July 13, 2016

Yahoo News: I'm Lovin' It: Mcdonald's Makes Protecting Children and Families from Internet Pornography and Child Pornography Top Priority

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Enough Is Enough® (EIE), the nation's pioneering Internet safety organization today praised the McDonald's corporation® for their decision to filter public Wi-Fi from pornography and child pornography.

EIE launched its "National Porn Free Wi-Fi" campaign  in the fall of 2014, with nearly 50,000 petitions and 75 partner organizations encouraging McDonald's and Starbucks to lead Corporate America in filtering Wi-Fi. Both companies were early adopters in the U.K., where they voluntarily filtered pornography on their public WiFi networks. McDonald's responded rapidly and positively to the initial outreach to their CEO by EIE in spring 2014, and began exploring options for WiFi filtering. To date, Starbucks has yet to respond.

"Parents can have peace of mind that, when they or their children go to McDonald's, they will have a safer and more friendly WiFi experience, filtered from pornography, from child porn and from potential sexual exploitation and predation," said EIE President Donna Rice Hughes.  "McDonald's deserves widespread praise for this act of corporate responsibility and commitment to children and family safety."

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