Entries by National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Society-wide Corruption in Epstein Case is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Jeffrey Epstein and his ongoing ability to orchestrate a massive scheme to facilitate and breed the corruption of powerful individuals to sexually exploit others is finally surfacing to the public eye, trickling through the no longer impenetrable gates of unattainable elite society. It is right and just for our society to demand accountability and transparency […]

2 Steps to Prevent the Sexual Abuse of Millions of Children

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” — Benjamin Franklin And with your help, we are moving far beyond a mere ounce of prevention. Dalma* forced a watery smile as she bid her last patient of the day goodbye. She closed the door, then slumped against it, letting her head fall backward […]

Imagine Giving Your Kid A Tech Device

Amanda* sat, hunched over her laptop, her eyes red and bleary with exhaustion. She had spent the better part of her week reading tech companies’ parents’ guides and clumsily navigating through obscure safety settings on almost a dozen social media apps. The experience had made her want to chuck her laptop at the wall. But it was […]

Why Prostitution is Not ‘Sex Work’

Since the 1970s, a tactical and politically driven agenda has been advanced to promote the global sex trade. This agenda has rested on the reframing of prostitution along two seemingly disparate lines, one being the promotion of prostitution as ordinary work, and the other being the promotion of prostituted people as a sexual minority. Although […]

You’ve watched the film Sound of Freedom, but now what? Here’s how you can help!

The recently released movie Sound of Freedom covers an important issue of child sex trafficking in South America. While this film has ignited conversations, there is significant work to be done to address this complex topic, and every concerned citizen can play a role in making a difference. We at NCOSE invite you to take action and […]

The Terrifying Reality of GitHub: How Any of Us Can be Exploited in Seconds

Let’s play a game. Raise your hand if there’s a picture of your face online. Now, raise your other hand if there’s one of your daughter, your girlfriend, your sister, or any other loved one. It’s probably safe to assume that most or all of you have both hands in the air right now (if […]

Why the LGBT+ community is especially vulnerable to sexual exploitation

Intersections of Vulnerability in the LGBT Community (+Resources).  He was only 14, but he was alone. After coming out about his sexual orientation to his family, his stepfather had beaten him and threw him out on the street. His stomach in knots of fear, the young boy walked into a shelter for the first time. […]

U.S. Surgeon General: Social media presents ‘profound risk of harm’ for kids

Surgeon General Issues New Advisory About Effects Social Media Use Has on Youth Mental Health Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy Urges Action to Ensure Social Media Environments are Healthy and Safe, as Previously-Advised National Youth Mental Health Crisis Continues Today, United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released a new Surgeon General’s Advisory on Social Media […]

Dignity Defense Award: Imgur Bans and Removes All Pornography

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is pleased to present the Dignity Defense Award to Imgur, a popular image sharing website, for banning and removing all sexually explicit content and pornography from their platform. In a blog post detailing this decision, the company states, “Explicit and illegal content have historically posed a risk to Imgur’s community and its business, […]

2023 Dirty Dozen List REVEALED! Please Take Action!

What is the Dirty Dozen List? The Dirty Dozen List is an annual campaign calling out twelve mainstream entities for facilitating, enabling, and even profiting from sexual abuse and exploitation. Since its inception in 2013, the Dirty Dozen List has galvanized thousands of individuals like YOU to call on corporations, government agencies, and organizations to […]

EARN IT ACT: Crucial Child Protection Legislation Reintroduced! Please Take Action.

Please take 30 SECONDS to contact your Members of Congress, urging them to Co-Sponsor the EARN IT Act! Grief claws at your heart as you tell the attorney your daughter’s story. It’s hard enough to explain how your 12-year-old daughter was raped by a boy in her class. It’s harder still to explain how a […]

Filter Legislation to Protect Kids Gains Ground, Despite Big Tech Misinformation

Last week, a friend asked me for advice on how she could keep pornography off digital devices used by her children. I was happy to help, which meant spending over an hour emailing step-by-step instructions, attaching numerous screenshots with scribbles directing “Click here –>” and “BAD –>”, “GOOD –>”, etc etc . . . all […]

How the Exploitation Industry Uses Cartoons to Prey on Children

Angelina’s story is a likely story, based on the findings of research. Angelina is not a real individual. When Angelina* first watched the Disney movie Frozen, she promptly became obsessed. For the next several months, little Angelina could constantly be found toddling about the house, singing “Let it gooooo” at the top of her lungs. […]