The Problem

What is child sexual abuse?

Children cannot consent to any form of sexual activity, period. Child sexual abuse can range from fondling or sexual touch, to any form of intercourse, to sex trafficking. Child sexual abuse also does not require physical contact between the abuser and the child. Showing children pornography, exposing oneself to a minor or convincing the minor to expose themselves in person or over the internet, exchanging sexually obscene messages, are all forms of abuse as well.

Learn more and take action through the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s various campaigns related to child sexual exploitation.

NCOSE Campaigns

Backpage sex trafficking website

Backpage.com is a website where sex buyers shop to buy adults and children for sex. We are demanding Backpage stop promoting and profiting from sexual exploitation.

Individual Actions

The city-wide blitz and billboard campaign raises awareness about sexual exploitation. Individuals in any town or city can conduct this grassroots campaign.

dirty dozen list

NCOSE’s annual Dirty Dozen List names 12 mainstream facilitators of sexual exploitation and provides easy actions that individuals can take to make a difference.

safe schools

Schools and libraries are supposed to be safe environments for children, and the community, to learn. However, these institutions are regularly exposing children to pornography.

 

podcast about sex trafficking

This podcast is an on-the-go educational resource to learn more about all issues of sexual exploitation.

Updates

A Cycle of Child Sexual Abuse, Fueled by Pornography, Stops Here – Personal Testimony

Personal testimony from a woman who submitted her story to be shared with others. I don’t know how old my brother was when our cousins started molesting him. He must’ve been very young- around five years old. I knew it happened during thanksgiving because that was the only time we saw those cousins. The boys were […]

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How Parents React to Finding Their Young Children Watching Pornography – New Study

A 2017 research study examined how parents responded when their younger-than-12-year-old children were exposed to adult content. “A Qualitative Study of what U.S. Parents Say and Do when Their Young Children See Pornography” involved parents completing a survey questionnaire about their reaction to such a situation. This study found that parents reacted in one of […]

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A Survivor of Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse Shares Her Story

Personal testimony from a woman who submitted her experience of child-on-child sexual abuse to be shared. When I was young, about 4 yrs old, my oldest brother started molesting me. He was a child himself, at 8. We were often left alone while both parents worked and he became curious. I was too little to know anything. […]

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Event At The U.S. Capitol Educated Policy Makers On The Spectrum of Sexual Exploitation

In March of 2017 the National Center on Sexual Exploitation held a national briefing event at the U.S. Capitol building. The event was entitled “The Freedom from Sexploitation Agenda.” Distinguished speakers from around the country arrived to educate staffers and members of Congress and the Executive branch about the landscape of the full spectrum of […]

Podcast: How Are Issues Like Trafficking, Prostitution, and Porn Linked?

Ep. 24 Presentation at the U.S. Capitol reveals the intersection between forms of sexual exploitation. Evidence supports the fact that child sexual abuse, prostitution, pornography, sex trafficking, sexual violence, etc., are not isolated phenomena occurring in a vacuum. Rather, these and other forms of sexual abuse and exploitation overlap and reinforce one another. Accordingly, the […]

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