Thomas the Tank Engine could traumatize
Thomas is always up to something, and many of his adventures involve train crashes (minor, of course, with all the engines getting fixed up afterwards and having tea), but a psychologist in England worries it could lead to children having traumatic fears regarding trains and crashes. Dr. Brian Young, who is the Independent Television Commission expert on children's reaction to programs, says, "Thomas the Tank Engine is aimed at a pre-school audience who tend to be more likely to see the programme as reality." ITV, the current maker of the show, responds that they're sure Thomas is suitable for children. Thomas wasn't available for comment.