Time consults psychologists to see how children will react to ‘disturbing’ cover

“Some think children are so used to seeing violence in the media that the image will have little effect,” writes editor Rick Stengel, “but others believe that children will find it very scary and distressing — that they will see it … as ‘a symbol of bad things that can happen to people.’” The editor says: “I thought long and hard about whether to put this image on the cover of Time.”

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