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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In the Huffington Post, CCFC's Josh Golin on our Scholastic InSchool marketing campaign and satire from the Twitterverse!
The Director of the New York State Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Alliance on why it's important to oppose legislation that would allow advertising on NY school buses.
The UK government-commissioned report on the commercialization of childhood released today, "Letting Children Be Children," recommends measures to protect the country's children from commercialism and sexualization.
This Brand Channel article provides insight into the marketing mindset: "Everybody agrees that children are low-hanging fruit when it comes to marketing easy pickings not only for their susceptibility to spurious engagement, but the fact that...they wield purchasing influence of $100 billion in annual food and beverage sales."
The Washington Post describes the great lengths to which the energy industry goes -- and the great sums of money it spends -- to influence public school lessons.
This great LA Times editorial covers Scholastic pushing corporate and industry-sponsored teaching materials in schools, an issue brought to light by CCFC and Rethinking Schools.
Josh Golin comments on school bus ad legislation proposed in Ohio, and explains why selling out students to corporate advertisers is a not a good option for addressing school budget gaps.
Josh Golin weighs in as school districts in California reconsider school bus ads.
Education Week on CCFC's Scholastic/coal action.
CCFC's Josh Golin comments on new proposed legislation in NY, explaining that selling out kids by allowing advertising on school buses is a bad idea.
CNN Money on CCFC's Scholastic/coal action.
Time on CCFC's action calling on Scholastic to end its coal industry partnership.
This editorial in the New York Times supports CCFC's campaign with Rethinking Schools and environmental activists against Scholastic's promotion of the coal industry in schools: "Considering its enormous reach in the nations classrooms, the publisher has an obligation to adhere to high educational standards."
Mother Jones on CCFC's Coal/Scholastic campaign.
The New York Times covers CCFC's campaign with Rethinking Schools and environmental groups urging Scholastic to stop promoting Big Coal in classrooms.
The chairman of the the Sierra Club posts about the coal industry's dirty PR tactics, including hiring Scholastic to produce teaching materials for kids.
The author of this Huffington Post piece explains why active play and engagement with caring adults, not videos that teach memorization, is what's best for babies' healthy development.
Josh Golin tells SmartMoney that we need a way to enforce the new FTC food marketing standards if we hope for success.
CCFC's Susan Linn and Diane Levin discuss commercialism, sexualization and bullying in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
This Time post describes the "toxic food environment" in which kids grow up. The author presents some ways to begin addressing the problem, including removing TVs from kids' bedrooms to limit junk food ad exposure.