Kids and War Images

At a time when newspapers and television are running pictures of prisoner abuse and sexual humiliation, what should children be allowed to see? At what age are they mature enough to handle harsh images of war? Is it OK to shield kids from the truth? Join NPR's Neal Conan and guests to discuss children and difficult images.


Joanne Cantor
*Professor Emerita at University of Wisconsin-Madison
*Author of Teddy's TV Troubles — book on how to help children cope with difficult images in the media

Frank Gomez
*Principal, Santa Margarita Elementary School on Camp Pendleton

Judy Mahnke
*Social studies teacher at Wallenberg High School in San Francisco
*Has shown Iraq images to class as learning tool

Morgan Wandell
*President of programming at Channel One News, television news organization for teens



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