LETTER: Standards for content available in TV shows, movies and video games must also apply to schools | Opinion

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The reviews published in the Fauquier times by Max Hall, Steve Kadilak and

Nancy Treusch seems to be based on a complete misunderstanding of Moms For Liberty’s demands. Our company has a long history of providing access and consumption advice for movies, TV shows, video games, and even movie theaters and some entertainment venues. This group simply wants the same treatment applied to all materials on our K-12 school campuses.

Although Moms for Liberty did not express their views in this context, what they did say is that a book with a detailed graphic depiction of a teenage boy raping a teenage girl shouldn’t be on the library. ‘school.

Here is a way of framing what Hall, Kadilak and Treusch could understand; if the scene described was played and is part of a movie, this could get the msee a “R” rating (Under 17 requires an accompanying parent or adult guardian). A fairly clear indication this visual or mental imagery must not be on K12 campuses.

If it is a book describing sexual touching by or between pre-adolescent children, which, if filmed as described, could lead to the charge of possession of child pornography by the individual who possesses it and his sent to prison; it seems safe to say that if materials of this nature were made into video or graphics, and likely became a criminal to possess, such materials should not be on K-12 campuses either.

It is true that “no censorship” is essential to freedom of expression. And it is also true that in a civil society, developing, publishing and promoting parenthood

guidance for children’s consumption of information based on community norms is important for maintaining moral standards and the quality of behavior of future emerging adults.

Chuck Medvitz

New Baltimore

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