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Although television advertising is so common that no one would go against it. However, for children as young as two to five years old, television advertising is better forbidden than regulated. When discussing television advertising in this age group, we should consider children first rather than product companies.
To start with, television advertisement is often misleading. Thus, it may cause young children or their parents to buy unsuitable products. As you know, children age two to five is immature in every possible way, most salient for this topic, in their cognitive abilities, such as differentiation and inferential deduction. That is to say, children this age often focus on a single dimension of a product, and television advertising make good use of it. Since rational decision making requires the consideration of many aspects, television advertising only worsens their purchase decision.
Take my nephew for an example. He likes watching the cartoon, Peppa Pig, Every time some toy advertisement shows on the screen, he always asks for them. And now, fluffy toys occupy half of his room. This is not only unnecessary, but burdens house cleaning.
Moreover, television advertising may convey some inappropriate ideas and beliefs, and harm children’s behavior development. As you know, advertising often comes with imaginary adventure or challenges. But the little babies do not have the critical ability to analyze these activities, and are likely to imitate them.
For instance, some news a few years ago reported the terrible influence of a cartoon. Some child watched a cartoon, in which some sheep tied the wolf in a tree and decided to burn them. Then they decided to do some imitation. As a result, the child who acted as the wolf was severely burned. Though this is not a case on television advertisement, television advertisement may bring similar harm.
In conclusion, television advertising should not be allowed in the age group of two to five.