Tv Commercials Should Be Banned Essay

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  • Ads are a breach of our personal space

    Ads should be removed completely or moved to an allocated channel specifically for advertisement and if we so choose to see it then that should be our choice to do so, Because when I pay my money for a tv cable and electricity I do not expect nor want to be shoved in my face more consumerism continually every 15mins of watching something a barrage of ads that Is forced apon me why do this I am not a trained monkey I will only buy something if I ever needed it or I wanted something not because tv ads have shoved it in my psyche I don't believe I have ever bought anything on a whim from watching an ad apart from a mcdonalds but that's another story, for obese people they are basically advertising there drug of choice would u do that for a heroin addict,, the amount of time through the years I have had to watch ads is shocking if u think about it. Advertisement is everywhere but the last place I want it is in my home every day. Its like there's no respect we are just consuming robots, the entire four to five mins or more of ad breaks around 10 different ads flashed in my face its got to the point tv can stress me out because. Concentration is continuously being tested I now mute ads but if I am paying the money I should have the right to dictate like everyone else whether we want to see ads or not

  • Sex ads and drug ads

    The ads that talk about viagra and other sexual ads on t.V influence children to look into sexual activities more often. They also influence children into drugs and drinking as well. I have seen some ads on t.V. That make me sick just at the fact my 7 and 9 year old sons are watching it with me. The shows are also influencing my kids to ask questions that they shouldnt even ask at the ages of 13.

  • Ads encourage alcohol use

    The ads aimed at children encourage drug and alcohol use by making it seem fun and cool. Just like how coca cola commercials advertise for a drink that is refreshing. They even play the ads on commercial breaks during shows that teenagers watch. What they obviously dont show in these commercials is how bad alcohol is for children and teenagers. Long term consumption can lead to brain damage, ive heard of a lot of underage drinkers binge drinking. This all stems from advertisements encouraging children my age to drink up.

  • No no no!!

    If we stop these adds it would have a negative effect on the economy because people would lose jobs and businesses would shut down .Not good ...Also Nowadays whenever we go, we can see advertisement and in marketing we need advertisement because its help to attract the consumer for any value. The benefits of the advertisement are to increase the product sells and make profit. In our group we agreed that targeting children in advertisement is good, and the great deal of advertisement on television is aimed at children by promoting different kind of product such as food, drinks, toys, clothes, and ext. If we will speak about food children naturally like foods that are riches in fats, proteins, and sugar, it’s give them energy and power to grow. It’s true that eating lots of these things is bad put it is gain a problem of bad parenting rather than the fault of advertising. So we cannot blame the advertisement.
    In addition to that there are lots of different advertisements that teach the children a good thing for example lifebuoy soap it’s taught the children how to clean and wash their hands clearly and remove the germs from it. Also the nido milk advertisement its shows the children that if they drink it they will have a very good a strong health and bones. Nido advertising is encouraging the children to drink it.

  • Should be banned

    When it comes to commericals they are very persuasive. Especially in the mind of a young child. For example in beer commericals they describe how the beer is delish and great for you. This child will be influcened by the ways of the commercial and want to drink. As the child gets older they will have a habit of drinking and at an early age become an alcoholic. IS THIS THE KIND OF WAY A CHILD SHOULD LIVE! Other commercials may be far worse, and do a lot of damage to a young person.

  • Tv Ads featuring sexual innuendos and undertones or even revealing clothing or suggestive scenery is an infringement on the privacy of my home

    During the Super Bowl, the commercial with the naked woman and the cheeseburger came on. Not only did I see way more than i wanted to, but an entire room full of children saw it too. This awakened questions that i thought would not be asked, let alone answered for years to come. It is annoying that one cannot watch a football game without seeing nudity, sexual scenes, and hear innuendos.

  • I really like the one about the habits of drinking.

    The ideas are really good and I agree with all the ideas and I really like the one about the cables and electricity and they waste power when you could be watching a T.V show. I also love the one about habits of drinking and they could effect the brain. I really love the ideas.

  • Yes because it

    I believe we should ban TV advertisements aimed at children. I have a few reasons that support my opinion. First, children are not fully developed compared to adults. They cannot make proper decisions and are easily influenced by media. They don't know if the advertisers stretched the truth. They don't have the ability to assess that. In that state, if children are to see inappropriate media, it can change their behavior later on as an adult or their behavior right now as an child. Adults how know to assess if they actually need this product. But children don't and they get dissatisfied with what they have currently. They want to buy the product right now. Like children might see a cigarette media program, they might think smoking is cool and start smoking. But smoking is not at all cool and it is a bad thing. Children have no way to know that. That's why I think children should not be exposed to advertisements. They might also misunderstand the meaning of the advertisement, thinking the opposite of intended or thinking negatively. Second, advertisements aimed at children are trying to influence the young minded children to force their parents to buy them good toys or sweets, the things children like. It causes parents to buy the toys in order to satisfy their children. That's the effect the advertisement wants to make. So I believe it is unjust to target children to earn more money. Third, the advertisements that the children sees makes them make wrong decisions. They are told that something is not good for your health or very dangerous but on TV there are advertisements going on that say those acts or things are completely fine and they should be bought. There is an example with hamburgers. It is common knowledge that hamburgers have high calories and are not good for your health.

