I offer this information to say that I have no issue with having a good spook. What I do have issue with is images from films considered unsuitable for those under the age of 18 being displayed for all to see. Under 18s included.

I think it’s pretty inappropriate to have children’s toys manipulated into terrifying images, which are then blown up to the size of a child and then displayed where children can see them.

I understand that in order for people to find out about the film, advertising is the go-to way to do that. But surely buses, a regular school transport system, isn’t the most sensible place?

About a year ago, the Advertising Standards Authority revealed that children had been accidentally viewing horror movies adverts on YouTube while watching other kid’s videos. Apparently, this was due to a glitch in the YouTube algorithms and targeting, but the issue remains a pertinent one: how can we protect our children from scary content?

At the very least, we must create safe places within our homes and children’s groups where children can talk to us about the things that scare them.

What do you think? Am I creating a problem where this isn’t one? Or is there more to be done to protect young people from terrifying images?