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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.

 

Tell the FTC: Protect Children's Online Privacy

The Federal Trade Commission has proposed important new safeguards to create a safer online experience for children.
But industry groups are pushing back hard.  If you care about children’s online privacy, the FTC needs to hear from you.

Take Action on this Issue Now>>

 

Tell Legislators: Don't Turn School Buses Into Traveling Billboards

Faced with budget shortfalls, many states are considering overturning long-standing laws that prohibit advertising on school buses, which could transform them into traveling billboards for everything from fast food to violent and sexualized media. While we're enormously concerned about the financial plight of schools, commercializing our children’s education is not the answer. That’s why we’ve created the School Bus Ad Action Center where you can urge your legislators to oppose this commercial escalation.

Take Action on this Issue Now>>

 

Tell Nickelodeon: Stop Bombarding Preschoolers with SpongeBob

A new study has found that watching SpongeBob SquarePants has a negative influence on preschoolers' executive function. And now Nickelodeon has admitted the show was “expressly designed to entertain 6-to-11-year-olds” and never intended for younger children. So why does Nickelodeon promote the show extensively to toddlers and preschoolers through licensed products like sippy cups, toddler toys, bedding, clothes and Happy Meal promotions at McDonald’s? Please tell Nickelodeon to shelve the SpongeBob preschool merchandise.

Take Action on this Issue Now>>

 

Tell Big Food CEOs: Stop Sabotaging Food Marketing Guidelines

The food and advertising industries are aggressively lobbying Congress to kill the voluntary guidelines for marketing to children. While the guidelines are far from perfect, they represent an important step.  Will you take a moment to write to the Big Food CEOs and let them know you won’t support companies standing in the way of this important effort to improve children’s health?

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Tell the FTC: Stop Your Baby Can Read's False and Deceptive Marketing

CCFC has filed a FTC complaint against Your Baby Can Read! for false and deceptive marketing. The $200 video series encourages parents to put infants as young as three months in front of screens. There is no evidence babies learn anything—let alone how to read—by watching videos and growing evidence that screen time can be harmful. Tell the FCC to stop Your Baby Can Read from putting babies at risk by exploiting parents’ desire to give children every possible advantage.

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Tell Scholastic to Shape Up

Are you tired of Scholastic exploiting its unique access to schoolchildren and marketing everything from sugary beverages to television programs to cleaning products and medications in classrooms?  Are you fed-up with “book” fairs and “book” clubs that are chock-full-of toys, videogames, and other commercialized fare? We created this page to help you communicate your concerns directly with Scholastic's CEO.

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Tell the FCC: Sneaky new Nick toon is nothing but a Skechers ad

The FCC has opened an inquiry into CCFC's petition urging the the Commission to rule that the upcoming broadcast of Zevo-3 on Nicktoons is not in the public interest.  Developed by Skechers, Zevo-3 is the first kids' program to feature characters known to children only as commercial spokescharacters and will violate longstanding policies designed to protect children from overcommercialization. But the FCC will only act if there is signification public pressure, so please submit a comment in support of our petition today.

Take Action on this Issue Now>>

 

Host a Screening of Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood

Consuming Kids, a new film from The Media Education Foundation featuring CCFC staff and Steering Committee members, takes a powerful look at how corporations relentlessly target children and the impact of that marketing. It's also the perfect organizing tool to raise awareness about the commercialization of childhood. That's why CCFC members all over the country are hosting screenings of Consuming Kids in their communities.

Learn How to Host A Screening>>

 

Plan a Commercial-Free School Book Fair!

Are you tired of all the items for sale at your book fair that aren’t books--such as toys, video games, posters, and fashion accessories? Do you think that school book fairs should promote reading without promoting TV shows and movies? Plan a commercial-free book fair at your local school!

Learn How to a Commercial-Free Book Fair>>

 

 

 
QUICK ACTION LINKS
Tell the FTC: Protect Children's Online Privavy
Tell Legislators: Don't Turn School Buses Into Traveling Billboards
Tell Nickelodeon: Stop Bombarding Preschoolers with SpongeBob
Tell Big Food CEOs: Stop Sabotaging Food Marketing Guidelines
Tell the FTC: Stop Your Baby Can Read's False and Deceptive Marketing
Tell Scholastic to Shape Up!
Host a Screening of Consuming Kids


 

     

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