Did you know that many countries do not allow advertisers to target their marketing to children under 12? Can you imagine?–No toy commercials! Since studies have shown that kids under the age of 6 are often not able to differentiate between what is real and what is imaginary, it’s understandable, I guess.
America, on the other hand, has allowed thousands of public schools to actually bring advertising into the classroom. Does your school have Channel One? This is a service that provides TVs and other equipment to schools free in exchange for an agreement to show their news broadcast and advertising on a daily basis to the kids.
Do you think that advertising to children is wrong? Is there any problem with this? Are children any more influenced by ads than adults are?