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August 7, 2017

Video: A Hidden Crisis in Education – Children Being Exposed to Pornography in School

 

This video is part of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s Campaign to combat the pornographic and sexually explicit material children are being exposed to in school. Because young children are so impressionable, exposure to graphic sexual material can have a drastic and lasting effect on their development. Every child deserves a safe school environment where they can learn without having to worry about coming across pornographic material.

Schools and libraries are fostering unsafe, unhealthy learning environments for children by supplying unfiltered devices and Internet and using online school databases filled with violent, graphic sexual material. One of the most popular databases schools utilize is known as EBSCO Information Services. This database, which grade-school children are using under their school’s direction, contains sexually graphic material which is why NCOSE included it on the 2017 Dirty Dozen List.

Recently, NCOSE launched an experiment to see just how much explicit sexual material could be found on EBSCO. Within fifty minutes, more than fifty sexually graphic articles were found.

Is this the education we want for our children?

Schools and libraries are meant to form a support system to encourage healthy childhood development. Instead, schools that irresponsibly give children access to unfiltered devices, WiFi, and databases like EBSCO, create a high-risk environment for exposure to pornography.

Children should be able to complete homework without unintentionally clicking on explicit material.

Spread awareness of this national crisis by downloading The ABCs vs XXX booklet, visiting SafeSchoolsSafeLibraries.com, and sharing the video above. Together, we can protect the children in our communities.

Margo Davison

Intern

Margo Davison is a communications intern at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. She is currently earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC, Margo works at the Mother-Infant Bonding Research Center and is a member of the Christian sorority, Phi Beta Chi. Margo is passionate about combating pornography, prostitution, human trafficking, and other dehumanizing activities. She plans to pursue a career in Law Enforcement after college. In her free time, Margo enjoys being involved with her church, spending time with her six sisters and brother, shopping, and socializing with friends.

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