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In order to understand and explain the dynamics of children's behavior as consumers, it is necessary first to bring to bear an enriched set of theoretical perspectives and then to select those theories most appropriate to particular kinds of behavior. To consumers, both adults and children sandra calvert addresses product marketing to children and shows that although marketers have targeted children for decades, two recent trends have. Whether fashion, toys, food, branding, money - from tv adverts and the supermarket aisle, to the internet and peer trends, there is a growing presence of marketing forces directed at and influencing children and young people.
Children as consumers: the need for multitheoretical perspectives thomas s robertson , center for research on media and children, university of pennsylvania shel feldman , brooklyn college. Although parents are extensively used as proxies for children, their accounts may not always accurately reflect children’s perceptions large numbers of children are cared for and treated by staff who have no paediatric training and abilities to communicate cannot be assumed children’s concepts.
Children now have a powerful market influence childhood consumerism is of concern because it seems to be teaching children to value material things more than human relations furthermore, a lot of time and money spent marketing and advertising to kids, which requires a use of a lot of resources from around the world studies show that advertising to children may not be healthy for them, so. Although children as consumers have become a normal part of our socio-economic fabric, parents are creating many problems for themselves, for their children and for marketers by giving their children money and the encouragement to spend it. Although consumers have an important role in reforming health care, 4 the paternalistic attitude still prevailing among health professionals when it comes to consumer involvement in health care and research can make this difficult 5 patient passivity begins early in life 6 so we should not be surprised that adult users acquiesce in this article we discuss why children should be consulted.
Whether fashion, toys, food, branding, money - from tv adverts and the supermarket aisle, to the internet and peer trends, there is a growing presence of marketing forces directed at and influencing children and young people how should these forces be understood, and what means of research or. The market for children’s products and food is enormous parents on the one hand have a hard time raising children the way they want to, while on the other hand, kids are being increasingly influenced by commercialism that often goes against what parents are trying to do.
Children as consumers: advertising and marketing sandra l calvert the future of children, volume 18, number 1, spring 2008, pp 205-234 (article. Marketing and media communication targeted to children as consumers is recently a topic of discussion in order to increase children consumer protection.
A parent can affect a child's position as a consumer listen parents have primary and shared responsibility for raising their children and ensuring their development, in a way that is in the child’s best interests.