The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has listed 12 supposedly kid-friendly apps and games which in reality set kids up for sexual exploitation. Their sexual exploiters dirty dozen are:
SNAPCHAT – Users send texts and photos that disappear within seconds unless the user takes a screenshot. These contain popular sexters and child pornographers.
STEAM – A gaming platform with over 35 million child users which contains rape and other sexually explicit acts.
YOUTUBE – Lax monitoring of uploaded videos, many of which contain sexually explicit and violent content.
AMAZON – Sells photography books with child nudity, sex trafficking manuals, and soft-core porn.
COMCAST – Packages offer hardcore pornography including teen, incest, and racist themed porn.
EBSCO – This online library for schools features easy access to pornography and graphic sexual content.
HBO – Original programming often focuses on graphic sex scenes, including rape and other sexual violence.
iBooks – This app for e-books is replete with erotic literature normalizing adult/teen sex, incest, racially charged sexual stereotypes, student-teacher, and babysitter sex scenes and rape.
ROKU – This company offers users access to hardcore pornography through private and hidden channels.
TWITTER – Hosts pornographic accounts that advertise for porn websites and online prostitution.
POSTER BOYS OF #MeToo – Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Woody Allen and James Franco use their media channels to normalize their sexual conduct.
Parents, teachers, and caregivers need to be sure to know what sites young people are using. There are many more dangerous sites, channels, and games besides the sexual exploiters dirty dozen. You can find more on this at endsexualexploitation.org. We adapted this information from an excellent article in Citizen magazine for October 2018, pages 23-24. You can read it HERE.
–John N. Clayton © 2018