The most dangerous words in the English language. Often spouted by single-minded individuals with (seemingly) good intentions to persuade people to curtail any given liberty instead of assume personal responsibility.
The government needs to ban all the porn from the Internet, so we don't actually have to get involved and explain our personal morality to our offspring! Please! Think of the children!
by Another Wordy Oddball August 9, 2007
The meaning of the phrase originaly was against child labor,until now where it got reduced to a logical fallacy
and a catchtphrase for entitled moms and dads everywhere
Karen says "Cancel adult swim,its too scary for my 2 year old Tommy!"

Darryl says "Think of the children!
by JohnnyB.Emo September 3, 2021
What homophobes say to justify their own homophobia because apparently kids can't understand trans people.
Normal Person: I'm glad there is LGBTQ+ recognition in this movie. Finally I can relate to this characters struggles.

Insane Entitled White Woman: WHAT?! THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN!!
by a guy named Hashbrown June 1, 2022
A term that was meant advocate censorship and the age of consent, based on logical fallacy, moral panic, and family values.
Guy 1: It's time to rape and kill Guy 2's 15 year old daughter, after getting karmalized by doxxing my IP Address, which is 192.26.78.103, livestreaming my offensive Joe Mama joke, and banning me on Twitter, it's time to get my revenge on him, hehehehehehehehehehe.........
Guy 2: WHAT THE MOTHERFUCKING SHIT, MAN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Guy 1: FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guy 2: ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS?!?!?!?!?!?!?! THINK OF THE CHILDREN MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guy 1: I can't believe this would happen to me...
by Karma will get you! February 25, 2022