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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...

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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...

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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Support CCFC

Help us stand up to the world’s most powerful companies with your tax-deductible contribution. We rely on people like you because we will not compromise our commitment to children by accepting corporate funding. Make a gift.

Recent News

How to Nourish Screen-Free Connections: Lessons from Camp Grounded

We’re parents, and proud ones. Our kids, now ages 20 and 23, have each already enjoyed healthy, respectful relationships, which we regard as a far better marker of functional personhood than grades...

That smartphone can Wait Until 8th

Recently a group of parents and I started to discuss the mounting pressure to give our children their own smartphones at an early age.  We questioned why so many young children at school, sports, and...

Food marketing is designed to bypass parents

Canada’s Parliament is considering a law that would ban junk food marketing to children under age 17. Food and nutrition researcher Monique Potvin Kent has conducted studies which point to an urgent...

Upcoming Events

Save the date: Our inagural Children's Screen Time Action Network Conference is April 20 & 21, 2018!

This first-of-its-kind conference will bring together professionals dedicated to reducing children’s screen time. Featuring Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Victoria Dunckley, Douglas Gentile, Diane Levin, Susan Linn, special guest Paula Poundstone, and many more!

Victory!

On October 4, Mattel announced that they were canceling the release of Aristotle, an AI device for babies and children. Thank you to the thousands of parents, caregivers, and experts who spoke out in support of kids' privacy and wellbeing! We commend Mattel for doing the right thing and putting kids first. Read more >