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This page contains articles about the marketing media violence to children. The views expressed in these articles do not necessary reflect the opinion of CCFC. Click here for articles by CCFC coalition members. Click here for CCFC Press Releases.  For press inquires, or to be added to CCFC's press list, please contact Josh Golin at 617.278-4172 or josh<at>commercialfreechildhood.org

 

 

2010

Supreme Court to Hear Violent Video Game Case
Associated Press, October 31, 2010

Superheroes 'Poor Role Models for Boys'
BBC News, August 15, 2010

McDonald's Violent 'Happy Meal' Toy Promotion the Latest Target of Parents, Health Advocates
Flesh & Stone, August 4, 2010

NERF: Hasbro's Play in the Toy Arms Race
Bloomberg Businessweek, July 26, 2010

Violent Video Game Ban for Kids to Get Hearing
San Francisco Chronicle, April 27, 2010

Study: Violent Video Game Play Makes More Aggressive Kids
U.S. News & World Report, March 3, 2010

Nickelodeon Promotes Violent and Sexual Games to Young Children
About.com Family Computing, January 28, 2010

2009

TV May Increase Aggression in Toddlers
USA Today, November 2, 2009

Women in Peril: PTC Report Finds Increase in Violence Against Females on Television
Parents Television Council, October 28, 2009

American Academy of Pediatrics Issues Statement About Media Effects on Kids
MedPage Today, October 19, 2009

CCFC Takes Aim At PG-13 Film Ads In Letter to FTC
Broadcasting & Cable, August 5, 2009

Scene Stealer: The Web Is Pouncing on Hollywood's Ratings
The New York Times, July 25, 2009

Game Ad Ban Challenged
Boston Herald, July 25, 2009

Children Are Too Frequent Targets of PG-13 Movie Ads, Group Charges
The New York Times, June 24, 2009

2008

Study Links Violent Video Games, Hostility
Washington Post, November 3, 2008

MPAA: Not All PG-13 Films Are Alike

Broadcast and Cable, September 10, 2008

 

Many tweens watching 'R' films despite restriction

USA Today, August 5, 2008

 

The Dark Knight taints our children's world view

July 26, 2008

 

Children's films 'losing their innocence in a bid to please parents'

Telegraph (UK), July 13, 2008

 

Grand theft summer vacation

Freep.com, June 29, 2008

 

Army Imitates Apple To Draw New Recruits

Brandweek, June 13, 2008

 

7-Eleven, Kmart, Burger King, Push 'Hulk'

Promo, 6/10/08

 

Kmart Boosts 'Incredible Hulk' With Burger King Tie-in

Marketing Daily, 6/9/08

 

Teen flicks targeted at children

Los Angeles Times, 6/5/08

 

Study: Just 20 percent of under-17 kids can buy 'M'-rated games (C-Net, 5/8/08)

 

Critics Come Out Swinging on 'Grand Theft Auto IV' (ABC News, 5/1/08)

 

Group Asks Burger King To Pull 'Iron Man' Kids' Meal Toy (MediaPost, 4/25/08)

 

Law Barring Kids From Violent Games Rejected (Kid Ad Law, 4/8/08)

 

Menino: Ban violent vid games for kids (Boston Herald, 3/17/08)

 

Hollywood Will Help to Police PG-13 TV Ads (Broadcasting & Cable, 3/4/08)

 

Critics Come Out Swinging on 'Grand Theft Auto IV' (ABC News, 5/1/08)

 

Kids enter WWE ring (Variety, 3/23/08)

 

Menino: Ban violent vid games for kids (Boston Herald, 3/17/08)

 

Video Games Normalize Killing, Doctors Say (KETV, 2/7/08)

 

Army marketing "misleads recruits" (UTalk Marketing, 1/8/08)

2007

Military recruiters sponsor Halo 3 release party (Manchester Union Leader, 9/25/07)

 

Here Comes 'Halo 3' with a Side Order of Fries (Wall Street Journal, 8/9/07)

 

Fury over 'violent' robot gift for kids (Daily Mirror, 7/30/07)

 

Violent shows aim toys at little kids (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 7/10/07)

 

Nintendo's Wii game system puts violence in motion (Boston Globe, 6/22/07)

 

FTC Scolds Marketers About Violent Content (AdWeek, 4/12/07)

 

FCC Split Over TV Violence Report (National Journal, 3/28/07)

 

Government to Take a Hard Look at Horror (3/23/07)

 

EU to study ways to keep violent video games from kids (AP, 1/16/07)

2006

T will no longer display advertisements for violent video games (AP, 12/12/06)

 

Study: Violent video game effects linger in brain (Reuters, 11/28/06)

 

Free speech, not a free ride (Boston Globe, 11/22/06)

 

T should put the brakes on violent video game ads (11/20/06)

 

Lawyer Fighting To Ban 'Columbine Simulator' (TechWeb Technology News, August 14, 2006)

Kids Kill In Violent Christian Videogame (Alternet, 7/21/06)

Study says violence still abounds in children's television (Kansas City Star, 5/29/06)

Burger King's 'King' to Star in Video Games (Advertising Age, 4/14/06)

 

     

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