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Thread #119441   Message #2590664
Posted By: katlaughing
16-Mar-09 - 10:32 PM
Thread Name: Homophobia in Playground Rhymes
Subject: RE: Homophobia in Playground Rhymes
I don't know any kids, close-by, who are in school (my grandson here is only in preschool and so far we've not heard anything like this) and my sisters have all retired from teaching, but kids do seem to be more sophisticated these days and I do think they are exposed to way too much media without being taught any critical viewing skills. So, it is good to be aware of this seeming trend and I thank you, Azizi.

When I was writing an op/ed column, I had one which was picked up by a publisher of textbooks. You may read the whole thing on Mudcat Teach Children Critical Thinking Skills. There is a paragraph or two in there about children and television programming.

Hmmm, in doing a google search, I find now the whole book, Violence in the Media, by Greenhaven Press is available in pdf for free at This Address