Monday, July 14, 2008

*Caution: Fairy Tales should now be accompanied by a Child Safety Message for your littlies

Safety warnings a new chapter for fairytales
TEACHERS are being urged to give children safety messages after reading them fairytales warning not to copy characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and Hansel and Gretel.

A new child protection curriculum being implemented by the Education Department also requires teachers to refer to children's "sexual parts" and use their correct anatomical names with children as young as three.

Child development experts have backed the measures, but critics believe they are an example of political correctness overkill that could turn children into "little nervous wrecks".
Oh, why not, I say. You've already scared the living daylights out of them with climate change crap.

I'd always thought that Hansel and Gretel was a cautionary tale about not going where you shouldn't.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just wrap them in cotton wool, keep them in a plastic bubble and let them out when they’re 18. It seems the only way to keep the busybody do-gooders at bay.