Are My Kids’ Favorite Cartoons Too Political?
Is this good for the kiddos?
“Typically, children begin watching cartoons on television at an early age of six months, and by the age two or three, become enthusiastic viewers,” reports a series of essays from Bowling Green State University. “This has become a problem because too many children are watching too much television and the shows that they are watching (even if they are cartoons) have become violent and addictive. The marketing of cartoons has become overpowering in the United States and so has the subliminal messaging. The marketing is targeted toward the children to cause them to want to view the cartoons on a regular basis, but the subliminal messaging is for the adults’ to target them into enjoying the ‘cartoons.’ This is unfortunate because children see material that is not appropriate for their age group. Children who watch too much are more likely to have mental and emotional problems, along with brain and eye injuries and unexpectedly the risk of a physical problem increases.”