Media should be censored to protect young children because children don't know what is real or make-believe. Their minds are manipulated because they think zombies are real and start panicking and freaking out. The truth is they are afraid to talk about it because of how media affects their minds. Media gives children low self esteem and obesity, instead of playing outside children are watching tv or playing video games.
It is not feasible to let people or companies produce media that is harmful to others. It should be regulated because people are not killed over an opinion. Also, note that the people who want to free media can't even spell the word opinion. If you can't even spell it correctly should you really voice it?
I turn the TV every night, to protect my child from all of the
constant shows with killing, shooting, raping. Every single channel seem to have something about these things, is there any form of censorship. What do we do to try and protect our children from violence. Its everywhere, I hope somehow congress can help protect our children from the environment of violence, that we are forced to watch. What happen to programs like Touched by an Angel, Father Knows Best, our children needs more smiles.
Access to everything is bad. I hope you all agree. Censorship prevents the wrong or invalid things to be passed to the public. Children should not get access to things which are not meant for them. This ccan affect their lives, their upbringing. This censorship prevents violence ,adult scenes to be telecasted.
In my opinion media must be censored in issues such as violent against human kind or immoral matter that can be harmful for family. If it is not censored step by step bad messages from that kind of program will accepted by community and they lose some of the basis moral tenets. And it will be very dangerous in my view.
Currently, our country is embroiled in partisan politics partially flamed by the partisan media. Outlets such as Fox News which deliberately spread untrue statements such as the fact that Obama is not born in the United States should be shut down. On the other spectrum, Keith Obermann should also be censored for his inflammatory remarks on the left. News should be news and not anything else.
Our children should not be exposed to this type of behavior which belongs in a strip joint with only adult entry. I myself, as an adult do not want to be exposed to this type of behavior. The "respect" factor is totally gone from most TV shows today with actions, language, and violence coloring how American's behave now.
Everybody that is disagreeing is making no since because the topic is if it should be censored for children not adults. It can cause children to make decisions they’re going to regret. On television it shows profanity, nudity, violence, and obscenity and allowing your child to watch that is endangering all of us. I know that they will experience many of those encounters but that doesn’t mean they should at an early age because it can affect the way they talk, dress, act, and learn or their attention span.
For example, if a person of one religion murdered someone of another religion, and it wasn't censored on the news, there would be wars starting between the religions, which could potentially lead the country to become a nation like Israel, (not having anything against the country itself). Censorship can prevent this occurring.
Stop putting on negative and shocking and violent news on our television stations during the day . We are bombarded with horror and our children are becoming anxious. Children are becoming fearful and are asking why people are so unkind and showing us the horror of war. I generally watch shows that have no violent content . We are interrupted by the news bulletin every half hour. The news has more violence. Our children are taught to get along and be kind to others . Our children are growing up with mixed messages . Every time the news bulletin comes on i have turn it off as my toddler and my older children are questioning and are becoming fearful traumatized from hearing about killings murders fatal car crashes and the war
Why should we censor the media? Everybody has there own right to express themselves in different ways even if it is violently. If we censor the media then nobody will know the truth of what's going on in the world. Not only that it will put us into a communist styled government.
Parents already have the ability to stop their children accessing porn on the internet. They don't because they are too stupid and lazy to do it so they want everything to be childproofed for them. I will be opting out not because I want access to porn but because I am an adult and will choose what I want to see either on the tube or the net.
Censorship prevents people from gaining access to knowledge that shouldn’t really be restricted or kept out of bounds. The spread and sharing of information is stifled. Instead of running a story about corruption in the government they will be strong-armed to do a story about a 103 year old woman instead. When polled over 86% of people said this was wrong because they have a right to know. If people don’t have the ability to seek as much information as they want, and if new creative works are not encouraged then society as a whole cannot evolve. Press is not free to report what it believes to be important.
When media is censored, it can easily be used to manipulate the public. It is bias because it is media that is controlled by the government, which means it is only news that the government will allow us to know. Everyone has a right to know the truth about what is going on in their country and around the world.
Political correctness will not become the norm, censoring all content that offends people from the media. We have our First Amendment, which defends our freedom of speech, press, and religion. However, there are many who take it upon themselves to incessantly scrutinize and block that which doesn’t appeal to them. Once you censor people’s options, you potentially censor their ability to freely express themselves. Do we really need to be censored in a country that allows us the freedom of speech?
To some people that can watch certain things censorship if annoying. I mean come on, when it is late night mostly only adults are up anyway so why censor stuff. People chose what they watch so if you do not like the language of some shows or the content then dont watch them. As for kids it should be the parents responsibility to know what the kid is watching. Many companies like direct-tv now offer services to block channels for kids and that would be the parents decision to block them. In my opinion the national government should not censor media but instead leave that up to the individual in charge
What should it matter what the government thinks about media? The artists should be able to express their ideas in whatever way they want, whether it is graphic or sexual. If you don't like how they write a story or shoot a movie, then don't let your kids watch it! Don't depend on censorship to decide what your kid watches! It also limits our view on the world to whatever the censorship wants us to see.
First off, censoring is a violation of the first amendment. It prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech etc. The Internet was made to be free and so that anyone could share the ideology that they wish. Everybody has their own right to express themselves in different ways. If we censor the media then nobody will know the truth of what's going on in the world. Censorship prevents people from gaining access to knowledge that shouldn’t really be restricted or kept out of bounds. If people don’t have the ability to seek as much information as they want, and if new creative works are not encouraged then society as a whole cannot evolve. There is no reason for internet censorship. What we can't get on the internet we can get at libraries, magazines, and books. Might as well ban them all too. Then ban all art, museums, farms, and whole cities too. They all contain the same thing the internet does. Even if you Block something to people under 18, they'll just lie about their age. It's useless. The internet is not owned by anyone. It is a place of free information that anyone may access whenever they want. When media is censored, it can easily be used to manipulate the public. It is biased because it is media that is controlled by the government, which means it is only news that the government will allow us to know. Everyone has a right to know the truth about what is going on in their country and around the world.Freedom of speech is a civil liberty guaranteed to all under the First Amendment to the Constitution. How can a teacher teach about the freedom of this "democratic" America if his or her students do not have the right to fully exercise their freedoms? Our whole constitution was written for the protection of American people and as a symbol to all others that here in the U.S. We have freedoms only dreamed about in many other countries of the world. To take away these rights in the name of fighting terrorism is not what all our veterans have laid down their lives to preserve. It is our choice if we want to listen to something or not. Who are they to say whether or not what we are listening to, or watching is for our protection. How can media harm us in any way? This takes away our freedoms because we have the right in the constitution that we are capable of making our own choices. If the government takes away this right by making restrictions, we won't have this freedom.
Parents should handle censorship. Simple. Stop trying to let the government do the job of parents. If you can't handle being a parent then don't be one. We already rely to much on government so allowing censorship of media just the icing on the cake. So not only do we make the laws and taxes, but we now control what and who can say anything about said government. Wow...We never learn anything from history.
If the government could censor, then they could hide things from the public. In doing this they would have too much power over us, and could do whatever they want. We cannot let them do this. We live in a free society and that should not be taken away from us.