Baby Media

CCFC to Disney: Where’s the Beef? Show us the Evidence that Baby Einstein Videos are Beneficial to Babies

Date of Release: 

Thursday, August 16, 2007

August 16, 2007 
Contact: Dr. Susan Linn (617.278.4282; susan<at>commercialfreechildhood.org)
For Immediate Release

CCFC to Disney:  Where’s the Beef?
Show us the Evidence that Baby Einstein Videos are Beneficial to Babies 

Statement of CCFC’s Dr. Susan Linn on Important New Study: Slower Language Development for Infants who Watch Baby Media

Date of Release: 

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

August 7, 2007
Contact: Josh Golin (617-896-9369; josh<at>commercialfreechildhood.org)  
For Immediate Release

  Statement of CCFC’s Dr. Susan Linn on Important New Study:
Slower Language Development for Infants who Watch Baby Media

CCFC Files FTC Complaint Against Baby Einstein and Brainy Baby; Parents Deserve Honest Information About Baby Videos

Date of Release: 

Monday, May 1, 2006

May 1, 2006
Contact: Josh Golin (617-896-9369); josh<at>commercialfreechildhood.org
For Immediate Release

CCFC Files FTC Complaint Against Baby Einstein and Brainy Baby;
Parents Deserve Honest Information About Baby Videos

Your Baby Can’t Really Read (and doesn’t need to)

by: 

Susan Linn, Ed.D.

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has filed a Federal Trade Commission complaint against Your Baby Can Read! for false and deceptive marketing. YBCR is a $200 video-based system that allegedly teaches babies as young as three months to read. TheToday Show did a great story on our complaint, and we’re already hearing from parents who have been duped by the company.

Your Baby Can Read's Deceptive Marketing

On April 12, 2011, CCFC filed a Federal Trade Commission complaint against Your Baby Can Read!, a $200 video series that encourages parents to put infants as young as three months in front of screens. The complaint is part of our ongoing campaign to support parents’ efforts to raise healthy babies by stopping the false and deceptive marketing of “educational” baby videos. Below are some of the false and deceptive advertising claims we cite in our complaint.

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One Family's Bold Experiment: A Year Without Disney

by: 

Josh Golin

Earlier this year, CCFC was ejected from its home at the Judge Baker Children's Center (JBCC.) Judge Baker’s decision to end its affiliation with CCFC came after representatives from the Walt Disney Company contacted the Center following CCFC’s successful campaign to persuade Disney to offer refunds on its Baby Einstein videos.

Don't Let Disney Silence Us: A Message From CCFC

After ten incredibly successful years, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has been forced to leave Judge Baker Children’s Center (JBCC), a Harvard-affiliated children’s mental health center in Boston. CCFC now has a wonderful new home at Third Sector New England, an organization devoted to promoting a more just and democratic society.

Baby Einstein Update: We're making a huge difference

Our successful campaign to persuade Disney to give refunds to parents who purchased Baby Einstein videos has become a huge international story.  Media coverage includes a front page story in The New York Times ("No Genius in Your Crib?  Get a Refund"); stories on Good Morning America and the CBS Evening News; and articles in hundreds of newspapers throughout the

Another CCFC Victory: Disney Offers Refund on Baby Einstein Videos

We've got great news.  CCFC's ongoing campaign to stop the false and deceptive marketing of baby videos has had a stunning success.  We've persuaded the Walt Disney Company to offer a full refund to anyone who purchased a Baby Einstein DVD in the last five years.  The refund is only available for a limited time, so please help us spread the word now!

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