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Josh Golin's Testimony to the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Education

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Josh Golin

On June 27, CCFC's Josh Golin testified in front of the Massachusetts Joint Committee of Education about inBloom and other threats to students' privacy. For more information about how to stop inBloom in Massachusetts, please visit http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/action/massinbloom

An Interview with Susan Linn

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The Association of Library Services for Children

The ALSC Intellectual Freedom Committee recently asked her a few questions about her background and how she got involved in her chosen field.

  1. You are the co-founder and director of the coalition Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. What led you to enter this field of study and advocacy and why do you think it is important?

    Susan Linn

The Dark Side of Marketing Healthy Food to Children

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Susan Linn and Michele Simon

In response to the public outcry over the negative impacts of junk food marketing to children, food companies have started using popular media characters to market “healthy” foods to children. These products include fruits and vegetables, as well as processed food. So we now have Campbell’s Disney Princess “Healthy Kids” soup, Kellogg’s Scooby-Doo! cereal (with less sugar), and others.

As Marketing to Children Intensifies, What Can Society Do?

This article in Solutions sums up not only the consequences of advertising to children, but also steps that readers and concerned parents can take to make a difference. It suggests educating teachers about the harmful effects that advertising can have while challenging the government to limit marketing presence in schools, and also mindful parenting as well. The article highlights the work that CCFC is doing in the struggle against corporate influence on childhood.

Ten Things You Can Do to Reclaim Childhood from Corporate Marketers

Here are ten things you can do to reclaim childhood from corporate marketers. Download the printable version of this list.

1. Carve out commercial-free time. Make creative and outdoor play the norm. Have family nights for games, projects and other fun.

2. Limit screen time. Pediatricians recommend: A. NO screen time for kids under two; B. Time limits for older kids; C. Keep bedrooms screen free

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