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Fact Sheets


What’s the big deal about marketing to children?  Does media violence harm children?  What’s the link between food marketing and childhood obesity?  Should babies watch television?  What’s the link between childhood obesity, eating disorders, youth violence, sexualization, family stress, rampant materialism and the erosion of children’s creative play? Organized by topic, our fact sheets can be downloaded and shared with family, friends, and colleagues. 


Featured Articles


Articles by CCFC Steering Committee members and staff.   A great primer on the commercialization of childhood from leading experts in the field.


PowerPoint Presentation


CCFC’s PowerPoint presentation on the harms of marketing to children is available free for download here:  Part 1, Part 2.


Due to the file size, it is split into two parts.  Once you have downloaded both, please put them together into one file. 


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A Guide to Commercial-Free Book Fairs


Are children buying toys, video games, posters, and fashion accessories instead of books at your school book fair? Are the books they do buy promotions for television shows and movies?  Schools around the country are holding commercial-free book fairs without corporate marketing or media tie-ins.  Here’s how to do it.

A Guide to Commercial-Free Holidays

Download the CCFC Guide to Commercial-Free Holidays to find strategies for coping with the annual marketing blitz from some of your favorite activists, advocates and authors. Download the guide> | Read CCFC members' tips>



For New Parents


These downloadable resources aim to help new and prospective parents make thoughtful decisions about raising healthy children in a commercialized culture.  Designed to be handed out by pediatricians, midwives, hospitals and day care providers, they are a great springboard for discussion about the role of media and marketing in the lives of young children.


No TV Poster | No TV Brochure




Resources for reclaiming childhood from corporate marketing.   




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