Friday, February 12, 2010
Do We Care About Our Kids?
The US is the only industrialized country that does not regulate marketing to children.
The consumer marketing industry says it is the parents' job to monitor what their children watch, buy, and eat. That's true. But when a five-year-old child swears that Sponge Bob macaroni and cheese tastes better than any other macaroni and cheese, even when she hasn't actually tasted it, something is out of balance.
When we are having to make bigger car seats for children because so many children are obese, something has gone off track.
When depression and anxiety medication is being prescribed for 8 million children every year, we are truly in trouble.
For an in-depth look at this massive issue, please watch the following first of seven parts of the "Consuming Kids" documentary.