Advertising aimed at children should be banned. To what extent you agree or disagree?

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Advertising aimed at children should be banned. To what extent you agree or disagree?


Many advertisements targeted at children are out of commercial purposes, which cannot actually benefit children. I agree that those advertising should be forbidden to the largest extent.

These advertising can adversely affect normal study of children. They may spend a large amount of time in a day watching commercial advertising with few educational implications, wasting their precious studying time as a result. If they can devote these leisure time to reading books or engaging in social practice, they can at least have learned some knowledge or skills, which from a long perspective, have advantages to their future academic development.

In addition, these commercial publicity can cause negative influence on children. Children are normally not aware of their poor ability to control their behaviour. They may easily be tempted by those advertising and produce intensive desire to purchase the advertised products, arguing with their parents in order to buy some worthless or even harmful stuff, for example, toy guns or swords, which may develop violent tendency of children.

There is another problem. These adverting can produce comparing mentality among these kids to finally reach their commercial goals. Some advertisements have been rooted strong psychological hints, making kids feel that they have to possess one, and otherwise, they will have a sense of lose. Some kids may envy other peers who have had the stuff they long for and are likely to steal it from others.


In summary, I have to say that a majority of advertising for children have only met the needs of advertisers, but haven’t really taken children’s interest and healthy growth into account. These ads ought to be banned, which will allow children to have more time to study useful knowledge and skills.
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