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#1 of 6 Old 04-10-2010, 08:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I work at a library. A young patron asked if i could help her get on sid the Science Kid. I googled and...voila! PBS kids.

This was the first page I saw when I open up Sid
http://pbskids.org/sid/germs.html

You can even push the needle and give the kid a flu shot!

I just wish there wasn't so much propoganda in kids stuff I get and am Ok that some people choose to vax. I am not Ok with PBS picking sides and targetting very young children.

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Yeah, I agree. I generally love sid, but their episode on vaccines really rubbed me the wrong way... I now generally read the 'info' box before we watch sids so that I can change the channel/turn off the tv if its that particular episode...
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I heard DD playing that game one day and just cringed. I didn't say anything but when/if she plays it again, we'll talk about it. She knows we don't do shots, that we believe they don't help us and can hurt us. I think that's the extent she needs to know for being 6yo. I hate that I have to bring it up because of Sid, though.

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There's something else that helps our bodies fight the flu. Getting the flu now and then! Letting our immune systems get to work every now and then! Like a car gets us from point A to B half a mile away quicker, walking it makes us stronger.
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saw a commercial with Elmo pushing the flu vax ....
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sigh.....

We don't really watch Sid but I thought I could trust PBS to do shows that are quality educational programs....not propaganda.
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