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Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood

Vote for the Worst Toy of the Year

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, an organization whose mission is to support parents' efforts to raise healthy families by limiting commercial access to children and ending the exploitive practice of child-targeted marketing, is having a Vote for the Worst Toy of the Year contest.

Screen-Free Week 2014: Look What's Possible!

Susan Linn | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Susan Linn

Ever wonder what kids would do with that time if they powered down? On May 5-11, thousands of children around the world took a break from digital entertainment and celebrated Screen-Free Week.

Anna Almendrala

Fat Jokes In Children's Movies Are A Lot More Common Than You Think | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

"At least you don't look like some kind of bloated roadside piñata! You really should think about going on a diet!" cries Puss in Boots in "Shrek The...

Are Apps For Babies A Bad Idea?

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.21.2013 | Parents

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission earlier this month against Fisher-Price and Open Solut...

These Apps Will Not Educate Your Baby

Josh Golin | Posted 10.13.2013 | Technology
Josh Golin

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood filed Federal Trade Commission complaints against two leading developers of apps for babies. It's hard enough to raise young children in today's digital world without being bombarded with false advertising.

Not Even The Tooth Fairy Is Safe From Marketers

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 07.26.2013 | Parents

Since the beginning of wiggly-tooth time, the Tooth Fairy has lived in kids' imaginations. She comes at night, leaves a little treat, and in return, g...

Is It Wrong to Market Even Healthy Food to Kids?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

No amount of legislation could entirely insulate children from food advertising in today's world, where even the inside of the bathroom stall is now considered fair game for marketers.

The Year's Worst Toys?

Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents

Trying to narrow down your Christmas list? The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood might be able to help. The organization has just named its con...

Scholastic’s Big Coal Mistake | Posted 07.13.2011 | Books

Children’s books and other educational materials produced by the publisher Scholastic reach about 90 percent of the nation’s classrooms. With this...

Green Parent Chicago's Alternative Gift Giving Guide

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Christine Escobar

"Buy Green, Buy Fair, Buy Local, Buy Used, and Buy Less" is the mantra to mind when shopping for a less commercialized holiday.