School Commercialism

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

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.

Let's Stop Channel One

For nearly 25 years, Channel One News has been the nation’s most pernicious in-school advertiser, wasting taxpayer-funded class time by showing student-targeted commercials to a captive audience of schoolchildren.   And now, the network is escalating its daily commercial assault on 5.5 million students by turning entire broadcasts into ads and by encouraging children to visit inappropriate and disreputable websites.  Please join CCFC in calling on your state department of education to investigate Channel One by clicking on the link for your state below.  (For more informati

Advertising in Schools

Corporate-sponsored TV newscasts and commercialized radio on school buses.  McLibraries, Coca Cola vending machines, and milk cartons sporting ads.  Math lessons courtesy of Pokémon, and sports fields named after Rust-Oleum.  Marketers love to target students in schools.

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