March 10, 2021

News Headlines: Issues Impacting your child's safety in the digital world

2020 Exploitation Statistics Released:
Key Findings from CyberTipline 2020: Rise in Online Enticement and Other Trends From Exploitation Stats reveal:
  • 2020 was a record-breaking year, with more than 21.7 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitationmade to NCMEC’s CyberTipline, the highest number of reports ever received in one year.
  • Reports of online enticement to the CyberTipline in 2020 increased 97.5% compared to the year prior.
?View the complete report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children here.
Streaming Platform Netflix Named to the "Dirty Dozen" List
The graphic and degrading content thatsexualizes minors and promotes sexually explicit material landed Netflix on NCOSE's 2021 Dirty Dozen List which identifies mainstream entities that facilitate or profit from sexual abuse and exploitation.
  • In October 2020, a Texas grand jury indicted Netflix on felony charges of lewd visual material depicting a child in "Cuties." 
  • EIE's petition calling for the removal of “Cuties” from Netflix and an investigation by DOJ for child pornography violations gathered more than 19K signors, however the film still is available for streaming on Netflix. (Haven't signed the petition? Please sign here!) 
EIE Joins Over 500 NGO's from 65 Countries Calling for Criminal Investigation into MindGeek, Owner of Pornhub
  • EIE joined a collective of 104 survivors of sexual exploitation and 525 NGOs from 65 countries who sent a letter to a Canadian Parliamentary Committee urging a “full criminal investigation” into MindGeek for appearing to have violated Canada’s child protection laws and laws regarding the sharing of intimate images without consent.
  • EIE's petition to the U.S. DOJ asking them to investigate and prosecute MindGeek has more than 14,000 signors. (Haven't signed the petition? Please sign here!) 
Related Articles
*These are just two articles among dozens published internationally: 
YouTube Launches "Supervised Mode"
As reported in The Independent (February 24, 2021):
  • YouTube is launching a “supervised” version, acting as a middle-ground between the video site’s YouTube Kids setting and its main site.
  • The company will disable in-app purchases, creation, and comment features - although YouTube says that over time these features could be added through an “age-appropriate” approach.
  • These settings are generally tied to age ratings, with the first being set at 9+, the second for 13+, and the third contains “almost all videos on YouTube, except for age-restricted content”.
EIE In the News 
The Water Cooler with David Brody - Fighting Porn should be a top priority for the Biden Administration (February 24, 2021)
The Hard Question - Blanquita Cullum is joined by Donna Rice Hughes - EIE is demanding the DOJ to prosecute Pornhub and its parent company, MindGeek, for several U.S. Law violations. (February 23, 2021)
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