this consumerism has very much affected our ideology of life over the past 200 years. We want all those things that everybody in the media and in advertising are talking about we want a beautiful partner, open relationship with sex, someone with nice luxury goods, like cars or clothing. experts talk about young people and money, influences on them to be consumers, stresses associated with this and the need for better consumer and financial literacy in young people from an early age. Teens want to identify with their peer group and in a certain sense, that is a vulnerability, kanner says. Indeed, teens and tweens, children between the ages of 12 and 14, are attracted to the prestige they believe brand-name clothing provides them, according to a 1998 article in the journal adolescence (vol.). The aim of this lesson is to give students practice in reading for information and argument in an article about consumer society and give them an opportunity to. In a recent study on teen consumerism by allen kanner, teens are spending two and a half times what they were in 1992. They have an annual overall budget of 15 billion and they influence over 600 billion of spending which is why companies target their products to teenagers the most. It is the most effective way to get a product into the market. This is a vocabulary worksheet for teaching or revising consumerism related vocabulary. Students are asked to fill in the gaps with words or expressions from the list given. 5 causes of consumerism and its environmental impact the causes of consumerism can be political, social, cultural, economic or by the effect of the publicity that the media perform. He consumerism is a phenomenon that arises in the twentieth century, which is characterized by the massive acquisition of goods that are not indispensable for the. as part of global action plans work on consumerism, we talked to school children about the pressures of advertising.