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Pearson’s Social Emotional Learning Messages in Student Software

Publishing giant Pearson recently released that the company had been inserting “social-psychological interventions” into its learning software throughout 2017. According to an article by Education Week, Pearson’s most recent research involved more than 9,000 unwitting students at 165 different colleges and universities without consent from participating institutions or individuals. The article states that “the company embedded ‘growth-mindset’ and other psychological

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Sex Ed Sit Out Success: Your Voices Were Heard

Parents around the world kept their children home from school on Monday, April 23 in protest of the graphic content found in comprehensive sex-ed curriculum. The “Sex Ed Sit Out” provided parents the opportunity to unify and demand graphic content be removed from their school districts. The Abstinence Clearinghouse aims to support parents as the primary

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Walmart Removes Cosmopolitan Magazine from Checkouts

Last Wednesday, Walmart announced that it would be removing Cosmopolitan magazines from the checkout lines at over 6,000 store locations protecting minors from the sexually explicit material that Cosmopolitan embodies and perpetuates. “As with all products in our store, we continue to evaluate our assortment and make changes,” Walmart said in a statement released last week. “Walmart

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A Royal Stand Against Pornography

According to a recent podcast produced by WORLD Magazine, the Kansas City Royals have become the first pro sports team to address the dangers of pornography. With baseball season beginning and the anticipation of another high-stress season, the franchise decided to hold a seminar for players outlining the negative effects of pornography as a part of the team’s leadership training

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Senate and House Passes FOSTA-SESTA

Last week the Senate passed FOSTA-SESTA (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act and Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act). This legislation is a great victory in the fight to end the modern-day slavery of online sex trafficking by giving victims their day in court and empowering state Attorney Generals to prosecute websites that facilitate sex trafficking. The Senate’s bipartisan vote, following

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Victory in Florida

On Tuesday, February 20, the Florida House passed a resolution declaring that pornography is a public health risk. “Research has found a correlation between pornography use and mental and physical illnesses, difficulty forming and maintaining intimate relationships, unhealthy brain development and cognitive function, and deviant, problematic or dangerous sexual behavior,” stated resolution sponsor Ross Spano

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Taxpayers Fund Pornography Education

On Wednesday, February 14 the New York Times released an article titled What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn. The outlet asked the “question can teens be taught to see pornography more critically?” For insight, contributing writer Maggie Jones turned to a “Porn Literacy” class, a course currently funded publicly and taught to Boston high school students. While

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Snapchat in Need of Policy Change

Snapchat is arguably the most popular smartphone app used by millennials and teens. Despite the app’s popularity, Snapchat recently made the National Center for Sexual Exploitation’s (NCSE) Dirty Dozen List. According to NCSE, Snapchat is frequently used for sexting and the sharing of self-produced child sexual abuse images. The built-in feature called Snapcash has enabled

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Parents Given the Option to Opt-Out in Indiana

In January, the Indiana State Senate passed Senate Bill 65 requiring schools to obtain written permission from parents or guardians before teaching students about human sexuality, including “sexual activity, sexual orientation or gender identity.” The bill, sponsored by Senator Dennis Kruse, also requires school corporations to make their sexual education instructional material available for inspection by parents

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2018 Dirty Dozen List

Five years ago the National Center for Sexual Exploitation (NCSE) created the Dirty Dozen list exposing twelve corporations perpetuating sexual exploitation through pornography, prostitution, sexual objectification and human trafficking. According to NCSE, “the Dirty Dozen List is an activism tool that gives back power to individuals who want a voice in the culture. People can participate by

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