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February 2020 tweet about pornography from Cardi B

Cardi B Confronted by the Exploitative Reality of Pornography

Many pornography users try to avoid the disquieting and exploitative realities of the the pornography industry, but the truth is impossible to avoid forever. In late February 2020, popular music artist and self-described pornography consumer Cardi B publicly opened up about being confronted by the exploitative nature of pornography in a way she could not…

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Screenshot of Pornhub's Instagram reshare of the Baby Yoda meme

Porn Industry Normalizes Children Using Porn with “Baby Yoda” Meme

Odds are good that you have seen at least one version of this viral Internet meme being shared countless times across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (and beyond): an adorable tiny green alien known colloquially as “Baby Yoda.” Baby Yoda is a character from a Disney+ series called The Mandalorian. Although said to be 50 years…

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13yo girl was abused and exploited on Instagram in her own home. It could have been prevented.

Maria* was 13 years old when she first got Instagram on her cellphone. She had her parent’s permission because Instagram is rated as appropriate for “Ages 12+.” She loved sharing photos as well as “liking” and commenting on her friend’s images. She mostly posted about being in Girl Scouts, babysitting her younger brother, and going…

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STATEMENT: Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Revisions (COPPA 2.0) Endorsed by NCOSE

Washington, D.C. – National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has agreed to endorse the Children’s Online Privacy Act (2019) (S748/HR3900) introduced by Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Josh Hawley (R-MO.). “In 1998, Congress passed the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). It was a significant step towards protecting the personal information of children online….

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Fox News: Instagram is ‘predators’ paradise,’ human rights groups claim

Original published on Fox News By Christopher Carbone A group of international anti-sexual exploitation organizations on Wednesday blasted Instagram as a “predators’ paradise” as a part of a campaign to call out abusive behaviors on the popular photo platform. “It’s time to #WakeUpInstagram, and stop a predators’ paradise from flourishing. Instagram needs to prioritize the…

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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 at NCOSE Symposium

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…

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STATEMENT: Experts Expose Exploitative Harms Facing Kids Online–including Social Media Apps and DoH Encryption–and Recommend Urgent Policy Solutions

National Center on Sexual Exploitation Hosts National Symposium on “Protecting Children from Online Exploitation” in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. – Leading experts from across the nation converged in the Gold Room at the Rayburn building in the U.S. Capitol to discuss the unaddressed threats facing children online. “Social media is removing previous barriers to grooming…

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Media Advisory: National Symposium at the U.S. Capitol on “Protecting Children from Online Sexual Exploitation”

Experts from across the country will come together in Washington, D.C. to unpack the reality of harms facing many children online today and to provide urgent policy recommendations to address those harms WHO: National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) EVENT: National Symposium at the U.S. Capitol on “Protecting Children from Online Sexual Exploitation: Advancing Policy…

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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…

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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….

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