LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The effect celebrities and media have on the lives of children is profound. In the current age, many young girls look up to Disney stars, singers, and actresses in an idealized "role model" fashion, with intent to walk, talk, dress, and act similarly to those they idolize. The question is: how do we allow our children the freedom to embrace and enjoy the media and entertainment, yet curb the over-sexualized behavior that is easily the end result?
"Celebrities have tremendous influence on children and teens," Dr. Kilbourne explains. "The fan base for many celebrities is very young kids, especially little girls. This early exposure to such content influences how children want to look or dress, and also pushes children into early sexualization."
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