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Sometimes an otherwise enjoyable movie or family program is spoiled by an unexpected scene or image that really scares children who are watching. Or it could be a news item that causes distress, or an advertising poster that uses a frightening face.
Here are some tips for dealing with harms that have already occurred . This link will also give background understanding of children’s different reactions to scary content in a range of situations and at different ages.
Here are some tips for checking movie or program content in advance:
If you’d like to help stop the intrusion of scary ads/trailers in family programs or spaces. You can:
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