World Proof Children

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“Rather than child proofing the world, we need to world proof our children”

If you’re not already a Gruen Transfer fan, then check it out (on ABC TV).  It’s a must for toughening minds to the tricks of mass media.  Todd, one of the panelists with a brain and voice well worth tuning in to, made a thought provoking statement referring to kids exposure to sexualised bill board images and mass media along the lines of …”rather than child proofing the world, we need to world proof our children.”  In other words…. two ways of looking at it.  1.  Should we be censoring mass media to protect our children or 2.  Allow our children exposure to mass media and encouraging, supporting and teaching them to think critically about it.  Leave it with you to think and talk about for now.  One thing’s for sure, the teachings from the show should have a place in the school curriculum  For another take on this issue check out Phillips Adams article ‘Bad Times Stories’.