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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Booking Through Thursday - Censoring for Age?

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In contrast to last week’s question–What do you think of censoring books BECAUSE of their intended age? Say, books too “old” for your kids to read?

I do believe that some censoring should take place.   I don't know at what age because that depends on the maturity of the child.  Every child matures differently.   I don't think I would want the kiddies reading erotica to early....but if the kids are looking for that type of stuff then it's time to have the big talk about bird and bees if that hasn't been done yet.  So again I say it depends on the child's growth.

6 comments:

Karen said...

Yes, I definitely think maturity of the child is a big part of it too.

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

We have a pretty similar point of view!

If you are interested, my answer is here.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Yes, I think guidance is probably the better word instead of censorship...here's MY THURSDAY MEMES POST

lexisjen said...

I always wondered about this because movies are so obviously rated for age. Should we start seeing PG and PG13 and R marked on the front page of novels, or would that just make kids want to read the R novels more? (Just like the movies!)

I think most parents would appreciate some kind of warning when it comes to children's and YA literature.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Yes, I agree.

here's mine:

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/05/booking-through-thursday_19.html

Sally said...

Good point. Kids do mature at differnt times I think it's best left to the parents.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/05/booking-through-thursday-18.html