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Parenting Through Spring Break

Spring Break presents a great opportunity for parents to talk to their teens about hook-up culture, sexual assault, binge drinking and drug use. Research affirms that your voice as a parent matters to your teen. Studies show that teens whose parents frequently talk to them about substance abuse are 50 percent less likely to try alcohol or drugs.

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Child Sexual Abuse “Fire Drill”

When it comes to emergency preparedness, the value of discussing a safety plan with children is invaluable. Children are often taught where to go in case of a fire at school, to go into the basement if they hear a tornado siren and to seek cover during an earthquake. Children know these things because parents teach

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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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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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Hollywood’s Recognition of Sexual Exploitation

Dr. Judith Reisman successfully spent much of her career laying the foundations for deconstructing both ‘soft pornography’ and ‘Kinsey myths’. Her work, uncovering and documenting systemic perversion by well-funded efforts in academia, politics, business and media, sheds light on what spawned the ‘sexual from birth’ dogma. That dogma helped to launch the global pollution of

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Is your child being solicited by the Fifty Shades franchise?

When the first Fifty Shades of Grey film, based on the book series, was released three years ago, a new view of love and romance was formed in the minds of those exposed to the story. The Fifty Shades of Grey franchise cultivates and normalizes rape myths, psychological grooming for abuse and sexual violence. In the age

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Healing After Sexual Abuse

Recently, there has been a lot of news regarding sexual abuse in Hollywood. Regardless of when or how sexual abuse has affected a person, it is still a difficult experience. Here are some ways to help if you or someone you know has been affected by sexual abuse: Reach out for support. Talk with someone

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There Is No Shame in Being Healed

  Crystalina Evert, co-author of How to Find Your Soulmate without Losing Your Soul, encourages women who have experienced sexual abuse or who have made regretful decisions to dedicate themselves to their healing process. Her powerful witness encourages women to face it, own it and heal it.

Harvey Weinstein

Over the course of the last few weeks, Harvey Weinstein stories have flooded the news and many individuals are denouncing Weinstein’s alleged actions on social media. As the executive producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Spy Kids and Silver Linings Playbook, Weinstein is an influential Hollywood figure whose films have made their way into many American homes. Allegations against

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Google Lobbies Against Human-Trafficking Legislation

According to an article by the National Center on Sexual Exploitaiton (NCSE), Google lobbyists are blitzing members of the U.S. Congress to stop their efforts to combat online sex trafficking by amending section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) in the respective bills S. 1693 and H.R. 1865. As currently interpreted by U.S. federal courts, Section 230

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