The Challenges Of Common Sense Media

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Reading can be the portal for new and enlightening experiences. Due to an abundance of material at our fingertips, how do we make a wise choice? Does grouping by age make the library a more user friendly place? An age group stands to be defined as a number of people that happen to be the same age. The notion of an age group assists librarians around the world by lending them a hand in identifying books or movies that are appropriate for a certain age group. Common Sense Media is a website that renders assistance with that task, whether their profession is a librarian or layman. This website not only assists people in finding books and movies, but they also aid in finding games, websites, music, apps, TV shows, therefore directing parents …show more content…
These books follow the different quests that Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, must triumph in to prevent the titan of time, Lord Kronos, from taking over the world and throwing it into utter chaos. All the books in this series (The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian) were characterized as appropriate for those readers in the 9+ age groups. The two movies that sprouted from this series (The Lightning Thief and The Sea of Monsters) were indicated to be acceptable for viewing by 10+ age groups. The sensationalism brought to the screen makes raising the appropriate viewing age reasonable.
This next example is a stand-alone novel called The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. This book follows the life of two cancer patients named Hazel and Gus, who take a life altering journey to visit Hazel’s favorite author in Amsterdam. This book is a good example of a movie that matches the age group of its book counterpart. The book and the movie were both put into the 14+ age groups. The nature of this material is more emotionally taxing thereby requiring a more mature
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The Giver was the only book in this series to have become a movie. This series tells the story of a utopian society where everything is the same. All the people that live in the utopia wear the same clothing get the same material possessions for their birthdays, and they are presented with the same number of children. The main character, Jonas, gets chosen by an elderly man to become the sole keeper of the community’s memories. A uniform score this quartet acquired was the age group of 11+ year old

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