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Eight Tips for Keeping Adolescents Safe on Instagram

Instagram, the free social media app which enables you to share information through pictures and short captions, is among the most used forms of social media used by adolescents. Predators are aware of Instagram’s popularity with young people causing the app to become increasingly more dangerous. Parents need to be aware of Instagram’s risks and […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

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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Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

4 Conversations That Can Help Guard Children Against Sexual Abuse

Originally published on the Huffington Post Blog. Child sexual abuse is perhaps one of the most heinous crimes imaginable. As a result, people often avoid thinking or talking about it. But pushing such a serious problem under the rug might be doing more harm than good. It’s always difficult to gather national statistics on the […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Yes, Homeschoolers Struggle With Pornography Too [VIDEO]

Is porn a problem in the homeschool community? Yes. One day the Internet filter wasn’t turned on. This opened the door to his five year struggle with pornography addiction. Some people assume that homeschooling, or being involved parents, will automatically shelter their children from pornography. However, homeschool children struggle with pornography just like everyone else. […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

SNAPCHAT + SNAPCASH: A Powerful Combination Ripe for Sexploitation

By: Irene Neumann Snapchat is an increasingly popular messaging and photo sharing application for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. How it works and what it does is part of the reason for the app’s success. Its premise is simple: photos or videos that are sent to a recipient can be viewed only for the number […]

2016 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

VIDEO: Sexting and the Sale of Pornography through Snapchat and Snapcash

Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, explains how Snapchat and Snapcash are facilitating sexting and the sale of pornography. WATCH VIDEO HERE: Snapchat, the popular photo and video sharing app, is used by 77% of college students regularly. We have been raising awareness about Snapchat and sexting for years, but […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: Snapchat

“Sexting” and the Dangers of Hidden Apps

By: Irene Neumann The phenomenon of “sexting”—the practice of taking and sending sexually provocative or explicit photos of oneself and sending them to another person via email or mobile device—has taken youth culture by storm. According to a CBS News article that quotes Dr. Kristin Perry, a psychologist and founder of a parenting resource called […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: Snapchat

Giving the Gift of Innocence at Christmas

Have you ever wondered if there is a fun and effective way to combine pornography prevention with the magic and cheer of Christmas?  Well, guess what? There most definitely is! When our local Director of Development, Tiffany Voss, told me she wanted the Alabama Coalition to have an awareness tent at an outdoor Christmas festival, […]

Personal: Speaking Up

Are the Acronyms Your Child Uses Online a Red Flag?

The Internet has truly become an integral aspect of society. We use it every day, from searching for the nearest Starbucks to applying for law school. One thing that has become particularly popular among its younger users is “Internet slang,” also known as acronyms. These shorthand phrases, used globally by teens both online and while […]

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