Dirty Dozen 2022: Netflix

For the fourth consecutive year, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) named Netflix on their 2022 Dirty Dozen List, a list of mainstream companies that are major facilitators of sexual exploitation in the United States.

Netflix is the most popular streaming platform with over 200 million subscribers worldwide. While they provide a variety of entertainment, they have also fallen into normalizing sexual content, violence and exploitation. Netflix has several pieces of content that specifically sexualize children for the entertainment of adults.

Further the Netflix app is rated as "12+" even though explicit sexual content is rampant on the platform. While parental controls are available, they need to be strengthened for parents to ensure that children are not exposed graphic content.