Pros of Censorship:

  • Censorship of pornographic material prevents the minds of children from becoming corrupt.
  • Abusive scenes in movies may offend some people. Censorship prevents that.
  • It prevents spreading of racism.
  • It promotes political correctness
  • Children are prevented from learning things that could harm them and others.

Cons of Censorship:

  • What one person might think something is for a certain age, another person might disagree.
  • If sex-related topics are completely censored it becomes difficult to teach children and teenagers about the dangers of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS.
  • It gives rise to and hides abuse of human rights.
  • It is used to control people.
  • If you hide something from people they will become extra curious about it.
  • Censorship can prevent the pu8blic from finding out what immoral and illegal activities which certain individuals get up to in their private lives- information that the public need to know.