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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Thursday, May 09, 2019
Advocates Demand FTC Investigation of Echo Dot Kids Edition
Today, a coalition of 19 consumer and public health advocates led by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate and sanction Amazon for infringing on children’s privacy through its Amazon...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Screen-Free Week is April 29–May 5, 2019!
Screen-Free Week is almost here! The annual, international celebration takes place in homes, schools, and communities around the world this April 29–May 5, 2019. Screen-Free Week is hosted by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), an advocacy organization dedicated to ending child-...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Following News that Facebook has Preyed Upon Children, Advocates Renew Call to Pull the Plug on Messenger Kids
On the heels of explosive revelations that Facebook intentionally defrauded children out of millions of dollars, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and 13 other advocacy groups sent a letter today asking Mark Zuckerberg to immediately shut down Facebook Messenger Kids, the first social...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Apps Which Google Rates as Safe for Kids Violate Their Privacy and Expose Them to Other Harms
Today, a coalition of 22 consumer and public health advocacy groups led by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) called on the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") to investigate and sanction Google for the deceptive marketing of apps for young children...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Advocates Ask FTC to Investigate Apps Which Manipulate Kids
Today, in conjunction with a major new study that details a host of concerning practices in apps targeted to young children, a coalition of 22 consumer and public health advocacy groups called on the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to investigate the preschool app market. The advocates’ letter...
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Newswire article
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Advocates for Commercial-Free Schools Cheer as Channel One Signs Of
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has announced the end of its Channel One News broadcasts in school classrooms, and child advocates are bidding them a less-than-fond farewell. For 28 years, Channel One compelled students to watch a 12-minute newscast that includes two minutes of commercials. Each year,...
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Newswire article
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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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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