The extent of the “fun” is an animated YouTube video which depicts TSA agents as polite, cuddly dog cartoon characters, a word search, and a print out of a TSA badge which can be colored in.
The mother and father characters in the video attempt to assure their child that the TSA checkpoint is not scary at all, that airport security is a breeze, and that “TSA officers are here to keep us secure.”
The video makes no mention of full body scanners or the invasive pat downs for which TSA workers have become notorious. It’s just “stop, screen and go!”
Anyone who is even vaguely familiar with the multitude of horror stories involving the TSA will of course come to the conclusion that the cartoon scenario is not so much sugar coated but a completely deluded fairytale. Unsurprisingly, comments for the video have been disabled.
A kids website anytime soon.
In many cases, the reality of TSA security for children, especially if they are disabled, has been quite a departure from that depicted in the cartoon, as the videos below illustrate, but don’t expect any of them to appear on the TSA kids website anytime soon.