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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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Netflix Misses the #MeToo Mark with 13 Reasons Why Season 2

Mental health professionals, educators, doctors, parents – many are upset with Netflix for producing and distributing a second season of the teen-centered show “13 Reasons Why.” The show follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life. The series deals […]

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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 […]

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We Found More Than 50 Sexually Graphic Articles On This School Database In 50 Minutes

*Warning: sexually graphic material discussed, and brief sexualized images are shown in this video. Those of you who have been following our Dirty Dozen List campaign about EBSCO know that this online library database is exposing elementary and middle school students to pornographic and sexually explicit results in online educational resources they’re using for their […]

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Investigative Report: School Resources Exposing Children to Explicit Material

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE WBRC FOX6 News – Birmingham, AL An investigative report is already making waves, and instigating change. WBRC Fox6 News recently did an exposé about EBSCO Information Services, a school online library database that is on the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s Dirty Dozen List for its role in exposing elementary and middle school […]

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Porn at School? 3 Compelling Reasons Kids Need Safe Reporting Procedures

Originally Posted on Protect Young Minds If you think filtering systems protect kids from seeing pornography at elementary school, I have really bad news for you. They don’t. Last year, I began researching news reports and talking to parents. I have been shocked to discover how often kids are exposed to pornography at school and on […]

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ARTICLE: State audit finds pornography on school-issued computers

Auditors in Mississippi found that school-issued laptops and tablets aren’t just being used for homework. They’re being used to access pornography. Do the schools have some responsibility? The Children’s Internet Protection Act is a law that mandates that schools and libraries must have filters in place if they opt-in to receive specific e-rate federal funding. This […]

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Podcast: Are Schools Actively Exposing Children to Porn?

Online library databases in many schools are piping pornographic and sexually explicit materials into children’s lives. We were shocked when we discovered EBSCO, and other similar companies, that provide academic resources for grades K-12 are not filtering out sexually explicit content. Even innocent searches return results like links to hardcore pornography websites, stories normalizing student-teacher […]

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VIDEO: How Kids Are Being Exposed to Porn in Schools

Watch Our Video About EBSCO Here: UPDATE: EBSCO executives contacted NCOSE the evening of February 21st and have shared that they are concerned about the explicit and pornographic content accessible via their database and that they are actively working to develop new algorithms and better filtering systems. While EBSCO remains on the Dirty Dozen List […]

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