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Banning Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Isn't The Answer

Instead of banning 'Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer', you should use the story as a life lesson and deeper conversation about bullying for your kids.

This week a Christmas classic is being considered inappropriate. Some people are saying that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer should be banned because it's promoting bullying. Others are saying that Rudolph is "verbally abused" in the film.

Those who don't think of the film negatively say that classic films represent the time period. Bullying will always be problem. People will make fun of or criticize others. The difference today is that the hurt spreads faster through social media.

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Instead of banning the film, you should use the story as a life lesson for your kids. Talk about the specifics of bullying as seen in the movie.

Talk about ways to handle the bullying like finding like-minded people who support you. Banning a movie won't make bullying go away.

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