Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Parents Are Responsible for Filtering Influences

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Parents Are Responsible for Filtering Influences

Article excerpt

THE most successful movie franchise, the Harry Potter series, has released its sixth movie.

Again millions are rushing to see this creative production, which fills imaginations with fantasies and challenges of the "dark side".

Rowling's books have definitely added good literature to libraries, especially for young boys who normally never read.

But what is a parent's responsibility with such magnetic influences from these books and movies?

As parents we have the privilege of steering the minds and imaginations of our children towards values that will last a lifetime and should improve and enhance our community.

Storytelling throughout the ages has been the greatest influence upon culture and values, which have been followed for centuries.

The best and most influential storytellers of today are on the silver, TV and computer screens.

However, do parents approve the values that are being put into our young peoples' minds by these mediums? …

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