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Disability representation missing from UK kids’ shows

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People with disability are rarely shown on British children’s TV shows and are often portrayed as villains when they do appear, new research shows.

A report from children’s app company Hopster said that popular UK pre-school shows poorly represented the disability, LGBTQI+, and working class communities.

Analysing the top 50 shows aimed at young children, researchers found there were no lead characters with a disability despite 22 per cent of the UK population having lived experience of this.

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Source:
Luke Michael, 2019, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au/)

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