Get involved! Stop PG-13 Blockbusters from Targeting Preschoolers
Join the 2,000+ people who have signed CCFC’s petition to the Federal Trade Commission urging them to stop Hollywood from marketing violent PG-13 movies to children as young as preschoolers.CCFC has tracked over 4,600 ads on children's TV stations for five violent PG-13 summer blockbusters, as well as their toys and fast food promotions. Over 2,000 have run on Viacom's Nickelodeon and NickToons channels alone.
Parents are undermined when kids are targeted with marketing for violent films like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen; Star Trek; and the upcoming GI Joe: The Rise of Corbra—which the movie industry itself warns may contain material that’s inappropriate for them. Please take a moment to sign the petition and then pass it on. We will deliver the petition – along with your comments – to the Federal Trade Commission in time for the August 7 opening of G.I. Joe. .
“Right now the MPAA is having its cake (appearing to comply with a rating system that shields young children from violent movies) and eating it too (aggressively marketing those movies to all children). This must stop.” ~Victoria Mills, Cambridge, MA
“I imagine that no one would agree that it is OK for cigarette companies to market to people who are too young to smoke. Or beer companies to market to people who are too young to drink. Why should movie companies be allowed to market to people who are too young to see their movies?” ~Jared Gale, Irvine, CA
Sign the petition | Share the petition | Read CCFC members' comments to the FTC | Learn more about this summer's PG-13 marketing