Children impacted by consumption and consumerism
Children living in the 21st century are exposed to a vast majority of commercials and other media outlets outlining the values of consumption and consumerism, this impacts greatly on their lives as children and also affects them later in life as adults. the idealistic world for us is to stop the exposure of consumerism via media however the repercussions may be severe as the world needs children as consumers. Consumption is the every day use of a variety of goods and materials, this can be the food we eat or the clothes we wear to the cars we drive. consumerism on the other hand is the belief of an individuals happiness based on their increase of products, especially products that are classified as ‘luxury’
Children are idealistically presented their morals by their parents however many children are now looking toward physical objects such as toys which are connected with a certain stigma such as Cool or Smart. Instead of feeling connections with friends or family they become obsessed with consumption and eventual become separate in society. Children who grow up as consumers either by influence of media or parents are likely to become reliant on products to make them happy, this can cause phycological problems that can influence their behaviours and cause them to never feel the happiness or fulfilment of the possessions that they have.