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Reclaiming Childhood from Corporate Marketers

CCFC works for the rights of children to grow up—and the freedom for parents to raise them—without being undermined by commercial interests. We advocate for policies to protect children from harmful marketing and promote commercial-free time and space for kids. Learn more...

Take a Stand for Children

Our voices make a difference. Visit our Action Center to learn about CCFC’s current campaigns to stop the corporate takeover of childhood and how you can get involved. Take action!

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Why Kids Need Commercial-Free

Why is advertising harmful to children? How do marketers target kids? Why is screen-free time essential to healthy development? How can we de-commercialize holiday celebrations and school book fairs? Find resources...

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Take Action!

This Clown Doesn't Belong in Schools

At the McDonald’s 2014 Annual Shareholders Meeting, CEO Don Thompson was questioned by Sally Kuzemchak, a concerned nutritionist and parent, about the company’s notorious targeting of children.... Act Now!

Tell the Girl Scouts: Don't Partner with Barbie

Update: As if encouraging girls to wear a branded Barbie patch on their uniforms isn’t bad enough, now Mattel and Girl Scouts USA have escalated their $2 million co-branding partnership by... Act Now!

Tell LEGO: Don’t Let Shell Pollute Our Kids’ Minds

For the past two years, Shell and LEGO have partnered on a global advertising campaign that includes co-branded toys, billboards, celebrity endorsements, videos, and a full-size LEGO Formula One car... Act Now!

Featured Resource

Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young children, technology and early education

Smart boards. Smartphones. Tablets. E-books, apps and more. The rapid influx of new screen devices and software poses a special challenge for the early childhood community and parents of young children. That's why CCFC, the Alliance for Childhood, and TRUCE have created Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young children, technology and early education. Download your free copy today!
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No McSchools!

CCFC is leading an international effort urging McDonald’s CEO, Don Thompson, to stand by his assertion that Ronald McDonald does not make appearances in schools. At McDonald’s 2014 Annual Shareholder Meeting, Mr. Thompson said, “in schools and our restaurants you never see Ronald McDonald.” But Ronald McDonald regularly visits schools around the world and local franchises actively promote these appearances. On July 29, CCFC sent a letter to McDonald’s—signed by 48 advocacy groups from around the world—calling on McDonald's to kick the clown out of schools for good. Read more.