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In an ideal world it would be great if all parents could monitor everything their children watch but realistically speaking it just is not possible In todays world movies and television has become a major part of society In fact studies show that not only does the media entertain but they also have a profound effect on an individuals behavior The statistics of the amount of violence witnessed by a typical child is shocking According to the American Psychological Association the average child sees 8000 murders and 10000 act of violence on TV before graduating elementary school Bushman 537 538 Parents since unable to monitor all of their childrens viewing are very concerned about the effects of viewing these violent acts It now becomes not only the parents job but also societys and the governments It is apparent that the only way to reduce the amount of violence seen by the public is to regulate of censor those shows containing violence Therefore the censorship of violence on public television should be made mandatory As reasonable as it may sound to censor the violence on TV the television industry strongly disagrees Zuckerman 152 They feel that not only is it unreasonable but unfair and a violation of their First Amendment rights Minow and Lamay 120 In fact the Supreme Court has held television receives less First Amendment protection than other media because it has established a uniquely pervasive presence in the lives of all Americans and is uniquely accessible to children Gibeaut 64 According to Mortimer B Zuckerman the chairman and editor in chief of US News and World Report society must tolerate the relatively small number of offensive creations offered by the entertainment industry in order to ensure freedom of speech After all that is what 2 freedom is all about In fact there is a price we must pay for our cultural freedom Zuckerman 152 153 However does the price that
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