Music Censor shipWhy censoring music is not an effective method of protection from media
Problem in all genres of musicPMRC and labeling
sors si c hi p? mu It is the process of changing or banning t is music against the wishes of the creator or the intended audience. Can be bleeping, skipping, or distortingWhacen certain words. Most often thought of as the complete banning of a song or artist.
su pp f or or t Disagreement with the message. so n s Use of profanity or obscene language.Rea Protecting children
Individuals exposed to a mass media message t Effe c will expect the communication to have a greater effect on others s is than on themselves. r so n oth e We’re smarter than d- Pe Hyp everyone else so we have to protect them.Th ir
When compared to other social influences, music has little effect on an es individual’s character. i al enc The role of family and Soc peer influence is much greater than explicit lyricsi nflu play. Music does not cause a good person to “go bad.”
i on Correlation DOES NOT tio n prove causation. elat a usa Rap music ≠ gang participation Corrvs. c Heavy metal ≠ suicide.
Family is the largest social influence. ily “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he isFam old, he will not depart from it.” –Proverbs 22:6
Protecting children should not begin with silencing the artist, but with teaching them right from wrong.