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Starbucks Bans Pornography

Starbucks recently announced the franchise will begin blocking pornographysites throughout its in-store Wi-Fi service in 2019. According to WORLD Magazine the decision came after years of pressure from numerous organizations to set up filters to block explicit content. In late November, Enough is Enough (EIE), an organization centered on internet safety, announced a new petition calling on Starbucks to follow

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Initiating Change & Combating Pornography

Accessing pornography is increasingly easy due to technology. The statistics can be overwhelming. Over 40 million Americans are regular visitors to pornography websites. There are 42 million pornography websites totaling 370 million pages of pornography. The pornography industry’s annual revenue is more than the NFL, NBA and MLB combined. It is also more than the

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Talking with the Parents of Your Child’s Friend Viewing Pornography

Jen Ferguson found herself in a difficult circumstance. Her daughter, a sixth grader at the time, was working on a collaborative project with a friend at school and clicked the wrong tab on her friends computer which led to pornography. Jen and her husband were able to help their daughter process what she had seen,

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Keeping Your Family Safe on the Internet For Free

Protect Young Eyes recently released an article detailing how you can block pornography on your family’s devices free of charge. According to the article, understanding the Domain Name System (DNS) is crucial to leveraging a DNS server’s information to categorize and filter IP addresses in hopes of preventing access to categories of inappropriate hostnames online. For families with children, this may

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WRAP Week 2018

Start the conversation about pornography – White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) starts Sunday, October 28. WRAP Week has historically brought together hundreds of national, state and local groups, along with driven concerned citizens in a massive effort to educate the public on the harms of pornography and the many resources available to aid those affected. Several organizations

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Sextortion Among Adolescents

A research article published in late September outlined just how significant the issue of sextortion is among young people in the United States. According to the article, “Sextortion is the threatened dissemination of explicit, intimate, or embarrassing images of a sexual nature without consent, usually for the purpose of procuring additional images, sexual acts, money, or something else.”

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner annually. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), an important national campaign created to consider prevention and recovery efforts and raise awareness for the many women and men impacted by domestic violence. Recognizing that domestic

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Colorado Parents Win the Fight Against Pornography in School

A small group of parents in the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado fought for two years to have the district end services with EBSCO Information Services, a firm that embeds pornography in its academic databases. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) reports that “EBSCO promises ‘fast access to curriculum-appropriate content’ in their advertising to schools.”

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Sex Addiction Now Classified as a Mental Disorder

Recently, the USA Today reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) added “sex addiction” to its list of mental disorders. Many experts hope the new classification “will help change the disorder’s perception from a moral failing to simply a medical issue.” According to Breaking Point, one addiction specialist praised the WHO for removing sex addiction from the realm

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Taking a Stand Against Pornography in America’s Schools

As the parent of a middle school child, Robin Paterson and her husband were shocked to discover pornography in the school sponsored digital databases last year. The couple wrote an article expressing their concern. “We discovered, quite by accident, while perusing articles on ‘grade 7 biology’, that there were hundreds of articles streaming sexually graphic text and

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