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4-11-08 notes - Notes Reducing and preventing negative...

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Notes : 4/11/08 Reducing and preventing negative effects on kids Objections, origins and actions The media problem? o Some believe the media are a bag influence Negative effects Scholarly theories and empirical evidence Intuitive theories and instinctual evidence Third person effect o What can they do to protect kids? Depends on… Who “they” are o Origins of protective strategies: lawmaker, teacher, parent, studio executive What “they” object to – what is the issue? o Objections: violence, sex, advertising, news, pure time distraction (from other things) o Children are special “risk” group What they are willing/able to do about it o Actions: censorship, restrictions, regulations, education Government strategies o No government-imposed rating system on our media! o 1 st Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government” Types of speech not protected by the 1 st Amendment – things we cannot do
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  • Spring '08
  • First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Obscenity, Seven dirty words, Censorship duties Obscenity, Depicts sexual content

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