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Marketers are relentlessly pursuing our children. Trying to imprint their brand image on kids as young as two they are advertising to children not only through the mass media but over the Internet in school on the street even in slumber parties! The evidence shows that they are succeeding - kids are spending or influencing their parents to spend hundreds of billions of pounds each year most of it in a quest to be cool. Is your family caught up in this culture of consumption? Have the marketers convinced your children that if they just buy the right things they will be happy cool and popular with their peers? The authors explore today's hyper-commercialized culture and the damage it is doing to our kids as they grow from toddlers to teens. They offer timely advice to parents on how to raise kids who care less about things and more about people.
Who's Raising Your Child?
How Marketers Sell to Kids
Tykes and Television
What Parents of Tykes Can Do
Marketing to Tweens
What Parents of Tweens Can Do
Why Marketers Love Teens
What Parents of Teens Can Do
Violence in Media and Marketing
Final Thoughts for Parents
Resources for Parents
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ISBN: 9781889322599 ISBN-10: 1889322598 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 180 Published: 1st January 2004 Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.25