A&E had a new show called Psychic Kids in which children who supposedly have psychic powers work with a “professional” psychic to bring out and control their supposed powers. What is so disturbing about this is that these kids are most likely suffering from various mental illnesses and need the help of a psychiatrist, not a psychic. Instead of getting the help they need, they are being exploited for our viewing pleasure. You can read more about why this is such a bad thing here: http://skepchick.org/blog/2010/11/psychic-kids/
The Skepchicks have some information about how you can contact A&E and let them know that exploiting children for entertainment is beyond the pale. It borders on child abuse, as far as I’m concerned.
Here’s how to contact them:
Online: You can use the form here to send an electronic message.
Phone: (212) 210-1340
A&E Television Networks
235 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017