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Kanye West Admits to Objectifying Women in Porn, Despite Having Two Daughters

Kanye West recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where they discussed Kanye’s most recent album. Kimmel asked Kanye about one of the songs on the album, “Violent Crimes”. The song is written as a letter to his five year-old and six month-old daughters. In the song, Kanye begs his daughters to not grow up too […]

Issue: Objectification

NCOSE Intern Report from the World Without Exploitation 2018 Youth Summit

The sun shined on aspiring young professionals, interns, and activists as they lined up outside the Brooklyn Historical Society on July 18th waiting to #ListentoSurvivors and get their insider perspective on prostitution and ending sexploitation. The Summit was hosted by World Without Exploitation (WorldWE), an organization that passionately encourages debate, dialogue, and finding common ground […]

Issue: Sex Trafficking

Roku Gives Exploitation a Platform While Its Competitors Don’t

In both 2017 and 2018, Roku earned a spot on our annual Dirty Dozen List for facilitating sexual exploitation. Roku, a leading media streaming company, provides its users with the ability to stream television programs, movies, music, and more. Unfortunately, Roku also facilitates access to hardcore pornography channels through hundreds of private and hidden channels […]

2018 Dirty Dozen List – Master

Comcast Executives Are Making Significant Improvement to Digital Well-Being and Safety Features

Comcast NBC Universal executives met with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) last week to discuss improvements Comcast is making for digital well-being and safety. After three years on our Dirty Dozen List and many letters, emails, and phone calls back and forth with their leadership, Comcast executives told us: “We took your feedback […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen: Comcast

Greatest Irony of our Time: Treating Children with Problematic Sexual Behaviors

Attending the National Symposium on Sexual Behavior of Youth (NSSBY) this past June brought into stark view what I consider to be the greatest social irony of our time: that while children have unprecedented access to hardcore Internet pornography, not only are we horrified when children act out what they’ve seen on other children, our […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Using Social Media to Defend Human Dignity

We have all heard the story of “The Frog Prince” before: an ugly frog is turned into a handsome prince after being kissed by a princess. It’s a fantastic tale that shows even the ‘ugly’ can become beautiful with a little love and dedication. Twitter is one of our frogs, or perhaps birds. It earned […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: Twitter

Pornography is First Boom in Virtual Reality

Pornography is once again taking over the newest technologies, and this time it’s virtual reality. Virtual reality (VR) is a rapidly growing technology phenomenon that creates a simulated environment in which the viewer is placed inside of an experience. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article outlining how VR’s first real boom is pornography. […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

United Airlines Crew Joked When Man Started Masturbating Openly

Genevieve Pascolla was traveling from London to Chicago on June 4th. During the flight, she awoke from a nap to a disturbing sight. The man sitting next to her was masturbating underneath a blanket mid-flight. Pascolla and the woman next to her notified the flight attendants who confirmed the man was masturbating in public. After […]

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A Need for Child Safeguarding Policies

In the wake of sex-for-food scandals within Oxfam, the United Nations, and the aid sector generally, as well as the multiple child sexual abuse scandals within the United States Olympic Committee, many youth-serving organizations are asking themselves how they can safeguard the children they seek to serve. Responding to this question, Keeping Children Safe has […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Congress Strikes Blow against Online Sex Trafficking

At roughly 2:00 AM on a day in 1990, Patrick Trueman, then Chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) at the U.S. Department of Justice, was surprised to find himself stuck in a traffic jam. Where was the long line of vehicles ahead of him going at such an early hour? Into the […]

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

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