Guns are used constantly in movies today, (yes even kids movies) but does that result in all the children running around looking for guns in their house and shooting them at people?
No. It doesn't.
Most children know better than to grab a knife and start sawing on somebody's arm any ways. And even if they didn't they would start on the first touch!
Children are not going to go home and start cutting themselves up because of a magician's trick!
All the time children are making references to people getting sawed in half at other magic shows...does that mean that they had gone home and tried sawing somebody in half? No. Dangerous stuff is done in magic constantly and kids see it probably more than adults! BUT THIS DOES NOT RESULT IN THE CHILDREN TRYING IT!
Never say "never"
When Pretty Woman came out, the streets of major cities suddenly became flooded with young teenage grils trying to find true love by becoming a prostitute, ala Pretty Woman.
I used to work at a Prison. There's a guy there who is there for the following incidents:
He shaved his head...
Killed his girlfriend's parents...
Went on a "road trip" with his girl friend robbing and killing convienent store workers, while leaving one person alive to tell the story.
Those of you familiar with Oliver Stone's "work" might recognize this plot.... the "movie" Natural Born Killers.
Let's not forget the huge riots caused by "boyz in the hood."
Or the kid I saw sticking cigarettes up his nose because he saw a magician friend of mine do it.
Kids mimic what they see.... granted, not all kids mimic all things, but to completely dismiss the possibility that a kid might do something dangerous after seeing it in a magic show is, at the very least, irresponsible.