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It only takes a minute to make a difference. Send a letter to a corporation targeting children or sign a petition for more government regulation. Check out our ongoing actions and add your name to one or all of them.

For more ways to to take action, download CCFC's 10 Things You Can Do to Reclaim Childhood from Corporate Marketers.


Sign CCFC's Petition Urging the FTC to Stop the Film Industry from Marketing Violent PG-13 Films to Young

Citing over 3,000 child-targeted TV ads for a slew of violent summer blockbusters, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood haslaunched a petition to the Federal Trade Commission, urging the FTC to to ensure that PG-13 movies are not marketed to young children.

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Tell the FCC: No BusRadio!

At CCFC’s request, the Federal Communications Commission will be reporting to Congress whether specially designed commercial radio broadcasts for school buses such as BusRadio are in the public interest.  As part of this proceeding, the FCC is now calling for public comment.  CCFC is submitting extensive comments that detail the problems inherent in advertising on school buses, but the FCC needs to hear from you, too.

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Urge President Obama to Help Families Protect Children From Commercialism

CCFC has launched an online petition urging the President to initiate a systematic review of the regulations on marketing to children to determine whether they offer adequate protection for twenty-first century families.  CCFC will deliver the petition, along with parent comments, to the White House for Father’s Day.

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CCFC to Nick and Burger King: SpongeBob and Sexualization Don't Mix!

Nickelodeon and Burger King have partnered to produce a new, highly sexualized, ad for a Burger King SpongeBob SquarePants Kids Meal. It’s harmful enough when a beloved media icon advertises junk food to children, but selling Kids Meals by associating a beloved, male character like SpongeBob with lechery shows how little either company cares about the wellbeing of the children they target.

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Teachers: Sign our Petition To Scholastic

Scholastic's book clubs help teachers build classroom libraries and can offer children the opportunity to purchase quality, inexpensive books. Yet a review of Scholastic’s 2008 elementary and middle school book club flyers found that one-third of the items for sale are either not books or are books packaged with other items such as jewelry and toys. If you believe that teachers should not be enlisted as salespeople for toys, trinkets, and video games that aren’t educational, please sign CCFC's petition.

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Parents Tell Scholastic: Put the Book Back in Book Club

Videogames, lip gloss, remote control cars, jewelery, posters and key chains. Why is the nation's leading educational publisher marketing these items and more to children in school? A review by CCFC of Scholastic's book clubs found that one-third of the items for sale are either not books or are books packaged with other items such as jewelry and toys.  Tell Scholastic it’s time to return to selling books – and only books – through their in-school book clubs.

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