World Consumer Rights Day is just under 10 weeks away! This is the first of 10 posts which you can read as we approach this important day and for which you are perhaps planning a school or community event.
The need for Consumer Education in Malta has never been stronger. With so many options to choose from and with so much marketing through different media, consumers of all ages need to be well-informed in order to make smart decisions as they are shopping for products or services. Whether it is a young child buying a toy from her or his pocket money, or a parent considering to change their energy supplier, or an elderly couple buying food on their limited pension, the importance of making sustainable – i.e. healthy and safe, environment-friendly, economically-wise and ethically positive – counts for all. TIP 1: Refamiliarise yourself with all the sections of Consumer Classroom. Remember that through Consumer Classroom as an educator of schoolchildren you can find lessons and resources to help you make learning up-to-date, interesting, enjoyable and meaningful. And keep yourself informed about what influences young people’s choices. Click here for a recent article on the impact of marketing through social media, online games and mobile applications on children's behaviour http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/consumer_evidence/behavioural_research/impact_media_marketing_study/index_en.htm