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Elf on the Shelf Christmas toys accused of 'encouraging spying on kids'

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Snow joke! Fears Elf on the Shelf toy that reports on kids being naughty or nice 'normalises a surveillance culture and encourages spying' Elf on the Shelf toys might be rapidly becoming one of the most popular festive traditions for Aussie kids but academics have warned they are definitely more naughty than nice. Curtin University internet studies associate professor Tama Leaver said the stuffed toy could give kids incentives to behave, but he also warned of its 'sinister' potential.

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