Hell No Barbie: 8 reasons to leave Hello Barbie on the shelf

This holiday season, Mattel hopes to make Hello Barbie, a doll that records and analyzes children’s private conversations, a must-have toy. But experts agree: it’s a threat to children’s privacy, wellbeing, and creativity. 

Here are 8 reasons not to buy Hello Barbie. Please help us spread the word about this terrible toy. If Hello Barbie is a hit, other eavesdropping toys are sure to follow.

1) Children’s private conversations shouldn’t be shared with corporations or strangers.

3 million teachers to McDonald's: We're not lovin' it

Date of Release: 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Contacts: Josh Golin (617-896-9369; josh@commercialfreechildhood.org)
Kara Kaufman (617-695-2525; kkaufman@stopcorporateabuse.org)

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3 million teachers to McDonald’s: We’re not lovin’ it

Adding to corporation’s woes, nation’s largest teachers union rejects McTeacher’s Nights, marketing in schools

McDonald's CEO Can Duck My Question but Can't Ignore our Movement to Protect Kids


Charlie Feick

Yesterday, as part of an action organized by Corporate Accountability Interational, I had the opportunity to attend McDonald’s 2015 Annual Shareholders Meeting and ask new CEO, Steve Easterbrook, if he is ready to commit to ending his company’s predatory marketing to kids. As a teacher, it is particularly concerning to me that McDonald’s uses schools as its own personal ad space. I know the importance of keeping marketing out of schools, especially when the brand promoted is fueling today’s health epidemic.

Advocates Charge Google with Deceiving Parents about Content on YouTube Kids, Request FTC Action

Date of Release: 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Contacts: Josh Golin (617-896-9369; josh@commercialfreechildhood.org)
Jeff Chester (202-986-2220; jeff@democraticmedia.org)

Advocates Charge Google with Deceiving Parents about Content on YouTube Kids, Request FTC Action App for preschoolers is rife with videos that are potentially harmful to children


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