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Not-So-Innocent Apps

Are Mobile Applications Putting Your Child at Risk? By Kathy Hatem, Director of Communications for Enough Is Enough               CHILD:  “Hey Mom, I just met this really cool guy outside in the neighborhood. I think he likes me. Would it be okay for us to hang out in my bedroom?” …

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Teaching Elementary-Aged Children About Safe Internet Use

According to a study published in the Preventive Medicine Reports journal, young people who spend seven or more hours a day on screens are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression and anxiety as opposed to those who only have an hour of screen time daily. With the popularity (and necessity) for mobile devices …

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Ohio Seeking to Declare Pornography a Public Health Crisis

This week, State Representative Jena Powell (District 80) plans to introduce a resolution to declare pornography a public health crisis in Ohio.  EIE recently reached out to the Rep. Powell in support of her efforts to include Ohio among 13 other states who have already passed similar resolutions in an effort to recognize pornography’s harmful effects …

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Protecting Your Child Against Cyberstalkers

Cyberstalking  The idea of stalking is something no parent wants to consider, but something all parents should monitor. Cyberstalking is a malicious act used to harass, threaten, or follow a single individual online. Some gain access through vulnerable devices, Internet activity, or accounts; most stalkers seek to blackmail victims and exploit them for their personal …

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The Effects of Cyberbullying. Know the Signs and Get the Support You Need

Cyberbullying We’ve all heard of the physical and verbal bullying happening in schools, but cyberbullying can happen at any time. Criminals target vulnerable children who may be susceptible to regular digital harassment, and use the Internet to bully, share personally identifiable information, or exploit an individual for their information. Although our connected devices, social media …

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We Can’t Let This Happen Again…We Really Need Your Help

Big Tech is at it again! It’s come to our attention that language surreptitiously and strategically slipped into the NAFTA agreement threatens to derail recent victories achieved on behalf of sex trafficking survivors in both the U.S. and in our neighboring countries of Mexico and Canada! We need your immediate support in telling your Member …

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Sexting on the rise? How it’s becoming normalized and why you should care

By Contributing Guest: Sydney Craig Communications student at Brigham Young University On February 27, 2018 The Washington Post came out with an article titled “One in four teens are sexting, a new study shows. Relax, researchers say, it’s mostly normal.” What is sexting exactly? Sexting is defined as “a sexually explicit image, video or message …

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The case for age verification for pornography sites

Posted on April 29, 2018 by John Carr Judging by the number of emails and phone calls I am getting, around the world there is growing interest in what the UK is doing  to reduce the possibility of children being exposed to pornographic web sites. In particular people want to know what tactics and arguments were used to …

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The Aftermath of the Florida Shootings: A Generation Empowered for Change

Kathy Hatem is the Director of Communications for Enough Is Enough, a non-profit organization dedicated to Making the Internet Safer for Children and Families Last week, schools around the country held numerous events to honor the lives of the 17 people killed at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February. So often after senseless tragedies …

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Talk To Your Child About Smartphone Monitoring

 This blog was submitted by guest contributor Scott Reddler In this digital era with widespread use of smartphones among children, it’s important for you as a parent to take usage monitoring seriously. From cyberbullying, to sexting, to predators, the online environment presents many potential dangers for children. And when you consider that 75% of children …

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