‘Disneyfied’ portrayals of love, relationships harmful for kids, researchers argue. Is Disney making bad role models for children? Meaningful, rewarding real life relationships don’t just happen, they require work. Price Charming probably isn’t going to ride in on a white horse just in time to save the day, either.
A new study argues that kids need to understand that what they see on TV and movie screens is far from an accurate portrayal of how to build relationships in their own lives. That’s why researchers at the University of Exeter are calling for schools to start placing far more importance on emphasizing and teaching such topics. To help counteract negative role models in the media and so-called “Disneyfied” portrayals of love, researchers argue children should receive lessons on how to build strong relationships… (READ MORE)