Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Don't Let Your Kids Watch Ads on YouTube

From the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood:
If we don’t act now, Google could singlehandedly demolish long-standing rules that protect children from harmful commercialism.

Research shows that young children have trouble distinguishing commercials from programming. That’s why there are laws that require clear separation between advertising and content on children’s television. But on Google’s new app YouTube Kids, it’s impossible to tell where the content ends and the ads begin. The app is rife with the types of ads that are illegal children’s television.

Kids deserve protection from unfair marketing whether they watch videos on a TV, tablet, phone, or any screen. Please join CCFC and other leading advocates in urging the FTC to stop the unfair ads on YouTube Kids by adding your name below.
Petition at the link; please consider signing.