Search

Enter a key word or phrase to search. You can also limit results by project or the type of content.

All Projects
Still from the CBSN Originals documentary "Speaking Frankly: Porn" produced by CBS News

CBS News Admits Porn is Hijacking the Sexuality of America’s Children

In a significant development for the movement to end sexual exploitation, including the public health crisis of pornography, a CBSN Originals documentary from CBS News called “Speaking Frankly: Porn” is exposing the massive and disquieting impact pornography is having on children and teens across the United States. Although the findings of the documentary are not…

Article

Phylicia Henry of Courtney's House DC speaks about online child safety at the "Protecting Children from Online Exploitation" national symposium

Industry Experts Sound Alarm on Emerging Threats to Online Child Safety

Online child safety should be top of mind for all of us—not just parents. We protect children from undue harm and exploitation from harmful industries elsewhere—such as the tobacco industry—but our systems and laws have not kept pace with technological advancement and our children’s well-being is at severe risk as a result. That reality was…

Article

The inner workings of a smartphone representing the manufacturing of smart devices

Model Legislation Would Put Responsibility on Manufacturers to Make Phones Safer for Kids

Cars must have seatbelts, pill bottles must have child-safe caps, and cigarettes must have warning labels and cannot be sold to children. But for some reason virtually every pre-teen in America is given a smartphone–a device capable of communicating with people across the globe, accessing virtually any form of information, and taking and sending photos…

Article

Young female, possibly a teenager possibly an adult, lounges in a circular window (image picture regarding mistake of age defense)

When It Comes to Sex Trafficking, “Mistake of Age” Defenses Put Children at Risk

Adult men are purchasing children for sex in America every day. The least we can do is stop them from saying they did not know what they were doing using “mistake of age” defenses. States can pass legislation prohibiting traffickers and buyers from claiming they did not know, or were mistaken, about the age of…

Article

Person using laptop in the dark with shadow behind them representing the shadowy and looming threat of Google and Mozilla/Cloudflare's move toward centralized DoH

Google’s Centralized DoH Plan Could Grow Online Child Sexual Abuse and Break Safety Filters

From high speed Internet, 4G/5G, smartphones, streaming media, social media apps, to TOR and centralized DoH the amazing technological advances revolutionizing our daily lives have also been adapted—with incredibly devastating “success”—to further criminal and sexually exploitative ends. It’s been more than 20 years since I first became involved in the movement to end sexual exploitation….

Article

Blurred image of a young child in a bed surrounded by stuffed animals as a somber commentary on the prevalence of child sexual abuse images

Child Sexual Abuse Images Are Flooding the Internet and (Almost) No One is Fighting Back

Child sexual abuse images, often referred to colloquially as “child pornography,” are illegal. The distribution of adult obscene pornography—including online—is illegal. The exploitation of child sexual abuse images and the porn industry are demonstrably and inextricably intertwined. Yet, even as NGOs and law enforcement continually report how badly the fight is being lost in the…

Article

Minimalist iconographic rendering of an adult male filming two children as a statement against child sexual abuse

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…

Article

Back to School 2019_Protect Kids from Exploitation

Our Schools Aren’t Safe for Children. But You Can Help.

Schools ought to be a safe place for children. Unfortunately, when it comes to sexual exploitation, there are problems lurking right under the surface of the technology our children have access to at school almost every day. The idea of upgrading technological capabilities in schools and school libraries sounds great at face value. However, there…

Article

2019 12 Days of Action: Steam

Action Alert #4: Up the Pressure on Steam and Demand Protections for 35 Million Kids!

The 12 Days of Action Dirty Dozen List campaign is almost over! Your final target, Steam, is one that you are likely already familiar with as it has been listed on NCOSE’s Dirty Dozen List for the second time in a row this year. Steam is the largest online gaming platform hosting gamers from all…

Article

2019 12 Days of Action: Amazon

Action Alert #2: Tell Amazon to Stop Selling Sexual Exploitation

The 2nd target we are focusing on during the 2019 12 Days of Action is Amazon. For four years Amazon has held its shameful position on the Dirty Dozen List for its refusal to honor the dignity inherent to humanity. From July 23-25, we need you to help push Amazon into becoming a responsible corporate leader in…

Article