If a First Amendment difference is to be maintained between minors and adults, there ought at least to be more thoughtful and finely calibrated judgments about it. It is not possible in this review to cover the many arguments made for and against censorship in this book, but the overall theme is that censorship deprives us from the opportunity to evaluate, learn from, and choose what we want to see, read and hear. This results in a situation where free speech online is defined by technical default, rather than by a principled conviction in the right to free expression. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. The mere fact that a teacher's employer is a government entity does not magically make such behavior protected speech which can not be punished.
Hefner First Amendment Award in Book Publishing. Most parents, having paid the heavy taxes that fund public education, do not have the financial wherewithal to send their children to the school of their choice. Heins argues that there are no conclusive studies proving that access to sexual and violent material is harmful, but she fails to address the understandable concerns of contemporary parents who must raise children in a world where graphic sexual and violent images are readily accessible. It is just that these effects cannot be quantified. There is an urgent need for informed, dispassionate debate about the perceived conflict between the free-expression rights of young people and the widespread urge to shield them from expression that is considered harmful.
Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Those who believe in free speech would do well to remember this, as increasingly subtle forms of regulation encroach upon the internet. Attitudes towards it may well be predicated upon whether official control over artistic and critical expression is viewed as a reflection of '' society or as a formulator of it and, thus, as a tool of social and ideological manipulation : the resulting knee-jerk response apparently defies neutral mediation. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s. Nevertheless, I would recommend it. But the actual results are beside the point? However, as government employees, they are in a particularly weak position to make this claim. Read this for my independent study.
Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s. The idea here is that material that might benefit children fails to reach them, a complaint often made with reference to the restricted First Amendment rights enjoyed by children. Censorship is an avoidance technique that addresses adult anxieties and satisfies symbolic concerns, but ultimately does nothing to resolve social problems or affirmatively help adolescents and children cope with their environments and impulses or navigate the dense and insistent media barrage that surrounds them. What do they have to look forward to? The answer to conservatives' concern over the indecent values taught in schools and to the Left's desire to remove any standards of decency, is to reprivatize education. It seems to me that the degeneration of our kids started way back when Health classes in schools were replaced by sex education. Yet these assumptions mostly go unanalyzed, often even unarticularted, more instinctual than reasoned.
This is a weak argument, because it avoids the harsh truth at the heart of free speech. But where does this assumption come from, and is it true? He is a contributor to Spreading the Word on the Internet: Sixteen Answers to Four Questions, Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, 2003 ; From Quill to Cursor: Freedom of the Media in the Digital Era, Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, 2003 ; and The Internet: Brave New World? Not in Front of the Children - Book Review Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, Volume 5, May 16, 2002 www. This is a very thorough and easy-to-follow account of the history of censorship in the U. For while children are not complete innocents, they are not competent citizens either. Heins's case relies on precedent and law, but her arguments take place in a sealed intellectual chamber isolated from the real and messy world.
And it should be their decision to make. Yes, I'm all for censorship when it comes to what our very young children are exposed to. This principle effectively takes care of the argument that because we can't know whether the effects of exposure will be beneficial or detrimental we should err on the side of freedom of expression. From Plato's argument for rigid censorship, through Victorian laws aimed at repressing libidinous thoughts, to contemporary battles over sex education in public schools and violence in the media, Heins guides us through what became, and remains, an ideological minefield. A lot of legal information but presented in a pretty engaging way.
This book takes a look at the history of the censorship and the attempts to control the expression of ideas and thoughts using the threat to and protection of the innocent. Technology has often been enlisted in the quest to protect the young. A solid if incomplete contribution to a currently hot debate. Not in Front of the Children will spur this long-needed conversation. But it is at this point that the unasked questions above come into play. Hazlett, Reason Jacob Sullum , Reason Julia C. The book proceeds chronologically, from ancient Greece and Rome to the Middle Ages to current controversies involving Howard Stern and the Columbine shootings … In conclusion, she makes a well-reasoned argument that censorship in the name of children harms them more than it helps.
Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. This test holds that material should be outlawed if it might harm its most vulnerable consumers. Marcia Pally, Nov-Dec, 1998, Tikkun. With fascinating examples drawn from around the globe, she suggests that the andldquo;harm to minorsandrdquo; argument rests on shaky foundations. But where does this assumption come from, and is it true? There is an urgent need for informed, dispassionate debate about the perceived conflict between the free-expression rights of young people and the widespread urge to shield them from expression that is considered harmful. Some of the parts I liked best, though, are when she discusses how certain aspects of the issue of what our children watch aren't as fundamentally human as we might think- like the presumption of childhood sexual innocence. A lot of legal information but presented in a pretty engaging way.
This book is for parents, educators, and ministers who are concerned with the moral development of America's youth. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Click to download a copy of this article in. It inhibits straightforward discussion about sex. Censorship is appropriate because parents should be allowed to decide, to the greatest extent possible, what ideas and images their children are exposed to.