The #MeToo movement emerged from the highest levels of Hollywood and the outrage it produced facilitated sweeping changes in the entertainment industry, but the movement has yet to infiltrate an important giant: the streaming industry. In the past decade, there has been a revolution in entertainment viewing technology. Families are switching from traditional cable packages to streaming services, and this shift has had a variety of far reaching implications, including increased access to pornography and exploitative content.
In the fight against sexual exploitation, it is essential to recognize how streaming services are contributing to a culture that glamorizes sexual exploitation and abuse.
Pew Research Center reports that about six in ten young adults (between the ages of 18 and 29) use streaming services to watch television. This critical statistic signals that streaming rates will continue to rise in the coming years as these young adults start forming families. Additionally, a recent report from the CNBC All-American Economic Survey shows that almost 60 percent of American families use streaming services in some capacity. The data demonstrate the technological shift in how families consume entertainment, and this shift has come with severe consequences.
Amazon’s line of Fire TV devices are quickly becoming some of the most popular streaming devices available. As they grow in popularity, there is also an increasing concern to make sure their devices are family-friendly. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has done a thorough investigation into the parental control options available on Fire TV. […]
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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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