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Consuming Kids…

As we examined the basic topics and themes that we will be looking at throughout the semester, I was reminded of a video that I viewed in Children, Toys and Media (CT326) last semester. This video specifically looks at how consumerism affects children. It is scary to think of the impact that consumerism has on children basically from the day they are born. As adults we can attempt to distinguish that we are being sold to, but as children they do not know any better. This creates children that have a constant “want more” attitude. I found this video interesting and thought I would share it.

This is the trailer for the video:

Michelle Bakelaar

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To compound the previous post, here is a video of Julian Assange, found of Wikileaks, who attended the Occupy London protests. Wikileaks, for those of you who don’t know, is notorious for releasing highly sensitive information which they believe ought to be public knowledge, and here Assange provides some of those same insights.