Censorship in the Media

The parameters of the term censorship have been changed and manipulated very much over the years. Television and movie ratings have become more lenient against violence and indiscretion because these things are now seen as entertainment. Is this appropriate for our youth? Should children be exposed to these images so early on? How does censorship in the media affect adolescents? Children are the future of our society and need to have some understanding of real world occurrences. Ultimately, censorship can only be determined by the parents. The media cannot filter every bit of controversial images. What rights does the media have in this situation? How are their First Amendment rights applied here? As an aspiring political science major, the First Amendment is of particular interest to me. How it is applied in different conditions is usually set by precedent, but times have certainly changed as the media has. Censorship is a very prominent issue in today’s world. Children’s minds are easily manipulated and sometimes are not capable of understanding the difference between …



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