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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A new study shows that screen time is psychologically harmful to kids, and the negative psychological effects are not counteracted by increased physical activity.
The New York Times on Hasbro's launch into the business of producing children's programming--in fact, an entire children's television network--just in time for the holiday toy shopping season.
Hasbro/Discovery's new children's TV network "The Hub" includes programming based on Hasbro toys, raising concerns among advocates and child health experts.
Peabody, MA schools pass a rule allowing ads on school permission slips and notices, turning children into walking pop-up ads.
San Francisco will consider banning restaurants from offering toys with meals that are of poor nutritional quality.
Is selling students out to corporate advertisers the way to fill school budget gaps? CCFC and other advocacy groups say no.
The AP covers the FCC's rapid response to CCFC's petion that the Skechers show "Zevo-3" is not in the public interest by opening an inquiry into the upcoming children's program.
After only a week, the FCC opens an investigation into CCFC's petition that the upcoming Nicktoons show "Zevo-3" is one long Skechers ad.
This AP article addresses how school districts around the country are attempting to close budget gaps by entertaining or enacting the sale of advertising space in schools. CCFCs Josh Golin and Parents for Ethical Marketings Lisa Ray explain why selling students out to corporate marketers is a bad solution.
A WSJ investigation uncovers that the 50 most popular children's websites collect users' data and track children online. It's time to revamp COPPA to protect all children from predatory marketers on the web.
New Jersey is the latest state attempting to close school budget gaps by selling a captive student audience to advertisers. CCFC's Josh Golin weighs in.
In the blog, Josh Golin on a Minnesota district's decision to turn students' lockers into billboards and the opposite approach taken by San Diego.
(New York Times Registration Required) This article looks at an educational program called Quest to Learn in New York City, which aims to turn the classroom into a video game experience. Is turning the classroom into a video game really the best way to help children learn and grow, especially when kids spend nearly every waking hour outside of school engaged with screens?
In the CCFC Blog: Josh Golin's Huzzah! to the San Diego Board of Education for saying "no thanks" to in-school advertising.
The CBC discusses CCFC's FCC petition for declaratory ruling on the Skechers-produced children's show Zevo-3.
The Associated Press covers CCFC's petion urging the FCC to rule that the Skechers cartoon to be aired on Nicktoons is not in the public interest.
In the CCFC Blog: Susan Linn examines the lessons children are taught when corporations sponsor educational materials.
New study finds kids don't know web ads when they see them, recommends best practices for advertisers.
In the CCFC Blog: Michele Simon asks Why is McDonald's Listed as a Resource for Childhood Obesity Month?
As the FDA struggles to monitor a flood of pharmaceutical advertising, CCFC's Susan Linn highlights the deceptive tactics companies use sell children on drugs.