Spring 2002

Welcome to SCEC News!; Spreading Your Word; 2002 Golden Marble Action; What Did You Think of Golden Marble Day 2001?; SCEC Lobbying Congress; Check This Out—Teens and the Internet

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IN THIS ISSUE

WELCOME TO SCEC NEWS!

You’re reading the first edition of SCEC News, the information vehicle for organizations and individuals fighting the commercial exploitation of children.   On a regular basis, you’ll get news of research, programs, action strategies, plus opportunities and ideas for networking. We encourage you to share SCEC News with other colleagues, and encourage them to subscribe by emailing subscribe@commercialexploitation.com

SPREADING YOUR WORD

If you have news you want to spread about your work, the work of others, or issues you think need addressing, SCEC News is your chance to do it. Send announcements and ideas to news@commercialexploitation.com. Let us know your thoughts!

2002 GOLDEN MARBLE ACTION DAY

It's time for SCEC to plan the third annual protest of the ad industry's Golden  Marble Awards, which reward successful marketing to children regardless of the consequences of that marketing. We're going to need lots of help. If you're interested and willing to volunteer to help with the event, please contact us at scecC@jbcc.harvard.edu. Watch future newsletters for specific ways you can help.

WHAT DID YOU THINK OF GOLDEN MARBLE ACTION DAY 2001?

We want your impressions of last September’s “How Marketing Harms Children” Symposium, the Golden Marble protest, and our “Have You Lost Your Marbles” Awards. Whether or not you attended the New York City events, we need to know how effective you think the various components of the effort were–plus your ideas for future events. Take a moment (it really will take only a moment) to fill out our brief questionnaire at www.commercialexploitation.com/evaluation_form.htm

SCEC LOBBYING CONGRESS

The coalition is also forming a working group to plan a Capitol Hill lobbying day. This is a chance for SCEC members and friends to make the case to Congress that the explosion of marketing to children demands a national response. See SCEC’s call for national standards at http://www.commercialexploitation.com/standards.htm To join in planning for a lobbying day, contact Andy Hagelshaw at andy@commercialfree.org

CHECK THIS OUT – TEENS AND THE INTERNET

SCEC member Center for Media Education has a fascinating new study, “TeenSites.com: A Field Guide to the Digital Landscape.” Read it at: http://www.cme.org/teenstudy/