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UPDATE: More College Students Wanting Universities to Filter Porn

Remember how 80+ men at Notre Dame called for their university to filter out hardcore pornography earlier this year? They were then joined by a group of female students and 1,500+ petition signers. The movement has caught on! As reported in the Daily Beast: Combining the energy of the #MeToo movement with a moral fervor, […]

Project_Public Health Crisis of Pornography

Parent Gift Guide: New iPhone Safety Features

With the holiday season fast approaching, many parents may be considering buying their child a new iPhone or other Apple device. While smart devices can be great source for education and entertainment, giving these tools to children can come with a whole new set of challenges and dangers. The Internet in particular is full of […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Victory: Comcast Improves Parental Controls

After making remarkable improvements to parental control systems, Comcast is being removed from the Dirty Dozen List—a campaign by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation that names 12 companies contributing to sexual exploitation every year. The new 2019 Dirty Dozen List will be launched on February 11, 2019. Comcast has become an industry leader in […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Comcast

Helping Women Heal From Betrayal Trauma

“I almost feel paralyzed. Like I can’t stop thinking about my marriage and questioning if any of it has been real. Did he ever really love me or have I just been lying to myself? Have I ever been good enough for him?” Discovering you’ve been sexually betrayed by your partner can be completely devastating. Many […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Netflix Releases Show “Baby,” Trivializes Teenage Sexual Exploitation

This Friday, Netflix will begin streaming a new show, “Baby”. Based loosely on the account of the “Baby Squillo scandal,” the show portrays a group of teenagers entering into prostitution as a glamorized “coming-of-age” story. Under international and U.S. federal law, anyone engaged in commercial sex who is under 18 years old is by definition […]

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Sexting & Pornography: The New Social Media Norm for Adolescents?

Adolescents everywhere are being affected by sexting and pornography, and at increasingly younger ages. Two middle schools in Virginia have seen this firsthand as multiple lude images of students, including one with a topless livestream were uncovered by the police. The sharing of sexually explicit photos, videos, or messages – or sexting – is not […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Snapchat

HBO Intentionally Creates Content that Uses Sexual Violence to Entertain

Media—whether in the form of the written word, movies, television, or the visual arts, etc.— is a powerful driver of social norms. Unfortunately, HBO has a long history of using sexual exploitation and violence to entertain. HBO produces enthralling storylines, intermixed with highly sexualized and violent content, which presents the mix of sex and violence as mainstream […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: HBO

Cyber Monday: Amazon is Slammed for Selling Hardcore Porn DVD in ‘Dad Gifts’ Category

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is known for lightning fast shipping and selling virtually anything online. While their corporate policy ostensibly prohibits it from selling pornography, Amazon.com sells thousands of pornographic materials and sells other material that sexualizes children and normalizes the dehumanization and sexual commodification of women. Items for sale on Amazon include […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Amazon

Apple praised for removing Tumblr app, but falls short with other apps

According to news reports, the popular social media app Tumblr was removed from Apple’s App Store after the discovery of child pornography on the platform. “The National Center on Sexual Exploitation congratulates Apple for taking a bold stand against child sex abuse with its decision to remove Tumblr from its app store.  It has become […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Wish Shopping App: Shopping Made Exploitive

Wish is a retail shopping website and app regularly used by 500 million people. The shopping platform, unlike Amazon, was built specifically for smartphones and connects customers directly to Chinese manufacturers who provide “dirt cheap prices, from $7 sweatpants to $15 smartwatches, but also the long delivery times of two to three weeks.” As of November 2018, Wish is the #2 […]

Issue: Objectification

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