When you walk into a movie theater or sit down to stream a movie, you know exactly what you’re getting into. There are warnings to let you know how age approriate it is and additional explanations available as well, such as extreme violence, strong language, sexual content, etc. Television now has warnings as well. Each episode starts with a warning about the age appropriateness of the show. Even music with explicit lyrics is noted.
At the same time, when we venture onto a website, we don’t know what we’ll find there. Thre could be extreme violence, strong language, sexual content, etc. Sometimes there are warnings, but not always. Shocking results can even turn up in Google searches. This is why we’re asking, “Should websites come with a content warning like movies and TV?”