I meant that PDAs are more efficient than books, literally. My pda can resume at any page, any sentence. I can download a book to view wherever I have batteries. Only the medium where the words appear has changed. There is plenty of original reading material on the Internet.Why read a book when I can download stuff to read later? I bought a pda to do that with
Before I type anything else, I'm assuming a "Saving Private Ryan" level of gore, because I have never seen the movie.When I looked away I saw the 7 year old next to me with his eyes glued to the screen with a blank expression on his face.
A blank expression could mean anything, like suprise, shock, fear, excitement, etc. I don't know what the 7-year-old kid was thinking at the time. I believe that kids are desensitized to TV/movie violence. Movie makers try to make their movie as realistic as possible to compensate. But violence on the screen doesn't necessarily mean real violence.
Personally, I almost never watch MTV. I think the music videos, shows, almost everything is too pop-culture flavored. It lacks anything interesting.Should a 7-10 year old really be watching MTV and its idolazation of sex?
However, I think that 7-10 year olds have the right to watch MTV. If they like its content they should be able to watch it. Kids are more influenced by each other than by some tv show. If a funny moment on 'Daria' helps get a conversation started, why not?
I believe MTV is too sex-oriented. But I don't think the idolazation of sex hurts kids.