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Children in Advertisements - breaking new grounds
8/5/2018 11:03:35 PM
Vinod Chandrashekhar Dixit

It is observed that now-a-days
children are breaking new grounds in advertising. After selling milk drinks and detergents to mostly mothers for years, the young ones are now trying to influence big investments of decision makers at home and in business. Children are making the adults buy. So grabbing adult attention through kids is a sound strategy. It is clear, featuring children helps companies get rid of boring and cliché methods, especially when the product carries a serious image.
According t o a senior psychiatrist "Commodification of child psyche is an unhealthy pattern. Many a times they don't even have insight about the product they are promoting. It's a kind of child labour,".
Children appearing in the advertisements, posters or photos can attract more customers and help the buyers know more about the product.
However, if the children commercials involve sexual contents, the commercial should be banned and the situation should be stopped. Children are innocent and pure, the society should not use their innocent to earn money immorally. Children participation in advertisements become popular and they face many comments and criticism. The intensity with which children experience desire and their inability to assign priorities and accept delays in satisfying them is the common experience of most parents.
.When these urges remain unfulfilled, such children may grow up with lots of resentment against their parents and the existing social set up.
However, children are not mature enough, when facing criticism, they find difficult to accept and may cause psychological shadow.
This is because children are not mature enough to think what they want or is the thing benefit to themselves, they are just simply accept everything that their parents arrange for them.
It is bad for their mentally development. Besides, involving in the commercials have to spend a lot of time. As a result, children may not have enough time focusing in studies and their academic result may be affected. Once they involve in commercial, pressure will be brought to them and they tends to meet the standard of the advertisement or dramas. Besides, they and their families may also need to face the discussions of the public.
It is too early for children to have lots of pressures and too much workload. They should have their own time with their friends and families, but not bear the pressure. Parents should also assess the advertisement whether it is suitable for their children, such as the message or products involve in the advertisements. Moreover, it is important that the parents should guide their children to allocate their more time on study and give them support and encouragement. No doubt, children appearing on television advisement not only help the children to become more confident but also have unforgettable experience in their life.
In conclusion, children should be allowed to get involved in commercials but with strict laws to specify the contents to protect our children.
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