March 26, 2014

Knowledge is Power - Important News on Virtual Child Explotiation
 

 

 

First Quarter  Newsletter                                                                                            2014 

 

 

EDUCATE * EQUIP * EMPOWER 

 

Recent News

Internet Safety 1o1 partnered with feature film "Finding Faith"

We're excited to announce that the Internet Safety 101SM Program was chosen as the parent Internet Safety resource for the feature film "Finding Faith". "Finding Faith" was released in February 2013 and is available in Wal-Mart stores across the nation. For more information click here. 

 

United Kingdom Updates: Check out EIE's Internet safety comrade John Carr blog to get an update on the current state of play in relation to: 

1. What large Internet Service Providers (ISP's) do for the family market

2. What WiFi providers do in public spaces

3. What mobile phone network operators do for all their customers

 

STOPTRAFFICKINGDEMAND.COM

The booming demand for trafficked women and children in recent years is due in part to the proliferation of pornography. The purpose of this site by Morality In Media is to bring together research and personal accounts to help the public understand one of the major factors creating and driving the demand for trafficked women and children. The  links between pornography and sex slavery include the following: Pornography fuels the demand for sex slavery; Sex slaves are used in the production of porn, extreme porn and child porn; Pornography trains victims. check out this valuable website to learn more.  

 

"Sex on Demand"

New Powerful Documentary On The Link Between Porn & Trafficking - Bella Veritas Productions. For more information click here.

  

Symantec 's Club Norton Feature Articles

  Avoiding Social Engineering Tricks on Social Networks

  The incredible popularity of social media sites presents a great opportunity for virus writers, tricking   you into emptying your bank account and/or steal your identity. And, they often do this by simply asking for your help."  Click here to read the entire article. 

 

   Recognizing Cybercriminal Tricks on Facebook, Twitter and More 

  Have you read the news lately? It seems that scams are in season everywhere. Celebrities from Jackie Chan to Will Smith died (only that was news to them) and Instagram decided to delete accounts left and right (or not). What's going on? Disinformation, hoaxes, and flat-out criminal scams, that's what. Much of this is hitting social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. But why? Click here to read the entire article.  

 

Media

 

Enough Is Enough® in Salvo magazine 

Porn Blockers A Primer for Parents by Marcia Segelstein

According to a poll released by Common Sense Media, the vast majority of parents believe that, among all forms of media, the internet poses the greatest risk to their children, especially because of pornography. Thankfully, there are now simple and no-cost ways to protect them. read the article.

Ask Amy: Teen's Virtual Relationship Worries Parents - Features Internet Safety 101SM - January 22, 2014

"Dear Amy: We have recently become aware that our 14-year-old daughter has been in very close contact with an 18-year-old boy who lives halfway across the country, thanks to the magic of the Internet. We are not aware of all of the details of their communications (which is primarily by texting), but there is definitely a strong emotional bond." read more here.  

Supreme Court Battles Over What Child Pornography Viewer Owes Victim - By Cheryl Wetzstein, Washington Times- January 20, 2014 

"The Supreme Court will delve into the sordid world of child pornography this week with a case that could break legal ground in the fight to curb juvenile porn - whether victims can seek full damages not only from their abusers but also from the people who produce, distribute and possess the illegal images." read the article here

13 Year Old Boy Hasn't Kissed A Girl, But Is Registered As A Sex Offender, Acting Out His Fantasies Due To Chronic Online Porn Usage, read more. 

Events

Upcoming Event

First Annual Summit - Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation - May 16-17, 2014

Join Donna Rice Hughes, President & CEO of Enough Is Enough and others as they speak at the first National conference on pornography in 30 years. This event is for community leaders, activist, professionals and groups dedicated to educating our culture about the harms of pornography and sexual exploitation. The event takes places on May 16-17, 2014 in Alexandria at the Crowne Plaza of Old Town Alexandria. For more information and to register click here.

Recent Events

President's National Prayer Breakfast Leadership Seminar -February 6, 2014 

"Child Sexual Exploitation Online: The Challenges of the Evolving Internet" 

Donna Rice Hughes, CEO & President of Enough Is Enough® moderated and served as a panelist at one of the Leadership Seminars as part of the National Prayer Breakfast events in Washington DC. Panelists included Ernie Allen, CEO/President of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, Dr. Richard Land, President of the Southern Evangelical Seminary and Rene Bowditch, law professor whose young son suffered enormous harm from Internet pornography addiction. For more information click here. 

Safer Internet Day - February 11, 2014

In recognition of Safer Internet Day, Enough Is Enough® included some tips on how you can experience a "Safer Internet Day" every day.  Click here for tips to have a Safer Internet Day experience everyday. 

 Take Action! 

Operation Round Table- Global Child Porn Ring Bust 

"Never before in the history of this agency have we identified and located this many minor victims in the course of a single child exploitation investigation," said ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale. "Our agency is seeing a growing trend where children are being enticed, tricked and coerced online by adults to produce sexually explicit material of themselves. While we will continue to prioritize the arrest of child predators, we cannot arrest our way out of this problem: Education is the key to prevention." (full story click here)=

"Revenge Porn" Online Could Become a Felony in Maryland and Virginia

Maryland will soon pass this law that would make the non-consensual release of sexually explicit images a felony. Three different bills were introduced that would make it a crime to intentionally disclose in a public way, on the Internet or otherwise, sexually explicit images of a person without that person's permission. It remains to be seen whether the crime would be a felony or misdemeanor, and how severe the penalty would be.  A history of the emergence of this growing crime of Revenge Porn is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revenge_porn.  New Jersey and California have already criminalized Revenge Porn.   A bill has passed in Virginia and awaits the governor's approval, at this writing. To contact Maryland legislators, click here. 

 

Watch Internet Safety 101SM TV Series on PBS - Contact your local PBS Station request they air it in your area. Do you want to see it yourself? Do you know parents and grandparents who need to become educated, equipped and empowered making the Internet safer for children and families.

 

You can make a difference! Can I count on you to call your local public television station and ask them to air the "Enough Is Enough®" TV series? Tell them it is available through NETA. 

Take 5 minutes, Don't wait, do it now!  To help you, I have included a link to PBS station finder to help you, click here, type in your zip code and get connected to your local station.   

 

"Submit, The Documentary" Is a thoughtful, thorough and compelling documentary on Cyberbullying. EIE President Donna Rice Hughes is featured as an expert on the issue. Click here to learn how to share "Submit" in your local community.