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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The National Federation of State High School Associations, which oversees most prep sports in America, has changed its rules to allow advertising anywhere on a high school football field that does not obstruct the field markings.
This blog post at The Atlantic from Marion Nestle highlights two recent journal articles that both argue junk food marketing to children qualifies as the type of inherently misleading advertising not protected under the First Amendment.
Childrens Food Campaign and the British Heart Foundation have lodged a complaint with the UKs Advertising Standards Agency against 50 websites the groups say are marketing junk food directly to children.
CCFC's Josh Golin tells WGBH why it's important to protect children's privacy online.
While Coke contributes to the epidemic of childhood obesity, it's building school playgrounds to "encourage physical activity." CCFC's Susan Linn and Michele Simon are quoted on why this makes sense for Coke, but not children.
Read this great profile of Susan Linn and CCFC in Boston Magazine.
Bills in Florida would allow advertising on school buses. CCFC's Josh Golin comments on why school bus advertising is a bad solution to school budget problems.
Public health advocates scored a major victory when the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced that, beginning July 1, it will no longer accept alcohol advertising on trains or buses.
Knowledge Linking's Brandy King continues her guest series with "Where Do You Draw the Line?", a post about parenting in a commercialized world.
CCFC welcomes guest blogger Mary Rothchild of Healthy Media Choices and Witness for Childhood to the Blog with her first post.
Missouri considers allowing school bus ads to fill budget gaps. Susan Linn explains why it's a bad idea.
CCFC's Susan Linn and Diane Levin weigh in on the importance of children's play in the Christian Science Monitor.
A plan to allow ads inside school buses in a PA district stalls when school board members raise concerns. CCFC's Susan Linn comments.
Lego may be hoping to cash in with its new toy line for girls, but the company is striking out with those who think girls deserve better than stifling stereotypes.
The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity released a new study showing that playing online advergames like Oreo Man significantly influences children's food choices.
The Associated Press reports on the rise of schools and cities selling ad space for funding.
Guest Blogger Brandy King discusses the different ways parents cope with commercialism around the holidays.
In the CCFC Blog, Michele Simon digs deeper into the Pizza-as-vegetable debate.
The Valley Advocate reports on CCFC's 3rd Annual TOADY Award vote for the Worst Toy of the Year.
Facing budget gaps, schools turn to marketers to fund school programs. CCFC's Josh Golin weighs in.