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The Research-backed Links Between Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is an atrocity that goes against the very nature of human dignity. While this appears to be widely known and agreed upon, something that many around the world don’t know is the role pornography plays in fueling child sexual abuse. Yet, when taking into account the common themes of mainstream pornography, which…

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Jeffrey Epstein’s Death is an Injustice to Survivors that Cannot Be Ignored

Jeffrey Epstein is dead. We long for the justice that will roll down like waters for survivors of the crimes—the atrocities—committed by Jeffrey Epstein. Until then, though, the delay of justice that is Jeffrey Epstein’s death by apparent suicide is yet another bitter injustice for survivors. In life—and, tragically, again now in death—Jeffrey Epstein carved…

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Jeffrey Epstein Proved Why Teen Vogue’s “Sex Work is Real Work” is Harmful

Not many people are as unfathomably wealthy as Jeffrey Epstein was. But, in a gut-wrenching tragedy of twisted logic, there is an increasing amount of advocacy in favor of allowing people to buy sex like Jeffrey Epstein did–because, according to Teen Vogue (among others), “sex work is real work.” Even as public awareness and pressure…

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Amazon Promotes Incest-themed Pornographic Books to Stepdads

You promote what you permit. Unfortunately, in the case of Amazon, that includes incest-themed pornographic books. If someone makes the innocent search “stepdad daughter” on Amazon.com, the online marketplace returns highly explicit “erotica” featuring themes of incest on the first page of results. This material is often highly graphic, includes manipulation from positions of authority,…

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Campaign to #FixAppRatings Highlights Danger of Grooming and Sexual Abuse on Apps

Last December, we sat down with survivors of domestic minor sex trafficking. They knew about our work at NCOSE trying to change policies that facilitate sexual exploitation and said they had something they wanted us to understand. The oldest was 15. These young girls shared their heartbreaking stories with us, all of which included the…

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Podcast: Is Child on Child Sexual Abuse on the Rise?

Ep. 34 Heidi Olson shares her on the ground experience with children The abuse of children is something we recognize as a horrific crime. But what happens when the abuser is a child themselves? This week we hear from Heidi Olson, a registered nurse who specializes in pediatrics and leads the team of forensic nurses…

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Podcast: Victories and Progress Against Sexploitation in 2018

While this work is sometimes dark and depressing, we are so grateful to see many victories from 2018! Join us in looking back and recognizing the forward momentum our movement has, from corporate policy progress at Walmart and Comcast, to more state resolutions recognizing the harms of pornography, and more! 1) SUBSCRIBE to our podcast….

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Townhall: When Churches Become Scenes of Sexual Abuse

Haley Halverson, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach, at NCOSE wrote an op-ed for Townhall.com about sexual abuse in churches. Below are excerpts of the op-ed, along with curated resources. This week a grand jury reported on documents from six Catholic Church dioceses in Pennsylvania that revealed 300 “predator priests” have been accused of sexually abusing…

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A Need for Child Safeguarding Policies

In the wake of sex-for-food scandals within Oxfam, the United Nations, and the aid sector generally, as well as the multiple child sexual abuse scandals within the United States Olympic Committee, many youth-serving organizations are asking themselves how they can safeguard the children they seek to serve. Responding to this question, Keeping Children Safe has…

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Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse in K-12 Schools: Why We Need To Do More #MeTooK12

Schools are supposed to be safe environments for children and the community to come together to pursue education and character development. However, there is a very dark secret taking place in K-12 schools today. Child-on-child sexual abuse is a horrific, increasingly prevalent problem in our nation’s primary schools. According to a study done by AP,…

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