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
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.