TV Advertisers Should Have Mental Health Duty of Care

Broadcast advertisers should be subject to a new duty of care to protect young people’s mental health, NHS leaders have said. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is being urged to clamp down on advertisements which fuel body insecurity among teenagers. Senior health officials are demanding a meeting with the organisation’s chief executive to discuss concerns that too [...]

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Kids as Consumers: Do They Have Rights?

Photo: Verster Cohen Children’s consumption and marketing to children are big business. Children are the target of marketing for everything from toys and sweets to cosmetics, fast foods and the family car. Children have their own money to spend, and they influence family spending. For example, in June 2013, AdWeek reported that ‘fully [...]