Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Commercialism and Young People

Young people are asking for their views on COMMERCIALISM.
BBC News site has all the details.

A recent poll carried out for the Children's Society suggested that most adults in the UK did believe that children's well-being was being damaged because childhood had become too commercial.

Children's Secretary Ed Balls said: "As parents we all worry about new influences, and feel pressure to buy the latest toys for our children.

"I want to know if advertising and shopping, and other influences such as media and entertainment, marketing and promotion, commercial websites, and sponsored events are affecting our children's lives in any way.

"I want to know what these things are telling young people about how to behave, what to believe, and what kind of person to become."

It's important that you take part in this, by clicking THIS LINK and answering the questions.

You might also have an extra day to revise for Geography on the 24th of April.

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