Should children under the age of six be allowed to see R rated movies?

  • This is america

    This is America! Children watching R rated movies should be at the discretion of the parent/guardian. Obviously theaters should maintain requiring a parent/guardian to be with the child if they are to watch R-rated movies, but flat out denying children is an inconvenience and is unnecessary. What if the film is a documentary that is R-rated? What if the film conveys a meaning that the parent wants to instill into their children? What if the parent can't find a babysitter? It shouldn't be anyone else's job but the parents to censor a child's media usage.

  • It is up to the parent

    The parent should research and check out movies for themselves. If a parent takes Little Johnny to see Deadpool, it is her fault that her kid see some not-safe-for-kids-stuff. No laws should be made against it, but parents need to stop being lazy idiots and research what an "R" rating means.

  • Its up to them

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  • It is up to the parents, within reason

    The parents should decide if their kids should or should not watch certain things, but if the kid is screaming, crying or obviously upset than then both the kid and the parent should be removed and the parent should be put on a list, so that if they get to many marks it would lead to an invistigation.

  • It is the parent's choice.

    Openness of all types should be encouraged in today's evolving society and not only should children be introduced to that society, but they should be allowed to develop their own opinions on things like this and other controversial issues. Children also most likely wouldn't develop mental illness because a movie is not a super traumatic event. Go away.

  • One Word: Never

    There's no point in denying it; watching R rated movies at such a young age makes children much more likely to become violent and mentally ill later in life.

    Denial of that is denial of scientific fact. Not only does it make kids more violent, it increases other risky behaviors, like alcohol abuse. According to the Society for Prevention Research, "R-rated and violent movies may cause children to try alcohol at an early age because of its glorification, as well as becoming desensitized and violent."

  • NO children should

    Not be able to watch R rated movies when they are in theatres. Many people may think that any person should not even be allowed to get into the rated R movie, unless you are the age of 17. If you are under the age of 17, you have to be accompanied by an adult that is the age of 21 and older. According to the website amctheatres, one of the biggest and fastest growing theatres in the United States, the author claims that the legal law to watch R rated movies is under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian age 21 or older (“Ratings information of AMC”). Most people consider humans to be mature at age 17, so therefore, a lot of people think that 17 and older should be the age and ONLY the age to watch R rated shows. Children, like it or not, don't have the prudence to know what they can and cannot emulate, and when and where they can. If a child is brought to say something that is on their mind, by them watching the R rated movie, they think that if they hear it on a show that they watch, they are allowed to say it whenever and and wherever they want. However, because of the children and parents rules at home, some parents allow their children to be able to watch R rated films. Most importantly, the decision should be made up by the parent. A lot of people bring their kids to the movie theatre because they are not able to find a babysitter for their child. Other adults claim that they have seen a major increase in the underage children who are going to R rated movies and they can not keep their quiet any longer. According to Ken Evans, Parents are strongly urged to find out more about R-rated motion pictures in determining their suitability for their children. Generally, it is not appropriate for parents to bring their young children with them to R-rated motion pictures (Ken Evans). There a lot of key points that people make about bring six year olds to R rated films however, Children should not be able to watch R rated movies when they are in theatres.

  • Not allowed to watch

    Kids under the age of 6 should not be able to watch R rated movies. Violent movies are all around these days. You can find R rated movies at almost any movie theater. These movies are causing kids to grow up in a more violent society where violence and profanity are socially acceptable. Violence and other bad behavior has been found to increase in kids who are exposed to violent and/or R rated movies according to Safe Sound Family Organization as well as Parents Perspective. Also, violent movies will most likely have disturbing scenes that might cause nightmares or emotional trauma (Grise). These violent scenes can stay with a child for many years. Also, according to the American Psychological Association, violent movies tend to develop aggression when exposed to at an early age. Drinking has also had connections with early drug and alcohol use. When a study was started of over 3,600 kids in New England, only 3% started drinking when not being exposed to violent movies while 25% started drinking after being shown violent movies. Some may say however that later in society these behaviors will be found, but multiple studies show that not showing children R rated movies to children prove to be effective when it comes to illegal behavior and violent actions. R rated movies are for the right audience, showing R rated movies prematurely to kids who cannot handle the content will lead to nothing but trouble.

  • Children under the age of 6 years old should not be allowed to see R rated movies.

    R rated movies are meant to be watched by people 18 years and older. There are ratings on movies for a reason, to prevent children from seeing inappropriate things. For example, the movie Sisters is rated R because of its bad language and the use of drugs and alcohol. If a 6 year old was to go to this type of movie, they would not be able to understand what is happening. These kind of movies can be teaching children that it’s okay to do drugs and to participate in violence. According to the website parentingsquad.Com, researchers have found that there may be a link between watching R movies and bad behavior, like smoking (Lee). This shows that R movies can be more harmful than most people think. Since young children are watching such inappropriate things at a young age, they will start to think it’s a common thing in daily life. Some may argue that it is the parents’ choice on what their children can watch. While this may be true, parents should become more aware of the harm R rated movies can cause. If parents knew about what watching R movies can do to their children, they would probably stop allowing it. Overall, children under the age of 6 should not be allowed to see R movies.

  • Students shouldn't be allowed to see rated R movies when under the age of 6 years old.

    Students at the age of six or younger should not be allowed to see rated R movies. They are not near mature or developed enough to understand nor comprehend what was actually going on. Kids shouldn't be exposed to such things at such a young age. Rated R movies are rated for having strong and frequent language and violence, nudity for sexual purposes and drug abuse. No matter if the parents are with them or not, children should not be exposed by such derogatory speech nor violence. Children under the age of even 18 are still developing and it would negatively affect their learning and development for their future by watching a movie that isn't age appropriate for them. According to Beth Holloway a psychological reporter “In teen's brains, the connections between the emotional part of the brain and the decision-making center are still developing” (Holloway). This would explain how kids could pick up certain things they see in these rated R movies and enact on them themselves, which could alternatively lead to bad decision making in their future.

  • Just think about it

    Think about a 6 year old child watching let's say... Reservoir dogs. Good film but imagine them watching that. They'll replay that (in)famous torture scene in their minds over and over again. It'll send a bad message to them and their still developing minds. If they watch it theft may think it's ok to torture people. That's why they shouldn't be allowed.

  • Children under the age of six shouldn't be aloud into a R rated movie

    I think if an adult wants to take their teenage child to an R rated movie go ahead, it's their decision! But if their kid is under the age of 13, it's a no-go! In an R rated movie there are usually a lot of adult language that your child would most likely not understand! R stands for restricted, which means that there are things that are either too inappropriate or too violent! If I were a parent I would not let my child go to and R rated movie because they wouldn't understand the content, it's too violent, and I wouldn't want them having nightmares every night (depending on the movie)!

  • Children under six should be denied entry to R rated movies

    Children under the age of six should not be allowed to see R rated movies. The rating is in place due to violence or sex scenes that are inappropriate for that age group. They do not understand that it is a movie, and may act out inappropriately. These movies are for older age brackets that can better understand the content.

  • No, I do not think children under the age of six should be allowed to see R rated movies.

    No, I do not think children under the age of six should be allowed to see R rated movies because the images on the movie screen could affect them emotionally. R-rated movies aren't meant for the eyes of children and therefore kids shouldn't be allowed to view them. Kids under the age of six are still developing and I believe that an R-rated film can negatively affect them.

  • I think these ratings serve a purpose.

    When a movie is rated R it's for a reason. There can be extreme violence, and disturbing subject matter. To me no kid under thirteen should be allowed to go in to see these films even in the company of an adult. These films can even be disturbing at times to certain adults.

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