Making News, Protecting Privacy, Curbing Trafficking

A Message From the President 
Dear Friends,

Happy 2017! Enough Is Enough has been working tirelessly in the month of January to tackle issues that are all part of our effort to keep our kids safe online. Current efforts range from fighting sex trafficking online, to shaping and suggesting policy within the new Trump administration, to continuing to educate the public with ways to keep our children’s online information private and safe. You’ll find below just a taste of what is going on at EIE, as well as some helpful resources to protect your family online.

In other BREAKING NEWS: EIE applauds the leadership in South Dakota and Virginia for passing resolutions declaring pornography a public health crisis. EIE continues to lead on a national level educating the public and policy makers on the harms of pornography, and we celebrate the victory with those who are taking action!

Wishing you a safe 2017, and as always, thank you for helping us keep up the good fight!
Sincerely,
Donna

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Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will.

Enough Is Enough is working hard to make sure that parents know traffickers are targeting children — mainly between the ages of 12-19 — right in our own backyards, and are using the Internet to entice them into a face-to-face meeting. The traffickers use the same tactics used by sexual predators to groom and exploit children online.

Did you know…

  • Traffickers often set up fake accounts online to “friend” a teen, and lure them into meeting up?
  • Teens from all different social economic and ethnic backgrounds are targets.
  • Sex trafficking is the 2nd fastest growing crime in the United States, according to the FBI.
  • Law enforcement in Houston, home to Super Bowl 51, plan to increase resources to combat sex and labor trafficking. Large events are often associated with drawing in traffickers due to the large crowds that are present.

To report a tip or get help, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline
at 1-888-373-7888.  For additional trafficking resources, click here.


EIE In the News:

Donna Rice Hughes on WUSA 9 Discussing the Women’s March (January 24, 2017)

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Donna Rice Hughes on WTTG FOX 5 Discussing the Women’s March and President Trump (January 24, 2017)

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Donna Rice Hughes on CBNNews.Com Discussing Cyberbullying  (January 20, 2017)
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Podcast from FOSI Conference — Larry Magid speaks with Donna Rice Hughes about EIE’s Porn Free Wi-Fi Campaign, fake news and the incoming Trump administration. (December 5, 2016)


Print Media:

Protecting America’s Children: Melania Trump Vows to Fight Cyber-Bullying (January 23, 2017)
Alternet: South Carolina Bill Could Block Porn on All New Computers (December 27, 2016)
Momzette: Vast Online Dangers Threaten Curious Kids (December 7, 2016)
Blogs:
Will Jeff Sessions drain the Internet swamp of crimes against children? (January 10, 2017)


data-privacy-dayHeld annually on Jan. 28, Data Privacy Day generates awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. Here are a few helpful resources from EIE’s partner, the National Cyber Security Alliance, to educate you with ways to protect your personal information and manage your privacy in preparing for the day.
Please implement these recommendations to to better manage your privacy:
  • Own your online presence: Set the privacy and security settings on websites and apps to your comfort level for information sharing. It’s OK to limit how and with whom you share information.
  • Lock down your login: Choose one account and turn on the strongest authentication tools available, such as biometrics, security keys or a unique one-time code through an app on your mobile device. Your usernames and passwords are not enough to protect key accounts like email, banking and social media.
  • Keep a clean machine: Update your security software, web browser and operating system to have the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats.
  • Share with care: What you post can last a lifetime. Before posting something about yourself or others online, think about how it might be perceived now and in the future and who might see it.
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