After a year of weighing the broad impacts of the COVID pandemic, it’s clear that it’s also led to greater sexual exploitation. The center investigating the trend has just released its annual Dirty Dozen List, revealing how the skyrocketing use of the internet contributed greatly to that problem.
We’ve known for years how pornography makes billions of dollars through the Web. In looking at this year’s National Center on Sexual Exploitation Dirty Dozen, the connection of giants like Amazon, Netflix, and Chromebooks to sexual exploitation should set off major alarms in homes across the country.
A sad example of how the pandemic has put millions of children at risk of exposure to porn or being sexually exploited is the soaring use of Google’s Chromebooks for distance learning. Their safety features are often left turned off, or children find workarounds.
Lina Nealon of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) said, “Parents and teachers often don’t even realize there’s a problem until some student has shared pornography with another student or they notice changes in their children.”
Reddit calls itself the “front page of the Internet,” but in a video from those releasing this year’s Dirty Dozen List, they charged that, “Reddit acts more like a back page as it serves as a hub where sex buyers find people to purchase and sexual predators distribute hardcore pornography as well as non-consensually share images.”
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SOURCE: CBN News, Paul Strand