On Wednesday, March 28th, from 7 to 9 pm, the Liberty Lake Foundation for Youth is hosting a public screening of the film Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood. The screening will be held at the Rutgers Eco-Complex, located directly across the street from Liberty Lake at 1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505.
Consuming Kids is a powerful, eye-opening documentary that explores how the marketing strategies of corporations target, manipulate and exploit children. The film reveals startling facts about consumer culture in the United States, including:
- Children consume more than 40 hours of media per week.
- The average child sees 40,000 commercials per year.
- Companies spend $17 billion dollars annually advertising to children.
After watching the hour-long documentary, Liberty Lake Director Andy Pritikin, along with Dr. Rafe Vecere and Dr. Ellyn Kellerman, will facilitate a panel discussion exploring the issues of the film and what parents can do to limit the harmful effects of the media on their children. After the panel discussion their will be a Q & A portion to discuss any aspects and questions about the film.