Learn more about The Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood and participate in Screen-Free Week.
The Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood is a national coalition of health care professionals, educators, advocacy groups, parents, and individuals devoted to limiting the impact of commercial culture on children. Part of their mission includes:
A marketing-driven media culture sells children on behaviors and values driven by the need to promote profit rather than the public good. The commercialization of childhood is the link between many of the most serious problems facing children, and society, today. Childhood obesity, eating disorders, youth violence, sexualization, family stress, underage alcohol and tobacco use, rampant materialism, and the erosion of children’s creative play are all exacerbated by advertising and marketing.
From April 30 – May 6, children, families, schools and communities will participate in Screen-Free Week . Inspire a change of heart and join this national celebration dedicated to turning off commercial influence and turning on life.