Kidnapped : How Irresponsible Marketers Are Stealing the Minds of Your Children
Daniel AcuffISBN: 5-98124-108-X; 1419505033;
Book DescriptionChildren are Sitting Ducks in Today’s High-Powered World of Commercialization According to a 2004 study by the American Psychological Association, companies spend $12 billion annually on advertising aimed directly at children and teens. Children today watch close to a thousand of hours of television every year, the obesity rate of youth ages six to 19 has tripled over the past thirty years, approximately 80% of videogames contain some form of violence, and about 70% of television programming has some sort of sexual content. America’s children are under assault, and a new book from educational researchers Daniel S. Acuff, PhD, and Robert H. Reiher, PhD will help parents protect their children. In Kidnapped: How Irresponsible Marketers are Stealing the Minds of Your Children , Drs. Acuff and Reiher explore the development stages from birth through adolescence and showing what kinds of messages children can “tolerate” at each...
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