Posted about 4 years ago
Ok, you say they are taught to have an opinion about something at a young age without fully knowing what they're supporting? That's just what happens, but it's the parents job to explain something they don't understand. Think about it, if a kid doesn't know what the commerical is about, they aren't gonna support it. If they don't know what cereal they are advertising, they aren't going to say they support it. If an ad is showing a toy, the kid isn't going to support a toy they haven't seen. Sure, the kid might beg their parents for it, but that's why the parents are there. To explain to the kid. Commercials are meant to be targeted at children, if they are showing a child's product. Nothing wrong with that.
Also, I think it's very healthy for kids to have an opinion at a young age. It shows that they can think for themselves. It might not be the best opinion or choice, but at least they are saying they have a voice. Kids should be taught, by multiple sources, to speak up for what they believe in, and ads might just be one of those sources. As long as there is someone to explain further.