Holy cow -- my mother was right:
SCARY movies and TV programs are responsible for almost one third of fearful night-time thoughts experienced by young people.
Results from a large survey of Australian children has revealed what triggers common bedtime fears and found that film and television is largely responsible.
The study, presented at an international sleep conference in Cairns yesterday, showed that 29 per cent of 511 children aged eight to 16 took fright directly because of the media.
I love surveys.