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I have a personal rule that would be very interesting if everyone in America adopted. I don't buy anything I see advertised on TV (or any other mainstream media).
Originally posted by Sestias
maybe a more "soft sell" approach to products.
Originally posted by masqua
reply to post by TheoOne
Are you suggesting that adverts may have the potential for suicidal tendencies in children?
If it were, it would be damning evidence indeed if a link could be proven.
Please expand on this thought of yours.
[edit on 10/12/07 by masqua]
The increasing commercial exploitation of children is fuelling a rise in bullying, obesity and depression among Britain's youngsters, according to a recent study.
Companies are accused of routinely hiring child and consumer psychologists to "help them target children effectively", with devastating consequences for the health and wellbeing of youngsters.
"The pressure to consume and conform can lead to excessive levels of materialism and competition among children, leading to bullying. There are dangerous consequences for the physical and mental health of young people.