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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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School Assignment Google Search Pulls Up Pornographic Content

Current college student and mother of 3 boys Stephanie Strawser was working on an essay on slavery for class and did what most students do first: she Googled it. Looking for a synonym for the word ‘bondage’ for her assignment, Stephanie was instead bombarded with pornified imagery and sexual content. The problem was so bad…

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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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Netflix Parents—Watch Out For Graphic Content On Your Screens

*Trigger Warning: Brief Descriptions of Sexually Graphic Content Below* Without a doubt, Netflix is a household name in America. Over 50 million users subscribe to Netflix in the United States alone. While the streaming platform provides hours of entertainment with both existing and original content, there are some dangers that come with a Netflix subscription,…

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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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Are You Aware of this Explicit Amazon Prime Content?

The Amazon Prime streaming service is an entertaining resource for at-home television and movies, but are you aware of the content on their many original shows? Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos recently reported that Prime now has over 100 million subscribers. Prime not only provides that legendary free shipping, but also many of its own productions….

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13 Year Olds on Snapchat Are Being Exposed to Graphic Sexual Material

Snapchat Discover is a section on the popular app where users see news stories and fluff pieces by mainstream news and online magazine publishers. While Snapchat made it possible Discover publishers to age-gate certain content, Snapchat has not required Discover publishers to be accountable for the messages they send underage audiences. This inappropriately puts the…

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NCOSE 2018 Impact Report: The Fall of Online Trafficking Titan Backpage; Walmart Removes Cosmo; Comcast Safer for Kids; And More!

2018 was our most successful year to date, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Whether your support was financial, taking actions through our website, praying for our movement, sharing our social media posts, or simply telling your friend about the issue of sexual exploitation, you helped make 2018 the strongest year for our organization…

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#TalkTodaySaferTomorrow Series: #TalktoYourKids About Pornography

This article is part of “Talk Today, Safer Tomorrow,” a national campaign from the Safeguard Alliance and the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation to help parents protect children from the harms of pornography. #TalkToYourKids #TalkTodaySaferTomorrow In today’s culture of advanced technology and social media, pornography has become extremely accessible for anyone to view with just…

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Comcast Executives Are Making Significant Improvement to Digital Well-Being and Safety Features

Comcast NBC Universal executives met with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) last week to discuss improvements Comcast is making for digital well-being and safety. After three years on our Dirty Dozen List and many letters, emails, and phone calls back and forth with their leadership, Comcast executives told us: “We took your feedback…

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