In today’s media-saturated world, it’s important to understand the marketing messages being fired at your children in a nearly non-stop stream. Educating yourself about how these messages affect kids as they grow up is important so you can make the best decisions about what they see and what they consume.
Shining Rivers Waldorf School is presenting a special, free screening of the film “Consuming Kids” next Monday evening, March 1 at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood.
“Consuming Kids” throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and violent video games to so-called “educational products” and the family car.
Drawing on the insights of health care professionals, children's advocates, and industry insiders, the film focuses on the explosive growth of child marketing in the wake of deregulation, showing how youth marketers have used the latest advances in psychology, anthropology and neuroscience to transform American children into one of the most powerful and profitable consumer demographics in the world. “Consuming Kids” pushes back against the wholesale commercialization of childhood, raising urgent questions about the ethics of children's marketing and its impact on the health and well-being of kids. To reserve your space at the screening, please visit:
“Consuming Kids” Free Screening
Monday, March 1, 2010
Schlafly Bottleworks, Crown Room
Doors Open 7:15 p.m., Film Begins 7:30 p.m.
Arrive early, Limited seating
Amy Burger is a mom, freelance writer and communications professional with nearly 20 years experience working in St. Louis. Her work has appeared in numerous publications and media outlets including STL Parent, Missouri Life magazine, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Town & Style and kdhx.org, among others. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful girls at home in Kirkwood.
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