1. Snow, Deborah. "Stealing the Innocence of Children." The Sydney Morning Herald. SMH, 2 Mar.
2013. Web. 15 Aug. 2013 <http://www.smh.com.au/national/stealing-the-innocence-of-
2. The thesis of this article stated by Snow is that “a sex-soaked culture is taking an insidious toll on the emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing of children and young adolescents” (Snow).
3. Snow supports her thesis by expressing: “the combined onslaught of round-the-clock social media, obsession with body image and constant bombardment of sexual messaging … is worrying increasing numbers of child health experts here and overseas” (Snow). The author also supports her thesis by explaining how “[young girls] were suffering to some degree from anxiety manifesting as self-harm” (Snow).
4. Snow is solemn toward the adverse effects that a sex-soaked culture has on the innocence of children, as shown by stating: “You are putting two things together that don't go together. Babyhood should be about protection, nurturing and gentleness, not adult humour and cynicism” (Snow); she further reveals insight into the attitude by inserting words with distinct connotations such as “gentleness” implying positive diction and “cynicism” implying negative diction.
5. Snow’s purpose for writing this article is to inform how children are being increasingly exposed to sexual messages and how the well-beings of children are taking a deceitful toll.
6. Caulfield and Snow share common views on subject area of innocence/children, as they both agree that children should not exposed to negative influences that affect children’s innocence; both authors specifically support their views by Caulfield verbalizing: “It [a profane word on the wall of his old elementary school] drove me damn near crazy” (Salinger, 201) and by Snow stating: “Babyhood should be about protection, nurturing and gentleness, not adult humour and cynicism” (Snow). Caulfield...