Rebecca Hagelin

How many times have you judged a movie by its cover and its rating? As the summer gets underway parents across the country are fielding multiple requests from their kids to rent movies and/or head to the theatre to see the latest release. Many fine parents rely only on the Hollywood-drafted descriptions and Hollywood-created ratings system to determine which movies their sons and daughters can watch. But relying on Hollywood is a big mistake.

The truth is, Hollywood peppers –and often fills - movies they claim are appropriate for children with sex and violence.

Research verifies what savvy parents know by experience: harmful media content abounds, from sexual dialogue and explicit sex, to intense violence and brutality, to foul and blasphemous language.

And exposure to harmful media has real life consequences. For example, a major Rand study showed that teens who watch the most sexual content on TV are twice as likely to become sexually active, at earlier ages, than teens who view the least. Numerous studies show that a steady diet of TV or video game violence increases aggression and behavioral problems in children. And the entertainment industry’s relentless assault on religion and traditional values undermines our children’s morality as much as their psychological health.

(Hollywood’s not even bashful about promoting its liberal agenda to our children. In interviews with culture expert and author Ben Shapiro, top producers and TV executives spoke freely about their efforts to normalize homosexual behavior and to spread the liberal gospel.)

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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