On Protecting Children from Speech

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Amitai Etzioni

The George Washington University

Date Written: 2003


When freedom of speech comes into conflict with the protection of children, how should this conflict be resolved? What principles should guide such deliberations? Can one rely on parents and educators (and more generally on voluntary means) to protect children from harmful cultural materials (such as Internet pornography and violent movies) or is government intervention necessary? What difference does historical context make for the issue at hand? Are all minors to be treated the same? What is the scope of the First Amendment rights of children in the first place? These are the questions here explored.

Suggested Citation

Etzioni, Amitai, On Protecting Children from Speech (2003). Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 79, No. 1, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2157172

Amitai Etzioni (Contact Author)

The George Washington University ( email )

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Washington, DC 20037
United States

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