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A mum has warned other parents to remain vigilant after her three-year-old son was left needing counselling when violent images appeared in a Peppa Pig video he was watching.
Raquel William, 35, from Brooklyn, US, left her son Legacy to watch Peppa Pig on his iPad before he went to bed last month, but she was horrified when she saw Peppa violently stabbing another character in the video.
The mum-of-four is planning to take Legacy to counselling to help him recover, saying the incident has left him too nervous to use his iPad.
The carer said: "It was around 9pm and due to coronavirus he's been on the iPad more often because there isn't much else for him to do.
"I noticed his facial expressions changed so I became curious and I could hear some ominous music so I was even more suspicious. I went over and there was Pegga Pig [sic] stabbing another character. He was traumatised."
She continued: "He doesn't want to play with the iPad anymore and it's sad because that's what keeps him calm and quiet before bedtime.
"I don't know what's going on in his head, but I'm looking into counselling because kids are very impressionable.
"In a normal world, it would be fine to leave your child to watch their favourite show but unfortunately parents need to be on top of everything.
"It's hard to do household chores and be on top of it and I use the iPad when I need him to sit down which millions of parents do."
Raquel shared details of the incident on social media to warn other parents and the post has since received over 21,000 likes.
She said: "Parents beat themselves up about things like this but no one expects it. There are sociopaths out there who have done this, sleeping well at night knowing they may have harmed someone else's kid.
"Parents just have to be more vigilant but there needs to be a change within the system. I posted it on Facebook in a rush to warn my friends with kids that they need to be on top of this but I never expected it to go so viral and for this many people to see it.
"I want to make people aware because something has got to change."
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