Do you censor what your children can watch or listen to? We all do to some degree but at what age does that censorship lesson or end? Does that censorship make the child more moral or more rebellious? What type of programs and/or music do your censor? These are difficult questions for any parent to deal with especially single parents that have to decide by themselves? Although I can’t answer this question fully for your family I hope these points help in your decision making.
(1) What is the intention of the graphic violence, sexual content and or profanity? Is it to titillate the audience or is there a deeper meaning? If there is a deeper meaning will your child understand it and/or will you be there to guide them?
(2) Is your child prone to model the behaviors they see in a movie or television show?
(3) Can your child have a profound discussion on what they’ve seen and what it truly means to them and also listen to others on this same subject?
(4) Websites like http://www.kids-in-mind.com/ can also help you in deciding if this film is right for your children
I personally have had a very liberal policy imposed on me as it relates to censorship as a child in terms of what I could watch or hear and have passed this policy on to my children. There are times I regret this policy especially when they use profanity but in general I believe this policy has enabled my children to see the world in various colors and shapes. We then discuss these colors and shapes as a family. On the other hand I’ve witnessed many families shelter their children from certain types of media and have seen that have positive and negative effects on their children. I hope this information is helpful.