Originally Posted by Catnip
Good comment, but it still brings tears to my eyes to think that Jim Henson's vision of educating children in a fun way has been reduced to this. I feel like kicking many PC asses several times over. How are the future generations going to have a clue about anything?!
Yes, I think this has much more to do with adult's insecurities than harm to children. More and more, we have this image of children as innocent, fragile and totally lacking in critical thinking. Unfortunately, this might turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy. Instead of teaching children about the real world, or about critical thinking, we try to shelter them from it.
I'm not saying that children are just little adults, but we can't help them mature by treating them as though they cannot handle anything.
Personally, I am MUCH more concerned about children being exposed to large amounts of publicity. Especially now that psychologists are used to target at the vulnerabilities of children.