Campaign For A Commercial-Free Childhood is a national coalition of health care professionals, educators, advocacy groups and concerned parents who counter the harmful effects of marketing to children through action, advocacy, education, research, and collaboration. We support the rights of children to grow up and the rights of parents to raise them without being undermined by rampant commercialism. CCFC is headquartered at the NonProfit Center in Boston.
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The AAP releases a new policy statement reinforcing its recommendation that children under 2 not be exposed to screens. It also raises concerns about the effects of parents media use on young children.
CBS News covers the AAPs important recommendation that children under two have no screen time.
The Center for Digital Democracy filed an FTC complaint against PepsiCo for deceptive and unfair marketing to teens with its horror-themed Doritos web-based marketing campaign.
Michele Simon reports on PepsiCos deceptive and unfair digital marketing aimed at teens.
In the CCFC Blog, guest writer Brandy King explains why living commercial-free is worth it for her family.
In this Op/Ed for USA Today, CCFCs Josh Golin explains on why, if we really cared about children, we'd eliminate food marketing to kids.
Facebook is lobbying to have more access to children because it believes starting a relationship with kids early is crucial to growing its brand.
Philly decides to plaster its schools with ads, while one high school student logically says he doesnt think school should be a place where products are advertised.
Children are exposed to violent and sexualized content as more and more kids are using mobile apps.
Mary Rothschild writes about the dangers of video game violence and what parents can do to protect kids in light of the disappointing Supreme Court ruling that no restrictions can be place on the sale of violent games to kids.
The FTC announced it will weaken its proposed food marketing guidelines, the result of Big Food lobbying.
A new study finds advertisings effects on 3-5-year-olds food choices are strong, but parents arent completely powerless.
This is a great opinion piece on why legislation reintroduced in Florida to allow ads on school buses is scraping the bottom of the barrel.
In USA Today, Susan Linn is quoted on the newest way kids are being deprived of imaginative play: apps, expected to be a popular gift this holiday season.
Success story! Parents passionate about keeping schools commercial-free convince the Centennial, Minnesota School Board to drop its in-school ad plan.
This is an editorial in support of commercial-free school buses, commenting on the proposed FL school bus ad legislation, in the Gainesville Sun.
Here's the best quote from this article on proposed legislation that would allow advertising in public parks and school buses in Florida: "What an incredibly stupid idea
advertising in what is supposed to be about natural beauty. And when we put billboards on school buses, what kind of message are we sending to our kids? That everything's for sale?"
Josh Golin tells NBC Nightly News why making ads a compulsory part of the school day isn't fair to kids.
Marlene Schwartz of the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity on the food and entertainment industries' deceptive marketing to very young children.
Marketers talk about "beginning a relationship with the child" from birth by getting their brands in front of babies earlier than ever. Adweek covers this new trend of marketers targeting infants.