Why Does There Have To Be So Many Adverts On Kids TV?
Having been at home over the last 6weeks we’ve watched more kids TV than we do normally. What’s been hugely apparent is that kids TV is dominated by adverts so seriously why does there have to be so many adverts on kids TV? Adverts for food, adverts for toys, adverts for other TV shows, it’s constant.
I’m already paying a hefty premium for these kids channels and then I’m faced with the constant “Mummy, can I have one of those” questions, over and over and over. Don’t even get me started on the price of the toys advertised, seriously £40 for a dolls bath? In what world is that justified? I could buy a bath for a real baby for £5!
The other thing that drives me crazy about so many adverts on kids TV is some of the games, why would we want to encourage our kids to play with dog poo or bins? Who decided that this was a great idea, I spend my time telling my children that we don’t touch dog poo or bins and then there on TV some stupid game is actively encouraging it. How can that be right?
So I ask you, Why Does There Have To Be So Many Adverts On Kids TV?