Did you see the story about mankind’s fear of the impending rise of the robots? Chances are you did, with widespread coverage of the story including appearances in the Guardian, Times, Daily Mail and Daily Star:
February 17th, 2012
Fairytales too scary for modern children, say parents
Traditional fairytales are being ditched by parents because they are too scary for their young children, a study found.
Research revealed one in five parents has scrapped old classics such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Rapunzel in favour of more modern books.
says the Telegraph.
Are fairy tales too scary for today’s children? Parents admit they refuse to read classics to youngsters
For generations, children have been captivated by Rapunzel and enchanted by Jack and the Beanstalk.
But it seems these traditional fairytales are on their way to an unhappy ending – as parents decide they are too scary.
One in five have ditched the likes of Hans Christian Andersen or the Brothers Grimm in favour of more modern books, a study has revealed
says the Daily Mail.
FAIRY TALES SHUNNED FOR BEING TOO GRIMM
TRADITIONAL fairy tales are being ditched by parents who say they are too scary for young children.
One in five parents has scrapped classics such as Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs and Rapunzel in favour of more modern stories, according to a study published yesterday.
says the Daily Express.
What is it about the sweet, classic stories we tell our children that has the British press up in arms? Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin…
Once upon a time there was a TV station called Watch, run by UKTV, and the TV station spent a lot of its money buying a Big Bad American drama about a policeman who can see nasty monsters which were once thought to only inhabit fairy tales – a bit like in the fairy tales the newspapers are talking about.
And because this TV station wanted lots of mummies and daddies to watch their expensive Big Bad American drama, they produced an opinion poll which encouraged parents into saying fairy tales send bad messages to little girls and boys, so that the newspapers could make lots and lots and lots of noise about the nasty stories, specifically on the day the TV series was due to begin airing.
Now don’t have nightmares.