Censorship in Schools today. Kate Trefzger Alisha Burger. What is censorship?. Censorship is the removal or restriction of certain materials by a school system or other government organization with the intent of withholding information.
Many believe Hollywood to be a huge influence on teenagers and children today and to be the cause of many issues in today’s society, including violence. There have been many appeals to Hollywood to use some sort of censorship, or to "take modest steps of self-restraint" to make television, movies, and music less violent and lewd.” One example of such an appeal was Steve Allen’s “Appeal to Hollywood,” an article putting pressure on Hollywood to analyze itself. Hollywood seems to be unresponsive to appeals made by censorship supporters.