I was reading this site yesterday - rude awakening let me tell you!!!
If enough parents were A: aware of what their kids were being slammed with everyday and B: active enough to write letters to congressmen, then we could do something.
In the meantime, all we can do is explain and prove to kids that the ads are lies made to want them buy things!!! Unfortunately, advertising can be a huge influence in our kids self images and overall psyche no matter how ad proof we try to have them be.
APRIL 22-26 IS NATIONAL TURN OFF THE TV WEEK!!!
I turned off my TV a few years ago - when the OKC bombing was all that was on, I turned it off and didn't turn it back on for four years! After the first year I got rid of the TV. My parents bought me one a year later because they thought the kids should have one, but if we watched anything on it it was only a rented movie here and there.
We didn't suffer for it! and I didn't have young teens screaming "I want I want I want!!!!!!!" at every turn.