Children of the 80s were taught to fear AIDS. The anxiety was neatly stoked by an ad where the grim reaper bowled over human skittles, a ten-pin alley transformed into a version of hell by a creative who left the smoke machine on.
Today the fear is environmental armageddon and the ABC has been making sure that kids understand just how grim things are. Their Planet Slayer website has them playing a little game: what age you should die (based on your current carbon consumption and how it impacts the earth)? The game player is represented as a pig. Oink.