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Event Title: "Consuming Kids: Raising Healthy Children in a Media-Saturated, Commercialized World"

Location: Princeton Public Library Community Room

On: Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Details:

A Talk with Susan Linn, Co-Founder and Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood

With the intensity of a gold rush, multi­national corporations race  to stake their claim on the consumer group formerly known as children.  The unprecedented convergence of unfettered commercialism and ubiquitous, miniaturized screen media allows marketers to bypass parents and target children directly. Precocious sexuality, eating disorders, youth violence, childhood obesity,rampant consumerism, family stress, and the erosion of children’s creative play—the foundation of learning—have all  been  linked  to  child-­targeted marketing. Dr. Susan Linn will talk  about the magnitude of this global problem and what we can do about it.

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