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Think about it, I've seen kids burst into tears at childrens parties when the clown is wheeled out, that doesn't mean they'll fear clowns the rest of their lives. I think it's great!!
Originally posted by AlienCarnage
So in short, yes this could leave a child traumatized for the rest of their lives.
This particular homework sheet depicted a flying saucer landing in the playground,and the questions being asked on the sheet seemed to be designed to gauge my childs reaction to such an event!
Originally posted by zorgon
Pre disclosure conditioning
What do the Brits know that we don't?
Originally posted by Duderood
C'mon people get a grip. There's nothing shady here. The teachers who came up with it as a way of firing up creative writing would have been English teachers. They would be familiar with the way War of the Worlds was first released over radio (without warning) and which in it's day caused a small amount of fear in it's audience (that a real alien invasion was taking place). Years later and we're not all freaking out about it! it's a great way of getting kids excited and fired up. I'd have loved something like this when I was at school. Think about it, I've seen kids burst into tears at childrens parties when the clown is wheeled out, that doesn't mean they'll fear clowns the rest of their lives. I think it's great!!