What has more influence over our children: Paris Hilton, The Simpsons, Facebook, mobile phones, trendy brands, sexy media messages ... or you?
Consuming Innocence explores the complex relationship that kids – from tots to tweens to teens – have with popular culture. It considers the role popular culture, and most importantly, parents play in creating children’s ideas of themselves. This timely book fearlessly questions the involvement of the corporations that target kids and promote sexuality.
With her common-sense approach, Karen Brooks offers practical advice on how to engage in popular culture with your children and how to understand the relationship they have with the media and new technology.
If you have tots, tweens or teens in your life, Consuming Innocence is essential reading.