Veteran YA author Judy Blume said that parents spend too much time worrying about what their kids are reading, at the Hay Festival in the UK this past weekend.
In her opinion, kids “self-censor” and won’t read any content that the don’t get. The Telegraph UK has more:
If the content was unsuitable, she argued, children would simply tire of it or let it wash over their heads without understanding…. she said the experience of having her own books banned in the Eighties was “alarming”, leaving her feeling “very alone”. Her novels, which confront issues of teenage sex, racism, divorce, bullying, puberty and masturbation, were considered shocking at the time, and are remembered by a generation of women for teaching them the facts of life.