Nursery rhymes expose children to far more violent incidents than an average evening watching TV, researchers say.
A Bristol Royal Hospital for Children team found the frequency of nursery rhyme violence was more than 10 times greater than in pre-9pm programmes.
Roll call of violence
Humpty Dumpty: Nasty head injuries from fall
Jack and Jill: Double hillside fall tragedy
Simple Simon: Tongue and finger injuries. Thrown to the ground by a cow
Six in a Bed: Repeated bedtime tumbles
Rock-A-Bye Baby: Cradle crashes to the ground from a great height
They do go on to say that this was a tongue-in-cheek study - - but they say it does make the point that blaming television for increasing levels of violence is too simplistic.
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