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Nickelodeon employee’s predatory behavior exposed in new docuseries

Key Points

  • A documentary reveals a Nickelodeon employee’s predatory actions towards children both at the network and at a church.
  • The network’s culture and systems may have facilitated or failed to adequately address such behaviors.
  • The impact on victims and the broader implications for children’s entertainment industries are discussed.

The article from The Roys Report discusses a docuseries exposing a Nickelodeon employee who preyed on children both within the network and at a church. It details the employee’s predatory actions, highlighting the failures of the network’s culture and systems to prevent or address such behavior adequately. The series brings to light the stories of victims and raises broader questions about safety and oversight in the children’s entertainment industry.

The Roys Report:

Quiet On Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, which premiered last month, chronicles the rise and fall of producer Dan Schneider, who worked at Nickelodeon from 1993 to 2019. Schneider, who frequently wrote “comedic” double entendre scenes for child actors, had multiple child sex offenders employed on his shows, the docuseries reveals.

One sex offender is Jason Handy, a Nickelodeon production assistant and a volunteer at a Malibu church. According to Quiet on Set, Handy used his job to get child actors’ contact details, groom them, and abuse them.

In 2004, Handy was convicted on two felony counts—one of lewd acts on a child and one of distributing sexually explicit material by email—and a misdemeanor charge related to child sexual exploitation, and sentenced to six years in prison.

According to the series, Handy, a production assistant on Schneider’s TV series All That and The Amanda Show, used his faith to ingratiate himself with child actors.

Read the full article.

Pros and Cons

Themes Pros Cons
Industry Accountability Raises awareness and could drive reforms. Might tarnish the reputation of the industry.
Victim Advocacy Gives a voice to victims, promoting healing. Can be re-traumatizing for some victims.
Systemic Changes This may lead to improved safety measures. Resistance from within the industry.

Questions to Consider

  1. What systemic changes are necessary to better protect children in the entertainment industry?
  2. How can industries balance the need for creative freedom with the imperative of ensuring safety?
  3. What role do consumers play in demanding accountability from children’s entertainment providers?

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