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Will YouTube’s COPPA Improvements Address Pedophile Comments on Kids’ Videos?

YouTube has long been criticized by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation for its inefficient efforts to remove sexually graphic and grooming material. In 2019, NCOSE researched claims of pedophile rings, child erotica, and child exploitation on YouTube and found alarming results confirming the original reports and continued use of the platform for exploitive purposes. Learn more…

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Financial Times: TikTok struggles to protect teenage users from toxic videos

Excerpt from Financial Times TikTok is rushing to build teams around the world to moderate its streams of viral videos, after increasing concerns that its young users are being exposed to the same sort of toxic content that has plagued YouTube and Facebook. The Chinese-owned app, which has amassed over 1bn monthly users in just…

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This Father Discovered His Daughter Was Being Groomed on Instagram

This father discusses his 13-year-old’s experience of being groomed on Instagram. A stranger who looked similar to another teenage girl started talking to her in an innocent way. But then later they started asking if she or any of her friends wanted to go “on a date” particularly “if they need money.” The person also…

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Google Allegedly Monetizing the Eroticization of Children on YouTube

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is calling on YouTube to remove all pornography from its platform, following yet another disturbing account of apparently monetized images of children intended to sexually incite on YouTube. This is one of the reasons Google has been placed on NCOSE’s 2019 Dirty Dozen List which names 12 mainstream facilitators of sexual…

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Google Allegedly Monetizing Child Erotica on YouTube

Washington, DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is calling on YouTube to remove all pornography from its platform, following yet another disturbing account of apparently monetized child erotica on YouTube. This is one of the reasons Google has been placed on NCOSE’s 2019 Dirty Dozen List which names 12 mainstream facilitators of sexual…

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Sexual Exploitation Knows No Borders, Neither Should Our Efforts to End It – Nigeria Report

The issue of sexual exploitation knows no borders. Consider the case of Nigeria where sex trafficking and exploitation are pervasive throughout the country. Vulnerable populations, most notably young girls, face high risk of sex trafficking as harsh economic struggles in a country where options remain meager push children (and adults) to seek employment opportunities far…

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The Catholic Commentator: Parents Must Communicate with Children

By Debbie Shelley   The Catholic Commentator   Many parents wish they had an “electronic guardian angel” to put their hands over the eyes and ears of their children to keep them from seeing or hearing anything offensive. But the best Wi-Fi limitations, web filters and other parental controls do not guarantee children will not encounter pornography…

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Child Exploitation: Solutions for Stemming the Growing Demand

A man in his early 40s called me last week. I’ll call him “Mark” here. He was just released from prison after 10 long years. His crime – sexual abuse of an 8-year-old child. His life is now changed. He’s contrite and became a Christian. That’s good to hear, but what about the child? What…

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Podcast: How Is Adult Pornography Impacting Children?

Ep. 27 Dr. Sharon Cooper shared 3 ways adult porn is impacting children. Dr. Sharon Cooper is a developmental and forensic pediatrician who evaluates and treats children who have been victims of all forms of abuse, though her primary area of expertise is that of sexual exploitation. Dr. Cooper holds faculty positions at the University of…

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Confronting Sexploitation: NCOSE’s Summer Seminar Series

You are invited to NCOSE’s DC summer seminar series to inform and inspire action regarding diverse sexual exploitation issues. These easily accessible, incredibly beneficial events are intended to educate and equip professionals in the field, advocates on the issues, and passionate members of the community on various sexual exploitation issues. Each installment in this summer…

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