Media: Violent cartoon leads to complaints
Monday 17 November 1997
The Independent Television Commission, has upheld the views of 19 parents who said the scenes scared their children.
Broadcaster Meridian said young children are familiar with ghoulish characters in computer games and films and that fantasy and horror often help youngsters deal with anxieties about growing up. The ITC admitted many children are familiar with such films and games, with or without their parents' consent, but the images were still not suitable for young viewers.
The ITC's decision follows the recent Broadcasting Standards Commission report on the predominance of cartoons in children's broadcasting.
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