OverviewConcerns about the effects of television on children are a recurrent focus of public controversy. Yet amid all the anxiety, children's voices are rarely heard. In this book, one of Britain's leading television researchers investigates children's own perspectives on what they find frightening, moving and upsetting. From Nightmare on Elm Street to My Girl, from The Colour Purple to The News at Ten, what children find upsetting is often difficult to predict. David Buckingham gives a detailed insight into children's responses to horror films, to 'weepies' and soap operas, to news and to 'reality programmes'. He looks at how they learn to cope with their feelings about such material, and how their parents help or hinder them in doing so.This fascinating and accessibly written study offers an important new approach to studying the role of television in children's lives, and will be of interest to parents and teachers, as well as policy makers and educationalists.