The image on the cover of Ed Mayo’s influential “Consumer Kids” (2009) (see Fig. 1) draws our attention to the controversial child consumer identity, which has formed the focus of a flurry of popular critical publications about children and consumerism in recent years (Klein 2001, Linn 2004, Schor 2004). The visual depiction of the child fulfilling and detained in his consumerist role captures the common concern that children have been trapped in compulsive consumerism. Cook’s (2008) study of children and childhood as constitutive elements of consumption theory, however, challenges this traditional view. Critically evaluating children’s access to the world of commodities, the meanings and significance of parents’ consumption on behalf of children, he argues that “the child consumer is made well before it is born” (2008, p. 232).
Article writer of “The relationship between cartoon trade character recognition and attitude toward product category in young children”, Richard Mizerski, discusses a sample that was given to children ages three to six years old, about how advertising incurs young children that are attracted too certain objects or products on the market. During this past decade, advertising companies go out of their way just to get the new scoop or trend children are into, gathering information and distributing it to other companies. Information such as what types of idols they enjoy to wh... ... middle of paper ... ...chemes to manipulate people and don’t worry too much about it. Since it is being taken care by others and is not an unknown factor of the world. However, even in these cases, we cannot allow future notice of children to be turned into hyperactive manipulative consumers in advertising schemes, for the sake of the future.
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In 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) first issued a guideline on media exposure for infants (children less than 2 years old). In it, they recommended that “television and other entertainment media” be avoided entirely in that population. (AAP, 1999) As more and more studies examining this subject were conducted and their findings released, the AAP considered the evidence and the AAP stood by its guidelines in 2011. (Brown, 2011) Given TV and screen media’s pervasive penetration in American culture, their potential benefits and damages in children’s development are paramount. As such, the AAP’s guidelines, and the weight they carry, need to be continually assessed and evaluated.
The challenge is to differentiate the media messages that are potentially harmful from those that are positive or prosocial in nature.” Children have clearly experienced a substantial amount of violence in media, especially TV, teaching children to act aggressively and antisocial, but media also can teach ... ... middle of paper ... ... a higher risk of being overweight at age 6. This indicates that a child’s eating habits should be monitored while they are watching TV and that children should be more active and exchange an hour of TV for an hour of physical activity to decrease the risk of obesity. Moreover, media as a whole has a huge effect on children. Media is an influential source in a young child’s life, they learn from different types of media, they take what they see for example on TV, and that becomes how they view the world. Furthermore, children learn how to act from media they learn social skills whether it is negative or positive, they also achieve their academic approaches from various technology means, and may become obese if they are influenced too much.
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