  • I think it helps them learn better.

    Yea this is right to have the children to watch ads so that they can learn something new everyday.When we find something new for the kids to watch that helps them learn something new because we can help the kids get to where they need to be.Thats the end bye.

  • Yes i agree

    Certain ads perform things that are not appropriate for the children. It also uses the decision making of the child to persuade parents to buy the things that they do not need. It also costs consumers money, aside from the non-stop price increases, advertisement persuades us to make buying as a hobby.

  • Research shows that most alcoholics began drinking during their teen years. Even more disturbingly, almost half already met the disease’s diagnostic criteria by their 21st birthdays.

    Peer pressure — and the urge to feel grown up — play big roles in this, obviously. But scientists increasingly point to another factor: TV advertising that associates drinking with living the good life.

    Despite claims otherwise by the beer and liquor companies, this advertising almost exclusively targets young people. “Get them early” seems to be the unspoken logic of the alcohol retailers. Advertising campaigns draw explicit connections between drinking and excitement, romance, adventure, success in sports, eternal vigor and youth, and everything else that an adolescent ready to enter the adult world could ever possibly hope to find.

    The question needs to be asked: Should TV ban alcohol advertising?

    The case for the prosecution

    Because beer commercials and other types of TV advertisements for alcohol products target young impressionable minds, most of which belong to those who are not old enough to drink legally, it has been argued that a ban on such advertisements could be sanctified by an appeal to the greater good. Even though it may be possible for older adults to drink responsibly and legally, this line of reasoning goes, younger people often don’t. So a ban on alcohol advertising — targeted as it is at the teen and young adult set — is entirely justifiable.

    While we should never tread lightly upon free speech, the spirit of the First Amendment has limits. It doesn’t permit crying ‘fire!’  in a crowded theater, for example, and perhaps more relevantly, we’ve already banned TV tobacco ads, thanks to the Surgeon General’s damning report about the health effects of smoking.

    While the issue remains somewhat controversial, a number of research projects have now established a connection between exposure to alcohol advertising and increased youth drinking.

    • A 2012 report by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center that found those between the ages of 15 and 20 who showed a great familiarity with the content of TV commercials for alcohol products were much more likely to drink, and drink to excess than their peers.
    • A comprehensive 2009 Oxford Brookes University review of the existing literature on the question, sponsored by the Alcohol and Education Research Council, demonstrated a clear connection between heavier drinking in youth and exposure to alcohol ads on television and in magazines. (A link between the use of alcohol products in movies and elevated levels of youth drinking was also found.)
    • The Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine published a 2006 study showing a direct correlation between the number of TV ads a young person sees and the amount of alcohol they drink. This same study also found that in particular TV markets, for each extra dollar invested per capita in advertising by the retailers of alcohol products (in comparison to the national average), the level of youth drinking increased by 3%.
    • An article published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol in 2006, in which researchers who had studied a number of possible remedies for youth drinking concluded that by far the most effective way to reduce premature alcohol-related deaths among this age group was to institute a complete ban on all advertising for alcohol products. The authors of the article claimed that such an action would result in 7,609 fewer deaths from harmful drinking each year and a 16.4% reduction in life years lost to alcohol-related causes.

    This is actually just a brief sampling of the numerous studies establishing links between alcohol-related TV commercials and increased levels of youth drinking. No such connections have been found among older drinkers. Perhaps this is why so much effort has been put into marketing alcohol to younger people whose drinking habits are still in flux?

    Of course, alcohol retailers and manufacturers maintain that their advertisements persuade adult drinkers to choose one brand over another. But they glamorize drinking, first and foremost, and such appeals hit home hardest among people new to alcohol.

    Should we allow alcohol advertising?

    There seems little doubt that prohibiting alcohol advertising on TV would reduce the overall amount of youth-drinking in the United States. But such a ban would cost television networks a serious amount of revenue, and it would challenge the spirit of the First Amendment to at least some extent.

    Whether or not a ban would be politically feasible is unclear. But the arguments in favor of it are strong, and perhaps our collective concern over the future of our youth will someday overcome the forces aligned against a ban on alcohol-related TV advertising.

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