TOADY 2016: The Case for Hulk Smash Play-Doh

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TRUCE Steering Committee member

Each year, the Toy Industry Association gathers to present its TOTY (Toy Of The Year) Awards. In honor of the industry that has led the way in commercializing childhood, CCFC will present its TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children) Award for the Worst Toy of the Year. From thousands of toys that stifle creativity, lionize brands, and promote screen-based entertainment at the expense of children’s play, CCFC and our partners have selected six exceptional finalists for 2016.

TOADY 2016: The case for Shopkins Tall Mall

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By Shana DeClercq, Community Engagement Manager, Story of Stuff

Each year, the Toy Industry Association gathers to present its TOTY (Toy Of The Year) Awards. In honor of the industry that has led the way in commercializing childhood, CCFC will present its TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children) Award for the Worst Toy of the Year. From thousands of toys that stifle creativity, lionize brands, and promote screen-based entertainment at the expense of children’s play, CCFC and our partners have selected six exceptional finalists for 2016.

TOADY 2016: The case for The Game of Life Empire

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Kristen Strader, Campaign Coordinator, Public Citizen’s Commercial Alert Program

Each year, the Toy Industry Association gathers to present its TOTY (Toy Of The Year) Awards. In honor of the industry that has led the way in commercializing childhood, CCFC will present its TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children) Award for the Worst Toy of the Year. From thousands of toys that stifle creativity, lionize brands, and promote screen-based entertainment at the expense of children’s play, CCFC and our partners have selected six exceptional finalists for 2016.

TOADY 2016: The Case for Pokemon GO

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Claire Gartland, EPIC Consumer Protection Counsel

Each year, the Toy Industry Association gathers to present its TOTY (Toy Of The Year) Awards. In honor of the industry that has led the way in commercializing childhood, CCFC will present its TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children) Award for the Worst Toy of the Year. From thousands of toys that stifle creativity, lionize brands, and promote screen-based entertainment at the expense of children’s play, CCFC and our partners have selected six exceptional finalists for 2016. Below, EPIC makes the case for Pokemon GO.

How advertisers tell our kids what they want for Christmas

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Eric Rasmussen, PhD

As the story goes, Santa Claus is one busy guy. For 11 months of each year, from dawn ‘til dusk, he and his elves rarely leave the workshop (except for the occasional cookie with milk) because getting ready for Christmas is more than a full time job. That’s how the story goes, anyway. But the true story about Santa’s schedule is that he probably has the most cush job in the world. It’s a story about an 11-month vacation, advertisers, and unsuspecting children.

2016 TOADY Awards

Each year, the Toy Industry Association gathers to present its TOTY (Toy Of The Year) Awards. In honor of the industry that has led the way in commercializing childhood, CCFC will present its TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children) Award for the Worst Toy of the Year.

From thousands of toys that stifle creativity, lionize brands, and promote screen-based entertainment at the expense of children’s play, CCFC and our partners have selected six exceptional finalists. Who will win the dreaded TOADY? It’s up to you.

L.A. Teachers to McDonald's: Stay Away from Our Students

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David Monahan and Sriram Madhusoodanan

This piece was originally published at BeyondChron 

This week, Los Angeles teachers made it very clear: it’s time for McDonald’s to stay away from their students and schools. “Across the country and in Los Angeles, McDonald’s is exploiting our schools and teachers to market its unhealthy fare to children,” said Cecily Myart-Cruz, vice president of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA).

Groups to National Park Service: Do Not Partner With Alcohol Companies, Display Alcohol Ads in Parks

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Contact:
David Monahan, david@commercialfreechildhood.org, (617) 896-9397
Diane Riibe, diane@alcoholpolicy.org, (402) 598-8210
Kristen Strader, kstrader@citizen.org, (202) 588-7785

Groups to National Park Service: Do Not Partner With Alcohol Companies, Display Alcohol Ads in Parks
Allowing Alcohol Logos in National Parks Disregards Public Health, Puts Youth at Risk

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