Censorship In America Today

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Censorship Today in America Censorship is used in various ways in the telecommunicating world TV for example. The United States has so much control over the things we watch on television because of censorship. Censorship is used on television to block derogatory comments or views that said to be inappropriate to children under the age of 17. The broadcasting networks tightened up on programs in language and nudity in the late 90’s. Censorship is used in television by ratings such as General audience, Parental Guidance Suggested, PG-13 strongly advises guidance for children under age 13 and R requires accompaniment by an adult for children under age 17, or 18 in some states. The media today is filled with entertainment because without entertainment…show more content…
They also made it to were children networks don’t have many commercials and air mostly education programs so that children are learning instead of killing the cells they could be building. Addressing the violence on television they once adopted the Television violence act which expired in 1993 say that broadcasting networks had to limit the violence in their programs. They also made it possible to block programs by passing an act called the Telecommunication act making television manufactures make a special chip to let parents block things that were not appropriate in parents’ opinions for children to watch. Different censorings are the aspect of blocking the television shows and channels you would prefer not to watch. The more violent acts that individuals see on television the more death and crime rates go up in the United States. It shows that most long-term exposure to acts of violence is the major cause of homicides assaults and other acts of violence in the country. Nine out of ten child programs have acts of violence in them before children will have reach the age 16 they will have witnessed 200,000 acts of violence and 33,000 murders. The violence can be decreased by teaching our children early on that violence is not the key we should not have to censor what we…show more content…
The U.S. Gov. is just trying to protect its people from doing the wrong things in society and trying to hinder the act of violence which is proven to increase with the violence on television through heinous acts of violence. With the way society is today it would be best if the United States stayed censoring televisions. The dramatic change in society is going to be the reason that censorship goes from bad to worse right now it’s to most standard of sensory. Works Cited Censorship." West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. Encyclopedia.com. 29 Mar. 2012 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>. Olagunju, Emmanuel. "The 7 Best Technologies Of The Colour Television." Television Censorship Statistics. Emmanuel Olagunju, Jan. 2009. Web. 29 Mar. 2012. <http://www.colouroftelevision.com/television-censorship-statistics/>. Sean. "Censorship in America." TV Censorship Then and Now (2011). Censorship in America. Censorship in America, 20 Jan. 2011. Web. 29 Mar. 2012.

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