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Tell the FCC: No BusRadio

At CCFC’s request, the Federal Communications Commission will be reporting to Congress whether specially designed commercial radio broadcasts for school buses such as BusRadio are in the public interest.  As part of this proceeding, the FCC is now calling for public comment.  CCFC is submitting extensive comments that detail the problems inherent in advertising on school buses and the hyper-commercial content of BusRadio.  But the FCC needs to hear from you, too. Please follow the instructions... Read more...
Boston Common

Let's keep the Boston Common commercial-free

Unless we act now, corporate advertising could soon be imposed on the Boston Common, the first and oldest public park in the nation.  According to The Boston Globe, Mayor Thomas Menino is testing public reaction to the idea of including ads on the Common.  If you believe that public parks and gathering places should be off-limits to the crass commercialism that has permeated nearly every nook and cranny of our lives, the Mayor needs to hear from you. Screen-based... Read more...

Tell Family Physicians: Coke and Health Education Don't Mix

Not everything goes better with Coke. Medical advice certainly doesn't, and neither do organizations whose mission is to promote public health. That's why we were so disappointed to learn about the American Academy of Family Physicians' new partnership with Coca-Cola Company. Coke is providing a grant to the AAFP to offer health advice related to beverages and sweeteners for FamilyDoctor.org, an award-winning consumer health and wellness resource.   It's part of a new AAFP program called the... Read more...

Tell the FTC: Protect Children's Online Privacy

If you care about children’s online privacy, the Federal Trade Commission needs to hear from you. The FTC has proposed important changes to the implementation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule), adopted in 2000 to create a safer online experience for children. But the online environment for children has changed dramatically over the past ten years, while the COPPA Rule has never been updated. The FTC’s proposed changes would provide important safeguards protecting... Read more...

2011 TOADY Award

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 promote violence and/or precocious sexuality to children and push branded entertainment at the... Read more...

TOADY 2010 Award

This past February, the Toy Industry Association gathered to present their 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 promote violence and/or precocious sexuality to children and push branded... Read more...

TOADY 2009 Vote

On February 15, the Toy Industry Association will gather to present their TOTY (Toy Of The Year) Awards.  But first, in honor of the industry that has led the way in commercializing childhood, CCFC will present its inaugural TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children) Award for the worst toy of the year.  From thousands of toys that promote violence and/or precocious sexuality to children and push... Read more...

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