Misleading Messages (6-21-2011)

Written by Mark Gregston. Posted in Parenting



Did you know that most teenagers today see up to sixty five hundred marketing messages daily?

When thinking of the impact of media on our children, movies and music usually come to mind.  But an even more pervasive influence today is the constant stream of advertising that they see, much of it suggestive of an alternate or ungodly lifestyle. While they aren’t likely to buy most of the products they see advertised, they do buy into the lifestyle that is being portrayed.

Most advertisers use shock value as a means of catching attention, so be sure your teens understand that they are being duped for the sake of commercialism by a false portrayal of a fulfilling life.

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