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The NCOSE Law Center is Pioneering Tactics for a World Free from Sexual Exploitation

At the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), we believe the law is one of the greatest tools for defending human dignity against sex trafficking, pornography, child sexual abuse, and more. It sets social norms, punishes exploiters, and gives justice to survivors. The NCOSE Law Center is an advocate to intervene in key, precedent-setting cases…

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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…

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Senate Hearing Will Highlight How to Fix App Ratings for Kids

On July 9, The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on “Protecting Innocence in a Digital World” to talk about the predatory targeting, grooming, sex trafficking, hardcore pornography, and more that makes up the experience of so many young users of platforms like Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram. Chairman Lindsey Graham, Senator Dianne Feinstein and…

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Superhero Shows on Netflix Mix Childhood Heroes with Graphic Sex

Do you have a child that loves superheroes? Do you have a Netflix account? Then you may have heard of Marvel’s Netflix-exclusive superhero series, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Iron Fist, and The Defenders. These shows are readily available and advertised throughout the Netflix site and app, and may especially entice young fans…

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Despite Filters, Steam Lets Users Access Porn Games in Two Clicks

Steam is a popular video game platform that is used by millions of underage gamers. Unfortunately, Steam also facilitates sexually exploitive video games with themes of childlike sexualized characters, sexual assault, and more. Currently, Steam provides “filters” to remove “mature content” but these filters are little more than initial speedbumps on the way to sexually…

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Are You Aware of this Explicit Amazon Prime Content?

The Amazon Prime streaming service is an entertaining resource for at-home television and movies, but are you aware of the content on their many original shows? Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos recently reported that Prime now has over 100 million subscribers. Prime not only provides that legendary free shipping, but also many of its own productions….

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Parents’ Guide: Roblox

Children today have more video games available to play than ever before. With so many different gaming consoles and variety of games, it is incumbent that parents are informed about the types of content their child may be exposed to. Today, we will look specifically at Roblox, helping you understand the game that young children…

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Colorado School District Discontinues Contract with EBSCO for providing sexually explicit material in K-12 school databases

Last Friday, the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado acknowledged it has discontinued the purchase and further use of any products from EBSCO Information Services, an online library resource used in schools across the United States. EBSCO Information Services, named on the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s 2017 and 2018 Dirty Dozen list, reaches over…

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Parental Controls Guide for Netflix, Apple TV, Amazon, Roku and Kindle Fire

If you are a parent concerned with the media your child may have access to, you are not alone.  Fortunately, most major programs and devices offer some form of parental control, and while these controls are often far from perfect, they can be extremely useful in protecting those we love from harmful material. This blog…

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Eight Tips for Keeping Adolescents Safe on Instagram

Instagram, the free social media app which enables you to share information through pictures and short captions, is among the most used forms of social media used by adolescents. Predators are aware of Instagram’s popularity with young people causing the app to become increasingly more dangerous. Parents need to be aware of Instagram’s risks and…

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