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Nursery Rhyme Violence

Absolutely Brilliant!

A tongue-in-cheek study of nursery rhymes has decided that the frequency of violence was more than 10 times greater than in pre-9pm watershed programmes!

The researchers admit their study was not entirely serious – but they say it does make the point that blaming television for increasing levels of violence is too simplistic.

  • Humpty Dumpty: Nasty head injuries from fall
  • Jack and Jill: Double hillside fall tragedy
  • Simple Simon: Tongue and finger injuries. Thrown to the ground by a cow
  • Six in a Bed: Repeated bedtime tumbles
  • Rock-A-Bye Baby: Cradle crashes to the ground from a great height

Check out the full report here

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