Digital Marketing & Privacy

Generation Digital: Politics, Commerce, and Childhood in the Age of the Internet

Media expert and activist Kathryn C. Montgomery examines how contemporary media changes the nature of
childhood. She charts the historical trends that made children a target group during the early
commercialization of the Internet; she describes what lead to a law to protect children's privacy on the
Internet, and examines how digital marketing taps into teenagers' developmental needs. Generation Digital
offers help for creating a safe, equitable digital culture for young people.

The Piracy of Privacy

Businesses use smartphones, neuromarketing, and other invasive tactics to gather personal data about potential consumers. They use the data they gather to manipulate people into buying. The corporate violation of privacy reflects fundamental structural flaws in corporate capitalism.

Free Press

Free Press is a national nonpartisan organization working to increase informed public participation in crucial media policy debates, and to generate policies that will produce a more competitive and public interest-oriented media system with a strong nonprofit and noncommercial sector. 

Save the Lorax!

Save the Lorax

For more than forty years, Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax has been a clarion call for conservation. Generations of children have been moved by its powerful tale of how rampant greed and consumerism destroyed the forest of Truffula Trees and the Brown Bar-ba-loots, Swomee-Swans, and Humming-Fish that depended on them. But now the book’s powerful message is in danger of being crushed by a real-life landslide of corporate greed.

Let's keep the Boston Common commercial-free

Boston Common

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

Statement of CCFC’s Dr. Susan Linn on the Kaiser Family Foundation’s New Report, It’s Child’s Play: Advergaming and the Online Marketing of Food to Children

Date of Release: 

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


July 19, 2006
Contact:  Josh Golin (617-896-9369; josh<at>      

For immediate release


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