Essay by aleemHigh School, 11th gradeA-, October 2005

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Censorship is a very slippery slope in any province, state, country, nation, or continent. A lot of people agree or disagree with having their government's take on a bigger or lesser role in censorship. I believe that the government should have a much more appropriate role in censoring some media that is portrayed to the world. Children are often unsupervised, and exposure at an early age can cause irreparable harm to them. Ignorance is bliss, I'd rather not know about something horrible about to happen, before it happens, suspense and fear are not a good combination! Prohibition of some or most material has the potential to slow down or prevent "dangerous material" from reaching to some people.

Children are often unsupervised at home and at a very early age they usually start watching television. They become lifetime viewers as they slowly grow older. I know this from experience with my tremendous amount of baby cousins, when they are very young around a year old, they watch very little television, now they are about four to six years old and their eyes are constantly glued to the "boob box".

As they get older in the double-digit ages, their interest slowly declines. The same theory goes for me, my brother, and many of my friends whom I have known since we were babies. At the age I am now, 16, I do not have much interest in a television's media as I do in my world, in my life, in the society, and in school. Of course I watch it every so often when I have a chance or when I feel like it, but that's about it. When children have been staring at violence for years on end since they were little, their standards for an effect on them from...