Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood

The 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 among organizations and individuals who care about children. CCFC is a project of Third Sector New England (www.tsne.org).

 

Releases by this organization

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Friday, August 04, 2017
Advocates Call on FCC to Protect Programming and Advertising Safeguards for Children’s TV
Advocates called today on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject an effort by major media companies to eliminate or weaken important rules for children’s television. The National Association of Broadcasters, Internet and Television Association (NCTA), CBS, Disney, Fox, Univision, and...
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Newswire article
Thursday, August 11, 2016
National Parks Should Not Be Billboards for Corporate Advertising
More than 200,000 people have signed petitions telling the National Park Service (NPS) that national parks should not be billboards for corporate advertising, and advocates will deliver the signatures to NPS headquarters on Friday, August 12. The signatures were gathered by CREDO Action, Public...
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Monday, July 25, 2016
CCFC to Niantic: Don’t Use Pokemon GO to Lure Children to Sponsors’ Locations
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) is calling on Niantic, Inc., the producers of Pokemon GO, to protect children who play the popular new game from commercial exploitation. In a petition launched today , CCFC urged Niantic to not lure children under thirteen to visit sponsored “...
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
3 Million Teachers to McDonald's: We’re Not Lovin' It
Today, the National Education Association (NEA) and more than 50 state and local teachers unions challenged McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook to end McTeacher’s Nights, the corporation’s most exploitative form of kid-targeted marketing. The call, issued in a letter written and organized by Corporate...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Advocates Charge Google with Deceiving Parents about Content on YouTube Kids, Request FTC Action
Two leading child and consumer advocacy groups have filed an important update to their Federal Trade Commission complaint against Google’s YouTube Kids app for false and deceptive marketing. In a letter sent to the Commission today, the groups charged that Google is deceiving parents by marketing...
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Newswire article
Friday, May 01, 2015
Screen-Free Week: May 4 -10, 2015
What: Screen-Free Week is the annual, international celebration where children, families, schools, and communities swap digital entertainment for the joys of life beyond the screen. Instead of watching TV, surfing the web, or playing with apps and video games, they read, play, think, create, get...
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Newswire article
Monday, April 27, 2015
Celebrate Screen-Free Week, May 4–10, 2015!
Smart phones, tablets, e-books, TV, apps, digital games, and videos… Screen-free time is more important than ever: Regardless of whether children are consuming “good” or “bad” programming, it’s clear that digital entertainment dominates the lives of far too many kids. School-age children spend more...
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Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Child and Consumer Advocates Urge Federal Trade Commission to Investigate and Bring Action Against Google for Excessive and Deceptive Advertising Directed at Children
A coalition of prominent children’s and consumer advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today requesting an investigation of Google, charging the company with unfair and deceptive practices in connection with its new YouTube Kids app. The complaint details a...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Child Advocates Mobilize to Stop Mattel's Eavesdropping 'Hello Barbie'
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) is demanding that toymaker Mattel halt marketing and production of its planned "Hello Barbie." The Wi-Fi-connected doll uses an embedded microphone to record children's voices—and other nearby conversations—before transmitting them over the Internet...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
NFL Marketing to Kids is Out of Bounds
At a time when NFL profits are threatened by declining participation in youth football, a groundbreaking new report from Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood exposes how much the National Football League has ramped up its direct marketing to children. OUT OF BOUNDS: The NFL’s Intensive Campaign...
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