October 30, 2014

Press Release: Academic Article Compiles Research on Internet P*rnography Pandemic & Solutions


EIE Burgundy Logo


A. LARRY ROSS COMMUNICATIONS                                                          

Julie Shutley, Julie@alarryross.com

972/267-1111 (o), 214/457-1398 (c)



Newly Published Academic Article Compiles Latest 
Peer-Reviewed Research on Internet P*rnography Pandemic 
Author Provides All-Inclusive Research, Legal Solutions, 
Industry Best Practices and Private Sector Solutions


GREAT FALLS, Virginia, Oct. 29, 2014 - To explore what has been called"the largest unregulated social experiment in human history," Donna Rice Hughes, CEO and president of Enough Is Enough®®, has authored a research article, entitled "The Internet P*rnography Pandemic," in the 2014 edition of The Christian Apologetics Journal detailing the current state of Internet p*rnography, and its real world consequences as it relates to children and adolescents, and the routes to resolution. To view the full article click here.


"The eye-opening escalating statistics concerning the saturation of extreme online p*rnography into cultures worldwide and the harmful impact on the emotional, mental and sexual health of young children, tweens and teens continue to worsen," said Hughes. "This extensive paper lays out the most information to serve as a clearinghouse   for anyone needing additional education on the subject."


In "The Internet P*rnography Pandemic," Donna Rice Hughes lays out the current reliable research from trusted institutions and medical and sociological professionals on the topic, including:


  • A brief history and legal background of federal p*rnography laws (indecency, obscenity and child pornography), Supreme Court decisions and First Amendment issues. 
  • The current state of Internet p*rnography and youth, citing specific statistics regarding both. The deceptive marketing techniques used by Internet pornographers industry such as free teaser images and videos, innocent word searches, cartoon characters and free flash games to lure children into p*rnography sites. 
  • Addiction and compulsive habituation, p*rn induced erectile dysfunction (PIED).  and breakthrough brain science are explored along with the the public health impact of p*rnography  on the attitude, values, behavior, and relationships of youth. 
  • The real world consequences of extreme pornography such as sexting, sex-trafficking, kids acting out aggressively against other youth. 
  • Routes to resolution including the roles and responsibilities of parents and caring adults, the Internet industry and corporate America, law enforcement, government and faith-based communities. 
  • The necessity to create a cultural shift, or "Tipping Point," in attitudes regarding the unrelenting social costs of pornography and to elevate the harms of pornography from not only a moral issue but also to a rapidly growing public health pandemic with the goal of creating a movement, much like the stop smoking campaign. 

"Nations like the United Kingdom under the leadership of Prime Minister Cameron are implementing holistic and effective solutions in which government and industry are proactively doing their part to protect children from Internet pornography and child pornography," said Hughes. "However, in America, significant gaps continue to exist between the Internet's dangers to children and the level of enforcement and industry-driven action dedicated to protecting children online. As a result, the buck is passed to parents, who are usually uninformed, overwhelmed or ill-equipped to shoulder the entire burden protect their children and families from the onslaught.... Internet-initiated crimes, and dangers directed at young people have continued to grow exponentially, threatening the safety, security, and quality of life for children and families globally."


The article ends with a clarion call to the church to wake up and get involved. Hughes distinguishes between her organization's secular focus and her own perspective as a Christian stating, "Sadly, many of today's cultural problems are the consequences of the failure of the church. America has abandoned its spiritual roots and the vision of our nation's founding fathers. As a result, America is in a moral free fall," said Hughes. "After having sacrificed almost two generations of children to the destructive influence of Internet p*rnography much of which is prosecutable under current U.S. law, it is long past time to say 'enough is enough.  A spectrum of prevention starts with one person, one family, one community and one nation at a time to bring about widespread cultural change."



About Enough Is Enough®®

Enough Is Enough®® (EIE) is a national non-profit organization, the mission for which is to make the Internet safer for children and families. Since 1994, EIE has been a national leader in the efforts to combat Internet p*rnography, child p*rnography, and sexual predation,incorporating a three-pronged approach. First, educating the public about Internet dangers and equipping them with safety solutions. Secondly, partnering within the technology industry to develop and implement viable, family-friendly technological safety solutions and best practices. And thirdly, promoting legal solutions that call for aggressive enforcement of existing laws and enactment of new laws to prevent the online exploitation and victimization of children EIE is dedicated to advancing awareness and solutions to these problems that promote equality, fairness and respect for human dignity with shared responsibilities between the public, the technology industry, and the legal community. EIE stands for freedom of speech as defined by the Constitution of the United States; for a culture where all people are respected and valued; for a childhood with a protected period of innocence; for healthy sexuality; and for a society free from sexual exploitation. www.enough.orgww.internetsafety101.orgwww.friendlywifi.org



About Donna Rice Hughes

Donna Rice Hughes, CEO and President of Enough Is Enough®®, is an Internet safety advocate, author and speaker.  She is frequently sought out for her expertise by national media outlets, including (NBC) The Today Show, CNN and Fox News. She served as a Child Online Protection Commissioner, the U.S. Attorneys General's Internet Safety Technical Task Force and won the 2013 Women in Technology Leadership Award for "Social Impact". She is the Executive Producer and host of EIE's Emmy and Telly award-winning Internet Safety 101SM® multi-media program. The adult curriculum was developed in partnership with the Department of Justice to prevent Internet-initiated crimes against children by educating, equipping and empowering parents, educators and caring adults with the knowledge and resources needed to protect children from online p*rnography, child p*rnography, sexual predators and cyberbullies, as well as cyber security risks and dangers related to social networking, online gaming and mobile devices.