KAMI came across with this article in The Straits Times about a 7 year old kid who jumped off the 10-storey building after watching cartoon network.
The kid thought that the umbrella was a parachute. While the kids apartment was at the 5th floor in Suzhou, Jiangsu, it was equivalent to a 10-storey since it was a penthouse duplexes.
According to the reports, it wasn’t the umbrella that saved the kid, but a power line 2-storey above the ground. According to sohu.com, there have been other similar cases reported where kids jumped off the building after watching cartoon network.
KAMI wants to remind all the parents to guide their children and make sure to filter channels that their children may see on television. Though cartoon network is a child friendly channel, it’s still important to watch these series with our kids.