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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:30 AM

I deeply resent companies being allowed to market to kids ...

Companies, especially food inc, should not be allowed to market to kids ... Ron McDonald should be buried as should the rest of the nefarious clowns... ( that includes Santa Claus )

I hate having to say "No" all the time to my kid .... I don't want my kid drinking Colas ..or greasy fries .. or any crappy sugary liquids ... Until they are older - me and my wife get to decide what is best for them.

Many countries explicitly ban commercials aimed at kids - but that to me is only one way a marketing guy reaches them. They have no bloody business in trying sell their crap to our little ones ..

Don't give me the fucking first amendment crap ...

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Reply I deeply resent companies being allowed to market to kids ... (Original post)
srican69 Feb 2013 OP
Brickbat Feb 2013 #1
srican69 Feb 2013 #2
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #3
MuseRider Feb 2013 #4
jollyreaper2112 Feb 2013 #5
cali Feb 2013 #6
moondust Feb 2013 #7
srican69 Feb 2013 #8
moondust Feb 2013 #9
ThomThom Feb 2013 #10
Gorp Feb 2013 #11
Player_One Feb 2013 #12

Response to srican69 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:35 AM

1. I'm a fan of this organization on Facebook...

You might want to check it out.

http://commercialfreechildhood.org/

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:37 AM

2. thanks .. I need this right now

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:37 AM

3. I remember being the same way. I relented one time and told the boys they could have whatever was

the latest food item that was popular. They both got really sick. I doubt the food had much to do with it as the flu/virus was going around but I never said a word either way. They were both very put off of junk food after that...Bwahahaha, I told them this later and are still non-junk food people.

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:44 AM

4. It is so difficult with society always seeking the easy way out.

I can't blame them for doing that, life is so difficult now I can't imagine. When I raised mine it was hard enough but not as hard as now. Stick to your ideas of what is best for them. I had to fight the most important battles, in my mind anyway, and cave on some others to avoid isolating them entirely. It worked. At first it did not seem to but now they both make much better choices than many around them.

I totally agree with you. The people who are obligated to make the best decisions have enough problem trying to navigate the world and raise healthy, intelligent kids. They should not have to battle the advertising and corporate greed aiming directly at their children.

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:53 AM

5. advetising

I consider it the moral equivalent of rape. Because honestly, what's the long-term consequence of any sex abuse on a child, beyond any physical damage? It's the mental damage! There are serious reprecusions and consequences that will follow them for the rest of their lives, causing untold pain and suffering. And advertising is no different. It warps reality, sets expectations, and deliberately tries to create dissatisfaction and desires that can only be assuaged with a purchase. And while not every American has been raped, every American has been advertised to.

This is not belittling rape, this is saying advertising is just as harmful.

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:55 AM

6. It is hard. I'm glad that when my son was little we lived so

far out in the sticks that those temptations weren't right in front of his nose. Not to mention that we didn't have tv. Hell, for his first 2 years, we didn't have electricity.

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:09 AM

7. Something I've noticed recently.

Advertisers using more children in their TV commercials. Not just ads for kids but also for adults. I'd rather they didn't exploit children or adults' soft spot for children to sell stuff. It has a whiff of desperation.

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Response to moondust (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:17 AM

8. like the ADT home security ads .... a woman tucking her kids to bed when a man in a hood tries to

break in ...


I hate those fucking ads ... and swore to myself never to buy ADT or any other home security system .. I pay taxes and its the job of the police to keep me & my family safe.

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Response to srican69 (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:24 AM

9. Exactly.

They could have left the kids out of it and still gotten their message across.

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:25 AM

10. children don't have the skills to understand the manipulation

that is going on
neither do adults because they were trained from when they were kids

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:16 PM

11. We don't have that problem. We don't watch TV.

 

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:54 PM

12. In the end though it doesn't matter...

 

... Because you can say no.

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