Should parents censor textbooks and other literature for children in schools? essay sample

 

 

Censorship is an inherent attribute of the digital age, and parents usually choose the best suitable content for their little kids. This responsibility partially lies on schools as they determine most of the printed content children come across during their school years. There are all kinds of books these days, including those about sexuality, drugs, wars, politics, religion and other sensitive or inconvenient topics. In addition, educators consider some of them to be useful and informative, which is why literature with “adult themes” leaks into the school program and gets criticized by adults.

 

Miscellaneous as it is, literature shall be present on the school list. Educators completing school program shall choose books according to several qualifiers such as a relevant topic, real-life problematic, characters, and plot. They shall not forget about morality and ethics that may create most dubious problems for readers to solve. Books containing foul language may appear irrelevant according to other criteria after all. Besides, schools have to rate books according to the age of children. High school students are quite ready to discuss sexuality or other sensitive topics. For younger students, it would be more appropriate to discuss more neutral moral problems.

 

As for parents, they hardly have enough proficiency to censor books approved by educators. We can like or dislike certain literature because of our subjective perception, but there are ethical and moral problems worth reading about. Certainly, parents become indignant as they see school textbooks contain foul language – that is why we need censorship. As for the rest, it is the task for educators to choose materials relevant for students.

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