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3 Ways to Get Equipped and Educate Others About Sexploitation

1. We are proud to announce that our most updated version of the Pornography & Public Health: Research Summary is now available! At the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, we believe it’s vital to shed a light on the vast amount of neurological, sociological and psychological research about the harms pornography inflicts on the brain, the body, and…


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Video: A Hidden Crisis in Education – Children Being Exposed to Pornography in School

  This video is part of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s Campaign to combat the pornographic and sexually explicit material children are being exposed to in school. Because young children are so impressionable, exposure to graphic sexual material can have a drastic and lasting effect on their development. Every child deserves a safe school…


The “Sexploitation” Podcast is Launched!

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation officially has a podcast! The “Sexploitation?” podcast decodes sexual harms and provides you with active solutions. We address the full spectrum of sexual exploitation, from sex trafficking to sexual violence, to rape culture, to pornography, and more. And better yet, we give you the tools to make a difference!…


Why I Write Children’s Books to Educate About Sexual Abuse

I am passionate about the safety of children both as a mother and an educator. I am also passionate about empowering children and providing them with a voice. I want adults and the community to embrace children’s voices and respect their choices. And that is why I write the books I do. There are many…


STATEMENT: Jennifer Lopez Speaks Out About Sexting, Commended by NCOSE

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE   Washington, DC –  Tuesday, during a game of “J Lo or J No” on the Live with Kelly and Michael show, when the hosts asked her opinion on sexting Jennifer Lopez stated: “(It’s) dangerous. I’m just going to have to say J No.” The National Center on Sexual Exploitation…


How to Use Parental Controls for the Xbox 360

Explicit or harmful content seems to be bombarding kids through media and games on a daily basis. If anywhere, then, the home should be as secure from these negative forces as possible. A lot of kids and families have fun using the popular gaming device, Xbox 360. But this device’s ability to connect to the Internet,…


Giving the Gift of Innocence at Christmas

Have you ever wondered if there is a fun and effective way to combine pornography prevention with the magic and cheer of Christmas?  Well, guess what? There most definitely is! When our local Director of Development, Tiffany Voss, told me she wanted the Alabama Coalition to have an awareness tent at an outdoor Christmas festival,…


Are the Acronyms Your Child Uses Online a Red Flag?

The Internet has truly become an integral aspect of society. We use it every day, from searching for the nearest Starbucks to applying for law school. One thing that has become particularly popular among its younger users is “Internet slang,” also known as acronyms. These shorthand phrases, used globally by teens both online and while…


Will the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Statement on Pornography be Effective?

Faith communities are taking a stand against pornography. November 17, 2015 the U.S. Catholic bishops passed the statement “Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography” with overwhelming support (98% approval: 230 yes, 4 no, 1 abstention). The National Center on Sexual Exploitation commends the bishops‘ stand against pornography as exploitive and harmful material. The bishops‘…


Why We Must Educate: A Lesson from the World Meeting of Families

With a sign that says “Pornography: A Public Health Crisis,” you’re going to get some attention. This was the sign that the National Center on Sexual Exploitation chose to feature at its booth this year at the World Meeting of Families, an international Catholic event preceding the Papal visit in Philadelphia. NCOSE was glad to…