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TikTok Safety Tools Are Turning Off After 30 Days and Putting Kids in Danger

With more than 500 million active users worldwide, TikTok is a social media video app for creating and sharing short videos and the app is well known for being popular with minors. TikTok has been placed on the 2020 Dirty Dozen List due to lack of moderation and insufficient safety controls, which put minors at risk of exposure…

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Progress Report! Comcast Improves Streaming and Internet Tools to Better Protect Families

We have an exciting update from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s recent meeting with top executives from Comcast here in Washington DC. Right away they told us about how they took our feedback and concerns from our meeting last year and how they have made key improvements based on that feedback! While we are…

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Progress Alert! Netflix Takes Step Forward on Parental Controls, Still Needs to Improve Content

After 10,397 emails were sent to Netflix by grassroots supporters through NCOSE’s campaign demanding that Netflix institute better parental controls and content warnings on their platform, they took a step forward! Netflix, the household streaming service with over 150 million users, has had a problem with making itself safe for families of all ages and…

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Video Urges Parents to “Parent Up!” and Talk to Kids About Porn

In June 2019, our allies at Culture Reframed released a sneak peek of their new animated video titled, “Parent Up! Talk to Your Son About Porn.” The video was released just in time for Father’s Day in the United States, which was timely and relevant as the video focuses primarily on the father-son dynamic and…

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HOW-TO GUIDE: Turning on Google’s SafeSearch and Restricted Mode

Without a third-party filter or at least utilizing built-in search features like Google’s SafeSearch mode, kids searching innocently on the Internet to better understand the world around them, will be exposed to hardcore pornographic images. A search of the term “sex” in Google Images yields hundreds of thousands of hardcore pornography images, depicting sex acts…

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Despite Filters, Steam Lets Users Access Porn Games in Two Clicks

Steam is a popular video game platform that is used by millions of underage gamers. Unfortunately, Steam also facilitates sexually exploitive video games with themes of childlike sexualized characters, sexual assault, and more. Currently, Steam provides “filters” to remove “mature content” but these filters are little more than initial speedbumps on the way to sexually…

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Youth Movement Rises Against Snapchat, organizes #DeleteSnapchatDay

The Next Generation is Standing up Against Pornography and Snapchat June 1st was  National Delete Snapchat Day!! A social movement that is fighting pornography and opposing social media platforms that contain pornographic materials pronounced June 1st, National Delete Snapchat Day. Their efforts gained steam, with many young people speaking up on social media and sharing…

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Tech Solutions: Filtering, Accountability, & Parental Controls

Almost all systems and platforms have some sort of built-in parental controls that we encourage you to turn on. For example: iPhone or Android restrictions, using Safe Search on Google, parental controls on videogame systems, restricting mature rated content through your cable/satellite provider, etc. Learn about the built-in protective measures provided by many of the…

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Internet Safety & Digital Citizenship Tips & Resources

Safety Centers by Social Media or Digital Tools Google’s Safety Center – https://www.google.com/safetycenter/families/start/ Apple’s Parental Controls – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201304 Snapchat Safety Center – https://www.snapchat.com/safety Facebook Safety Center – https://www.facebook.com/safety/resources Instagram Safety Center – https://help.instagram.com/377830165708421 Twitter Safety Center – https://about.twitter.com/en_us/safety.html The following organizations regularly feature Internet Safety updates as well as other parenting tips on their blogs: Educate and Empower Kids Blog – http://educateempowerkids.org/…

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