Statistics show that 700 billion kids are influenced by advertisements…
You may not realize it, but children seemillions of advertisements every single day! When they are at school, they only want that new thing that someone else has…
About 1 in 4 children in the U.S areaffected by advertising viciously aimed towards them
The rise of electronics hasincreased the amount ofadvertising to children
Advertising to children under 8 years old is NOT okay! Why is this? This is because young children’s minds cant comprehend that someone is trying to sell them something!
2 out of 3 of infants and toddlers watch a screen an average of 2 hours a dayThis young time is critical for a baby growing up.This time should be spent playing and havingfun, not plopped in front of screen, only to wastethe brain away.
Kids under age 6 watch an average of 2 hours of screen media a day, primarily TV and videos or DVDs
Kids and teens 8 to 18 years spend nearly 4 hours a day in front of a TV screen and almost 2 additional hours on the computer (outside of schoolwork) and playing video games In front of a screen, kids see so many advertisements a day. This is NOT good for the brain. All it is unhealthy.
From 1992 to 1997, the amount of money spent on advertising tochildren almost doubled, 6.2 billion to 12.7 billion. Today theadvertising industry is spending at least 15 billion.
Aside from new toys and products that every child wants, food is also a big part of the advertising business! Kids are affected by food advertisements all the time, and generally speaking, they are unhealthy foods that maytaste good but cause health problems.
Clearly, America has an epidemic at hand! Mediadirected towards children is taking over the world! AAH!
One big problem that is still going on isthe advertising of smoking, drugs and alcohol to children. This is awful because children and teens are attracted to these advertisements. These advertisements should be eliminated immediately!
Some examples are… -Getting your children to play outside more often!-Limiting time on electronics such as television for only an hour or only computer time for only an hour and a half.
Child advertising…thinkabout it and do something to counteract it.