Society is creating an unhealthy picture; life is about buying and getting, not about being thankful for the things you have. I do feel fundamentally powerless when it comes down to brass tacks, and I don't fully comprehend what people are saying when they talk about willpower and the ability to suddenly coax the determination to succeed alone against the tide. Consuming Kids pushes back against the wholesale commercialization of childhood, raising urgent questions about the ethics of children's marketing and its impact on the health and well-being of kids. Instead, you must target consumerism as a whole capitalism and mass media propaganda. While they claim free speech and freedom to choose, that's the last way they want consumers to behave. As this movie shows, it is often because they are insecure and in pain. Call your Congressperson and local representatives and ask if they will send a staff member.
Consuming Kids is a magnificent piece of work; I would only fault it for being slightly dated with regards to references to advertising through the Internet and social media; most of Linn's concern is advertising through television and the schools. The problem is that I fear unleashing the marketing juggernaut that Disney has linked to all these classics. The author, Susan Linn, devotes each chapter to a specific topic like violence, food, smokes and alcohol, marketing in school, and so on, always dealing with how marketers try to get at kids and the parents who control their money. It doesn't have the impact of Fast Food Nation, which was chock full of horrifying details that I'd never heard before and made me stop eating fast food forever except my beloved Subway. It makes one realize what effects exposure to all the marketing really has on the lives of our children. The education as done by corporations part So far it's interesting.
Contents: Introduction 6:33 -- The floodgates open 7:04 -- By any means necessary 10:44 -- Under the microscope 7:09 -- Brand new world 6:12 -- Cradle to grave 8:47 -- Rewiring childhood 9:47 -- Our future 7:55. While I agree with the premise and I resent all the relentless marketing aimed at kids. The education as done by corporations part is scary enough and makes it worth reading for parents to be aware of what's out there. The long-term damage done to young people who grow up to be old people, like me by getting them hooked on unhealthy food, alcohol, cigarettes is shocking. It is also helpful to have a table for handouts and email signup sheets. No matter what, marketers are going to continue advertising products and children are going to keep seeing them.
They should discuss what makes people mean. I've read other works with a bone to pick with advertising of one kind or another, but I rarely enjoy them and never review them because prior reads have been so sloppily done; they consist mainly of one person idly complaining for paragraph after paragraph. Her daughter is extremely cute and quite playful like most 18-month old kids. I would've really liked it, or perhaps loved it, as the heart of the story is that our culture's kids are being exploited. All the problems with the internet revolve around its greatest aspect: choice.
Well written and easy to follow. I already knew that kids are assaulted daily with advertisements involving sex, violence, candy, and Elmo tie-in products. And finally she showed us Cookie Monster and we all knew the single correct answers. How this relates is that, Big Business has successfully convinced us speaking for U. Mentally, and physically, all of these aspects are very unhealthy. That said, I think Linn exaggerates the power of corporations and minimizes the responsibility of parents. Can your tongue tell the difference? Looking at the financial aspect, it is clear that kids themselves are spending a lot more money than they used to.
But it demands to be read. Instead of a child's role model being a doctor, dentist, fire fighter or a police man, this day in age a child's idol has changed to a teen idol. I have the most brilliant two year old ever, he not only can count to twenty in English but also in Spanish, say all of his alphabet and recognize each letter along with all his numbers. This book is naturally a very informative book. And I recall very few times when I felt the need to purchase something because it was advertised onscreen. This wont necessarily convince them but one must repeat it and progressively use more logic to genuinely convince the child, this not only teaches good habits, but critical thinking which makes them less prone to be suceptive to advertising. The problem you derived at after watching this documentary is that parents dont take the time to teach their children that they are being brainwashed.
It was published in 2004 and I hope either the original author or one of her peers updates it and republishes. Anything less is futile against their resources. Lets be honest its up to the parents to put forth an effort to teach their kids, explain to them the nature of advertising, and teach them to think in a critical manner. Market economic theory assumes that all financial choices I include purchases here are rational ones. I was also forced to learn responsibilities at an early age. As a parent I say just kill your television.
Consuming Kids is a book about the multi-bajillion dollar industry of marketing all kinds of things --clothes, hair care, food, violence, lifestyles-- to kids and teens. I've read a little bit on this subject in the past, so some of the information Linn presents was not new to me, but what really struck me about this book was her evidence for how deliberate the marketing industry is. Sadly, majority of the advertising is directed towards children. So why would I even bother getting something that will only tempt bad habits? Helloo That is wonderful you are blessed but for the masses who must work increasingly 2 jobs both parents they do not have the opportunity you have. Still, if you read through them, all those statistics and expositions are convicing and thought provoking. There is enormous pressure on parents to not leave their children in the pop-culture dust.
But this is fundamentally the same issue. It's more than just turning our children into healthy little capitalists; it's more like a battle for their minds, bodies, hearts, and even their very souls against the astronomically well funded advertising and media groups. I strongly recommend everyone to choose the way my family had. Read this to learn about the psychologists hired by corporations to identify the developmental vulnerabilities of whichever young demographic they're targeting for a specific product. He wants one for video games, but admits that he can live without one. I'm sure it gets better, I'm about halfway through. For example, I was just talking with someone the other day about how much I'd like to show Samantha classic Disney movies like Sleeping Beauty or Snow White --movies that are really magnificent in terms of film making and animation.
It doesn't have the impact of Fast Food Nation, which was chock full of horrifying details that I'd never heard before and made me stop eating fast food forever except my beloved Subway. I ended up skimming this. While to some extent, I agree with you, I disagree in a lot of other ways… These are the same parents that will choose to pop their child ren down in front of a tele instead of interacting with them. I don't have children but I think parenting would be an exhausting job. Consuming Kids pushes back against the wholesale commercialization of childhood, raising urgent questions about the ethics of children's marketing and its impact on the health and well-being of kids.