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Hillside,Nebraska,usually a quiet town,was the scene of controversy last weekend as a parent group tried to ban the cassettes of rock videos that have violence in them. It has been estimated that there are 17.9 instances of violence for every hour of rock video.
Twenty parents carrying signs saying,"Stop Violence in Our Neighborhoods" and "Keep Your Children Out of Jail",demonstrated in front of several stores where cassettes of rock videos are sold.
The parent group said a video called "Rock School" by a group called Heaven was typical. Here,high-school punk rock stars throw their books in the trash,and they are chased by a school guard with a rifle and a Doberman pinscher. The principal is wearing a stockingmask. The video ends with students and teachers rioting to rock'n'roll.
Michael Jackson's "Thriller",in which monsters rise out of their graves and chase and threaten a woman,was also criticized. "This man is a hero to our young people," one woman said of Jackson, "and he's encouraging violence against women." Teenagers who were interviewed outside one store were upset greatly by the demonstration. "To assume that young people will do whatever they see or hear doesn't say much for their intelligence,"said Shelly Woods,17. "Our world is far from perfect , and teenagers must be taught at home to judge what is right and wrong," added Grey Bryant,18. "Censorship is not the answer."
It can be seen from the text that teenagers believes that
A. the world they live in is perfect
B. they can judge what is right and wrong
C. censorship has to be required to work well
D. their parents underestimate their intelligence.