Ever read the ingredients on the cereal box while you eat breakfast? It's not important unless you are bored, allergic or counting calories. The young people need to know for themselves the importance of reading media labels. While parents are strongly cautioned, our youth are no stranger to #MIB3.
#Movienight at a Wichita home begins with a movie from Family video. The video was old news because Men in Black 3 was released late May of 2012. The viewers ranging ages 9-12 were presented with a #MediaLiteracy challenge.
There are several thematic layers to follow in a movie like this. Lesson 1 is a collection of common red flags that parents frown upon. The kids were instructed to notate occurrences of fowl language, death toll, booze and blasphemy.
You will be happy to know that they superseded all expectation. The little they did miss was buried in laughter during the funny parts of the movie. What parents fought tooth and nail to protect their kids from is now commonplace today whether you like it or not. They learn early.
We cannot depend on the MPAA to protect our children anymore. It is now time to install them with filters of their own. Once they begin viewing media actively rather than passively, later studies will teach young people why it's so important to control what they consume.