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Kids online more thanks to COVID-19? Here are five Internet filtering services for families.

Setting up parental controls, limiting screen time, and monitoring your child’s Internet use are all great ways to make sure your child is safe online. But it is also important to have the extra layer of security that Internet filtering services, which automatically block and filter unwanted sites and ads, can provide. To help you…

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5 Things You Can Do to Ensure Your Children are Safe Online During Quarantine

COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2. Call it what you want, but the novel coronavirus is all anyone is talking about anymore. The COVID-19 health pandemic has closed schools, cancelled most activities, and isolated most everyone at home all at once. In the midst of the social distancing, self-isolation, quarantines, and lockdowns, we’re all feeling some cabin fever and…

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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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Steam “Family View” Safety Features Fail to Protect Kids from Rape Video Games

Steam is a popular gaming platform with over 90 million active users, selling many popular and indie games that range from action, strategy, adventure, and more. Millions of these users are minors. Steam was also named to our 2019 Dirty Dozen List. Why? The platform also has hundreds of games that promote gratuitous sexual content,…

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Google Images Returns Pornographic Results in Less Than 1 Second

When someone types a keyword into the search bar of Google Images, they don’t expect to see pornography and sexually explicit images on the first page of results. But unfortunately, despite some steps forward, that’s still happening. PROGRESS We thank Google for recently making a change we have long asked for–placing the SafeSearch option in…

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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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#WRAPWeek 2019: How You Can Impact Your Family, Your Faith Community, and Your Campus

Since White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) week started in 1987, thousands of people across the country have participated in tackling the many societal harms of pornography. This year’s Wrap Week runs from October 27th to November 3rd.  Here are three ways you can participate in #WRAPWeek activities! 1. Help Your Family Hold a family discussion…

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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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RECAP: Symposium Confronting the Rise of Child-on-Child Harmful Sexual Behavior

  Symposium Agenda Copy of Summary of Research reviewed by NCOSE by topic –download here Download copies of event and speaker handouts here. Videos will be available here in the next month. View photos from the event here:   There is Hope: Confronting the Rise of Child-on-Child Harmful Sexual Behavior Symposium Recap   On March…

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