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Originally posted by NewerBeing
I don't think it matters really. The earlier they are able to handle scary stuff the better. If I recall, in the days of Shakespear you would be put to death or sent to jail for scaring an audience of adults in a play. I rather be desensitized to scary things earlier as a child than be a fearful adult.
What's bad about it though is that when something real does happen to someone you love and you don't really have a reaction at all, when you should have one. I find myself laughing when someone dies in a horrible way in movies now-a-days, and I honestly think something is wrong with that. Having no reaction is one thing, but when you end up laughing at gruesome deaths, then that's when one should check themselves.
Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
reply to post by smyleegrl
It's abuse if the kid is scared and begging you not to watch it but you make them anyway. In other words, if it's actually traumatizing them, then it's abuse. However, some kids really like violence and horror stuff. Some kids just like a good scare. To me, warm and fuzzy was disturbing and traumatizing. Why? Because there's something unnatural about people being that happy and lovey dovey.
Another thing that you've got to keep in mind is that to those kids in your class, it may not even be scary. For example, my grandmother was terrified by "The Blob". She still is. But I watched "The Blob" at 8 years old and didn't actually laughed at some parts.