Book Censorship In School Libraries

By Luis Reyes & Ross Adolphi

What Is Censorship?

Censorship is the practice of officially examining books, movies, etc., and suppressing unacceptable parts.

When Should People Self-Sensor?

People should self-sensor when they are around kids, around the elderly, parents, when in an interview, and when around strangers.

Do People Ever Self-Sensor?

YES. People self-sensor in school, at church, in the workplace, etc. There would be chaos if people did not self-sensor.

When Is It A Good Idea To Ban Or Block Some Books?

When the book is too graphic. When the student is not around the right age to be allowed to read the book. When the book says something that might be offensive to a certain group of people.

When Should Book Censorship NOT Be Used?

Once students reach a certain age, they should be allowed to read whatever they want. Only Elementary schools should have book censorship, reason being is that once students get to Middle School they start getting more mature.

When Should A Book NOT Be Banned Or Blocked.

When its not too graphic, when its not offensive to people, when a student is actually old enough to be allowed to read it and understands it, etc.

Interesting Facts

1.) In 2011 more than 20 books got banned from schools. 2.)The top reasons for banning a book are: sexually explicit content, offensive language, and violence. 3.) A review of the books banned by various schools last year indicate that eliminating this “objectionable material” actually deprives students of the chance to think and form their own opinions about difficult questions