Do you think the majority view is
correct in this case?
in this can be different based on the child understanding of the advert and his
or her reaction towards the advert. Am going to use my own experience in this
case. I have a 6-year-old boy how likes watching cartoon but I make sure he
watches sometimes meaningful. But one thing I have come to realize is that he
learned a lot from them and teach me sometimes like how to make pancakes. when
it comes to advert, after watching he tell me mummy buy that for me, mummy I
can ice cream, and I will ask him where did you see that because you know we
don’t have it, he said on TV, then I will tell him I don’t have money for that
OK. I will tell him to tell me to buy anything he sees on TV. This makes
children feel bad that their parents always say not their request or maybe
don’t feel loved. Because of that, there are some channels I prefer for him to
watch for instance baby first TV which does not have an advert. The majority
view can be correct based on the influence of the advert on the child and the
disturbance parents get from their children as a result of the advert. Though
researchers made their research based on available children that should give
them the right to jump to a conclusion that it helps develop children’s skill.
They never mentioned the side effect of an unexpected reaction of unsuccessful
What difference would it make that a
majority thinks this way?
think the way they think is as a result of the inconvenience, disturbance, and
problems that arise after a child watches the advert. The difference it would
make is that if the advert does not cause a problem which is a family which I
think is impossible, would be better for some parents. Also, the age to show an
advert for children TV programs should be reevaluated. Therefore, all things go
right when they serve their natural purposes and wrong when they depart from
their purposes. according to Ruggiero, V. (2011) “no one person’s view is
preferable to another’s. Each is good in its own way. One person’s sacred ritual
may be the next person’s cardinal sin”. so, I believe people will have a
different option in this case and I might not be an issue to some people at
all. This means that whatever a person believes to be right is right for that
person, and what a person believes to be wrong is wrong for that person
Ruggiero, V. (2011)
Do you think the use of commercials
in children’s television programming raises any ethical questions? Do explain.
yes, I think
it raises the ethical question because the way they show those adverts on TV
especially toys is way too beyond their action. They make do toys move in such
a way that the actual toy wouldn’t even move when you purchase it. I bought a
set of paw patrol toys for my son and he was expecting to move by themselves because
of what he saw on TV. so, it raises ethical issues and should not make children
believe we are living in a fairytale world, that everything is possible when we
are not. So, the Laws of nature should be followed, it should describe how the
things of the world are and how they ought to be. More so, re-evaluation of an
ethical and unethical aspect of advertisement and its influence on children
should be in consideration.
Do you wish to place evidence for
what you say before your classmates?
any claim, one should ensure that is true and ready to provide evidence. Making
an unsure claim result in accusation. yes, I will place evidence to what I said
to my classmate which am very sure of, because if am not sure I rather don’t
make a comment at all.
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