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Should there be a ban on advertising in schools?

Shouldthere be a ban on advertising in schools?



Advertisingis defined as the process of a bringing product towards the attentionof potential buyers and current customers.

Thesis: A critical look into the matter indicates that harms associated withschool advertisements outweigh the benefits and as a result,advertising in schools should be banned.

  1. Why advertising should be banned
  1. It is unethical.
  2. It creates social divisions among school children.
  3. It will tamper with student’s self-esteem
  4. There are a lot of negative social consequences associated with allowing advertisements in schools.
  5. Encourage students to engage in social vices such as drinking of alcohol
  6. It can negative impacts on student’s cultures and they are likely to start experimenting with sex.
  7. It is exploitative techniques employed by companies to drain money from parents.
  8. It tends to brainwash students into becoming eager consumers.
  9. It creates a materialist society.
  1. Why advertisements should be legalized
  1. Advertisements can help schools manage financial deficits.
  2. Students are influenced by their families and friends rather than advertisement.

Restatingof thesis: Advertisement in schools should be banned because itcauses more harms than benefits.

  1. References

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