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.
Updated: 35 weeks 1 day ago
The New York Times covers Scholastic's CCFC-inspired decision to cut corporate-sponsored materials.
In the CCFC Blog, Josh Golin analyzes a recent Tennessee case and explains why selling kids out by allowing school bus ads, in addition to being unethical, doesn't make financial sense.
In the CCFC Blog, Michele Simon digs beneath the publicity hype of McDonald's Happy Meal "makeover" and exposes it for what it really is: a move designed to make sure McD's can keep on marketing its junky food to children.
The Childrens Advertising Review Unit, the industrys self-regulatory group, asked the MPAA to investigate whether 2 PG-13 movies were inappropriately advertised to young children.
A North Carolina paper asks whether Channel One exposes kids to too many ads, with quotes from Obligation Inc.'s Jim Metrock.
CCFC's Susan Linn and other advocates for children respond to the GAO's report findings that rules for children's television lack enforcement on cable and satellite.
CCFC Steering Committee member Michele Simon on the IWG's food marketing principles and extreme push back from the industry in Food Safety News.
A new report finds that rules on advertising to children on cable and satellite are easily skirted and recommends that the FCC create a strategy to ensure children are not exposed to excessive or inappropriate advertising.
Representatives stress the importance of protecting children from online tracking, but the FCC falls short of expressing support of (or opposition to) a bill introduced by Markey and Barton.
Television shows like Disneys Phineas and Ferb are looking to hook young male viewers, as well as build a major boy-dominating franchise.
Canadian meta-analysis on efforts to reduce childrens screen time in hopes of getting kids to lose weight finds interventions largely unsuccessful. But keeping kids away from screens at an early age was found to be part of the solution.
The media industry and food marketers align to lobby against the Interagency Working Group's new voluntary food marketing principles for food ads aimed at kids.
Josh Golin on new ad-supported scoreboards coming to high schools in Tacoma, WA.
CCFC's Josh Golin comments on a Florida district considering okaying corporate ads in schools.
Supreme Court overturns California law and rules that video games featuring "killing, maiming, dismembering, or sexually assaulting an image of a human being" may be sold to children under 18.
Exciting news: The American Academy of Pediatrics calls for a ban on junk food ads aimed at children.
Jack in the Box, the restaurant chain with more than 2,200 locations, will no longer include toys in its kids' meals. The move comes amid growing pressure on fast food purveyors to stop using toys to market to children.
Listen to Jim Hightower's Common Sense Commentary on the coal industry buying its way into classrooms via Scholastic.
In the CCFC Blog: Susan Linn on McDonald's Happy Meals "Hope" commercial.
CCFC salutes Michelle Obama's new effort to reduce the amount of time children spend in front of screens in childcare settings.