Are cartoons just harmless fun?

Cartoons can have a lasting impact, so family experts advise parents to be mindful of the programmes their kids watch

The popular Peppa Pig cartoons seem harmless to most people.

Yet, the adventures of the pink pig, her brother and their parents - which rarely amount to more than stomping in muddy puddles - have drawn brickbats lately.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 13, 2018, with the headline 'Are cartoons just harmless fun?'. Subscribe