May 5, 2018

Most Dangerous Apps in 2018 & 3 other quick reads

Are you trying to keep up with the latest dangers, statistics, and best arguments on these issues? It can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help make it easier for you so that you can continue to protect your family and community and so that you’re prepared to convince everyone in your network to join the movement to end sexual exploitation.

One of the best ways that you can support The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is to help us SPREAD THE WORD. We’re providing you with 4 resources that will help you in your efforts to spread information to fight for the end all forms of sexual exploitation.

4 EASY WAYS TO GET EDUCATED THIS WEEKEND!

#1. The most dangerous apps in 2018

Social media can be a tool for great good. Afterall, it is largely how NCOSE and our army of supporters have been so successful with our policy activism! But I’m sure you also know that social media platforms are major contributors to sexual exploitation. Exhibit A: three of our Dirty Dozen targets this year are social media platforms, Twitter, Youtube, and Snapchat!!

Educate and Empower Kids has compiled a list of The Most Dangerous Apps of 2018 that everyone should know about because being informed about the bad actors is the first step in stopping them.

“Technology keeps moving forward and provides my kids with new ways to connect and communicate online, many of which–I am sad to admit–I had no idea.

We need to do better. We need to be aware of the apps that are available, because most likely, our kids already are. In fact, my children knew about all of these, and had seen many of them on friends’ devices.”

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#2. Quick Facts about Pornography and Public Health

Pornography Public Health

We support all of our efforts with sound research and statistics. The research supports the movement to end sexual exploitation. One of the best ways you can help further the movement is to know the facts and then share them.

Here, https://endsexualexploitation.org/publichealth/, we’ve compiled more than 60 research studies pointing to public health impacts of pornography on sexual violence, the brain, sexually transmitted diseases, females, males, and relationships.

“There is a wealth of research coming from many fields that support these claims and the overwhelming anecdotal evidence is mounting; yet few realize the reality we face or have the courage to address it.”

GET THE FACTS

#3. Solid Statistics on Human Trafficking within the United States

The anti-trafficking movement and the media often use outdated, inflated, or poorly crafted studies and stats to discuss the problem of human trafficking. Thankfully, our partner, World Without Exploitation has teamed up with top experts to provide solid, vetted research to help the movement. Read “Human trafficking and sexual exploitation: the statistics behind the stories”

“Statistics also inspire our movement, providing us with a number-based sense of the scope and scale of the problem. What follows is a curated summation of some of the more reliable research available. We hope that the studies summarized below cause you to think, feel, and act on behalf of those who have been trafficked or exploited.”

GET THE FACTS

#4. Graphics & Short Videos for Social Media

Did you know we have this curated webpage with more than 25 graphics and videos you can share to educate the world on these issues?

You don’t have to generate your own content, JUST SHARE OURS. We created them for YOU, our supporters, to help spread the word.

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National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health crisis of pornography.

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