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Children today watch far more television than children did in the early days of TV. In addition, they are online where advertising is prevalent as well. The influence of advertising has permeated much of what our children do and see.
This Media Family page indicates that the average American child views over 40,000 television commercials each year. This doesn't even cover some of the more subtle advertising such as the use of specific products in the shows that kids watch.
Originally posted by catwhoknows
reply to post by bputman
Children are influenced from the day they are born - it is called living in the world.
Advertising, the net, phones, what is cool and what is not - you can try to protect your children, but you cannot protect them from living in the world.