Cult of celebrity 'is harming children'
The cult of celebrity is producing a generation that believes education and hard work are not important in achieving success, claims the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.
A survey found that more than 70 per cent of teachers in primary and secondary schools said the cult of celebrity was perverting children's aspirations and expectations.
About 37 per cent of teachers believe their pupils want to be famous for being famous.
They fear that many youngsters do not realise how hard their idols have worked to earn their fame.