It’s not uncommon for parents to have a rough time with the newest Disney movies and TV shows.
But that hasn’t stopped many parents from taking to social media to share their stories of child safety and survival.
In one recent post, an unidentified mother from Texas shared how her 11-year-old son was saved from the clutches of a giant “Star Wars” character.
“The first thing he did was stand in the hallway, and the second thing was to grab my hand,” she wrote.
She then posted a picture of her son, who was dressed in a dark hoodie, holding the lightsaber and a blaster in the middle of the hallway.
It is unclear if the man wielding the lightsaber was the same person who appeared in “Rogue One.”
“Star Wars fans are very sensitive to the idea of death,” said Jennifer Keesman, executive director of the Association of Parents of Children with Disabilities, a group that works to reduce disability-related bullying.
For her part, Keesmans group is working on ways to educate parents about safety for children in the media, and to encourage people to report threats.
She told ABC News that the association is also working to make sure kids aren’t left alone at the movies.
“[Parents] have to be able to say, ‘I have my kids in a safe place,'” Keesmen said.
A video posted on Instagram by an unidentified woman in New Jersey revealed how her 6-year, 11-week-old daughter was attacked while playing in a backyard with her parents and a neighbor.
The girl’s mother says she was playing with a toy gun in a toy box when the boy jumped on top of her and attacked her.
The family, who have been told to keep their children away from the gun, decided to run.
The boy’s father and mother fled to a neighbor’s house, where they got help from the police.
Keesmans association has been working with police and local officials to create a “Safety at Movies” campaign for the state, including in New York, to encourage parents to stay away from video games.
She said some parents have been more protective of their children, even though the incidents are common.
“You have a lot of different levels of kids, and there are different levels in terms of their age,” Keesma said.
“There are a lot more kids playing video games, and that’s a lot to handle.”
For the most part, parents who choose to leave their children at home are happy to do so.
But there are times when parents need to step back from the safety of a video game, Kewsman said.
“There’s no question in my mind that if a child is playing a game that’s so traumatic, there’s something wrong,” she said.