Hailey Billat

Hailey Billat is an Intern at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE).  She is currently a student at Brigham Young University and plans to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with an emphasis in OB/HR.  Hailey is passionate about NCSE’s mission and hopes to make an impact in freeing the world from sexual exploitation.

Articles by Hailey Billat

Sexting: Odds Are, It’s in Your Home. Now how to talk about it!

Whether or not you think your teen is sexting, many teens are or their friends are doing it. Eye opening statistics show that 1 in 5 teens admit to sexting. The key word in this statistic is “admit.” There are far more teens who are sexting but don’t admit to it. I can bet the…

2020 Dirty Dozen_The Watch List_Snapchat

Five Dangers of Sexting that Will Shock You

Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit photographs or messages with an electronic device. Students at Drexel University were asked if they had ever participated in sexting when they were under 18; 54% reported yes and most of them thought it was “no big deal.” Another study found that increasingly youth are producing child…

2020 Dirty Dozen_The Watch List_Snapchat

Secret Exposed: What your Daughter is Really Reading in Cosmo

The latest gossip, fashion tips, and beauty secrets are luring topics for any girl. They have a way of grabbing the attention of women all across the globe at any time in any place. This is especially true with young girls. However, some of the sources providing these women and teens with today’s fashion, hottest gossip, and beauty pointers are beginning to encrypt these innocent topics with sexually explicit material that degrade women. Yet, Cosmo Magazine is one of the most popular women’s magazines today.

2018 Dirty Dozen: The Watch List – Cosmopolitan Magazine

Sexual Exploitation: Penn State Frat Suspended  

Fraternity students at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) recently transformed Facebook into a tool to sexually exploit female peers. The police received a tip regarding the private Facebook page, and what they discovered was disturbing.

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

3 Reasons You Should Not “Yak” On Yik Yak

It took less than a year for the new social app, Yik Yak, to become one of the top 10 most downloaded social apps in the country. This app allows users to post any 200-character comment anonymously. The comments are viewed by the closest 500 people geographically based on the user’s location via GPS. The creator of the app said that it was meant to act as a “virtual bulletin board.”

Pornography Plaguing College Campuses

Education is the key that opens doors to invaluable opportunities and possibilities.  In first political statement, President Abraham Lincoln said, “Upon the subject of education… I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.” Lincoln placed education on a pedestal above all…

2014 Dirty Dozen List: Sex Week on College Campus

New App: YouTube Kids

Ten seconds is all it takes for a child to open YouTube, and come across a video lined with vulgar language, precarious concepts, and/or inappropriate images.  Although YouTube has a rich supply of kid-friendly, uplifting videos, these videos are often entangled with videos inappropriate for children. But, a partial solution to this problem has come….

2015 Dirty Dozen List