Children and Big Business

Who would think that we live in a society in which our children are considered a fair target by multi billion dollar industries? Overview of the Commercialization of Childhood by Susan Linn, Ed. D. gives examples how are children are targeted by industry to sell goods. Web advertising, giving cool kids products to influence their peer group, and advertising on public televison are just a few of the marketing tools.
She mentions how advertisers send messages to children to nag their parents to buy their product.
When you consider how children absorb information during the preschool years (Montessori), I understand why many parents have removed televisions from their homes.

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