How do cartoons affect children? Presentation by Jennifer, Erica, and Ariel Racism In Cartoons
Much of what children learn in their early years comes from what they see on television in cartoons. If cartoons promote racism then children will take on a racist attitude. While there isn’t as much racism in cartoons today as there used to be, older cartoons are aired on Cartoon Network frequently!
What happens when children are taught that it is okay to have a racist attitude?
Bugs Bunny is historically the most racist cartoon character. Cartoon Network had to pull twelve of his cartoons due to their racist content.
Some material may not be suitable for children!
Beauty and the Beast has a fight scene between the beast and Gaston, in which the beast is stabbed with a knife, dies, and is resurrected
This illustrates confusion of death and that if you are stabbed, everything will be ok.
In Pocahontas, there was a violent storm, which may cause confusion as the make believe and reality and cause children to be scared of thunder, etc.CARTOON VIOLENCE