and other programs to take time a very long time to censor. Also it mater because you learn case words nudity and other inerpropret when they grow up there gunna learn it anyway if you children wacth it theyll just be prepared to exept it and know what there gunna expect when they grow up

  • This is dumb

    Why do we need to censor tv? I wait all day at school to eat chips and tv and u yes people are just going to say YES TO CENSORSHIP ON TV! Sooooooooooo lame learn the meaning of life people that say YES TO CENSORSHIP!!! TV is for entertainment not debating on. #Dropthemic

  • Your dumb if you think yes

    It shouldnt bc to face the truth all you soccer mom sheltering parents your 7 your old learns curse words at school. Yea they do. Cause all those geto kids that have a bad childhood bc there parents are drug addicts learn those words really young bc of there parents and tell other kids at school that. So i dont see the big deal

  • What good is censorship really?

    I truly believe it is a waste of time for the news, radio, theaters and TV that they censor what we chose to watch. It takes away from the truth, art and origialality of what was actually writen. The parent/adult has the choice for what their children watch or listen to. Because in my eyes when you censor the news, programs, shows, music and movies. You are treating adults like children. Parents/Adults are responsible for their own children not you. A movie at a theatre already knows not to sell tickets to certain movie's unless the child is 18 years of age. If the stores put certain CD's and movies in locked up glass cases only to be sold to adults 18 and over many children will still have access to them. If they can lock up razors in a glass case. Why can't you do the same damn thing with un-censorsed merchandise? Unless the parent locks them up at home. However they can still buy them on the street. The parent is responsible for their own children not the industry or the government. By censoring these pieces of art in some cases your basically treating Adults like children. There are TV's that do have parental control on them. As well as computers, and phones. The parent can program what they don't want their children to watch. They should have phones that are sold to children under 18 that are programmed for this reason. I feel it is wrong for we the people have a problem when we enjoy watching movies and music, concerts or music videos on TV and they are edited. It takes away from the true art in its entirety. It's upsetting. It's wrong. And besides that if a child really and truly wants to watch anything uncensored they will find a way to do so. I am 54 years old and I once was 18 and under. So believe I know. I always found a way to watch or listen to what I was curious to see or hear. In ending censorship is a waste of time. Where there is a will there is a way.

  • No absolutely no

    A person can't be told what to see or what not to
    it's his/her choice to see it
    it also takes our right to speech people , actor,actress working in a movie or serial do alot of hardwork then censorship fails all of it
    it not only hurts them but also waste their hardwork

  • We have a Constitutional right.

    The first amendment states that we have a right to freedom of press and to speech. Though television wasn't invented in the eighteenth century, the idea of sharing information freely is still the same. Granted, some restrictions still apply, like swearing on shows meant to be watched by toddlers is not appropriate, but that is what ratings are for. If someone is going to watch a show labelled R, then they can bet there will be swearing and it is their choice to watch it.

  • No censorship good

    Kids should beosed to thing that happen every day gun violence,sex,drugs and swearing is something we all do you can tell your kid the bad of those things kids need to learn about racism all these things may happen in ther life time.As the kid gets older thay will learn

  • Freedom is a human right - censorship undermines that right.

    Once you start telling other people what they can or cannot hear, see, smell you are on the road to exercising force to stop people from hearing, seeing, smelling. It is then only a matter of time before someone gets killed and lose of life is a loss of freedom.

  • How does profanity and nudity hurt people?

    Trick question; it dosen't. Your kid isn't going to be scarred for life because he sees a pair of tits or hears someone throw around the word 'fuck'. There is no logical reason to censor anything.

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