Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday asks this question: What do you think of censoring books BECAUSE of their intended age? Say, books too “old” for your kids to read?

Since I don't have kids, I have to do this hypothetically.  I wouldn't allow my kids to read books that would be deemed too old, especially if the content in the book was something that was geared for a 16 year old and the reader was under 14 or 15.  I wouldn't want my kids to be exposed to material that potentially they couldn't understand, especially if there are sexual references in the book.  And especially if the book has adult issues that come up in the book.  I suppose the best thing a parent could do would be to have some guidelines as to what can be and can't be read rather than a complete ban.


Tasha said…
I think it depends largely on the kid as an individual. My full response is here
Jo said…
I agree, I think it very much depends on the child. Yet if I felt my child would read it anyway, then I would rather it was with my knowledge so at least we can discuss the issues.
KarenSi said…
Yeah, I think it depends on the kid and whether or not they are mature enough to handle it. Like Jo if they were going to read it anyway I would rather they did and then feel able to talk about it after.
Yes, I had two kinds of responses here at MY THURSDAY MEMES POST
Anonymous said…
Good answer.

here's mine:
Col (Col Reads) said…
I agree with Jo -- by not banning a book, you can maintain dialog about it. Once you ban it, you cut off communication.
Sally said…
Good answer. I definitley think it's up to the parents to decide.

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