U.S. Elementary School Counselor Gets 25 Years for Exploiting Underage Girls Through Snapchat. A former elementary school counselor in West Virginia will go to prison for 25 years for exploiting underage girls on the photo-sharing app Snapchat. Read more here.
FBI Issues Public Safety Alert Regarding ‘Sextortion’ of Minors. The FBI issued a national public safety alert warning that more than 3,000 minors have been targeted in the past year across the United States in online “financial sextortion” schemes. Read more here.
U.S. Senator Introduces Two Bills to Clamp Down on Internet Pornography. Senator Mike Lee introduced two bills aimed at combatting online pornography by establishing a national definition of obscenity and requiring porn sites to use age verification technology. Read more here.
Local CA School Board President Resigns After Hiring School Choir to Perform at ‘Dirty Santa’ Party. Steven Llanusa, president of the Claremont Unified School District Board, invited a high school choir to perform at a holiday party, at which students say they were exposed to inappropriate conduct by adult entertainers. Read more here.
UK Report Finds Cartoon Characters Used to Hook Young Children on Pornography. Research published by the British Board of Film Classification found that 50 percent of pornography websites visited by UK children aged six to twelve specialized in sexually explicit cartoons. Read more here.
Pentagon School Libraries Infested With Shocking Pornographic Material for Military Kids. Pentagon school libraries contained dozens of books with pornographic content, such as detailed instructions on how to have sex, an investigation has found. Read more here.
Indiana Sues TikTok Over Mature Content Concerns. Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita announced two lawsuits against TikTok over concerns about data sharing and mature content targeting children. Read more here.
California District Launches Review After Pornographic, BDSM Material Exposed. A California district with over 40,000 students launched a review of books teachers bring into classroom libraries following reports of a high school teacher introducing books with BDSM/kink material. Read more here.
After Hosting Drag Queens, Dozens of Public U.S. Libraries Deny Story Hour Slot to Evangelist. Evangelist and actor Kirk Cameron reported that at least 50 taxpayer-funded libraries have denied or ignored his requests to host a story hour program on his new faith-based book, despite the same libraries having hosted LGBT events. Read more here.
Texas City Votes to Allow Restrictions of Books for Minors in Public Library. A Houston-area city approved a resolution that seeks to restrict books with obscene content intended for minors in its public library. Read more here.
California Teacher Who Outraged Parents With ‘Queer Library’ Claims It Helped Kids’ Identity Development. A California teacher who boasted about a “queer library” which contained sexually explicit content, including information on BDSM and orgies, said the books helped students figure out “who they are.” Read more here.
Virginia Elementary School to Host After School Satan Club. A Chesapeake, Virginia elementary school will begin hosting an After School Satan Club sponsored by The Satanic Temple. Read more here.
Louisiana AG Creates ‘Protecting Minors’ Tip Line to Report Library Books. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has created an online tip line to report books found in libraries that residents think are inappropriate to stop the “taxpayer-subsided sexualization of children.” Read more here.
California Releases Thousands of Pedophiles Less Than a Year After Convictions. Thousands of convicted pedophiles in California have been released from prison after being incarcerated for less than a year, a recent analysis found. Read more here.
Balenciaga Responds to Child BDSM Photo Shoot Scandal. The fashion company Balenciaga responded to its ongoing scandal involving a photo shoot that featured young children holding BDSM-themed teddy bear bags by saying it could have “done things differently.” Read more here.
Balenciaga Apologizes for Photoshoot With Sexualized Child Content. Luxury fashion company Balenciaga issued an apology for their recent ad campaign which used pictures sexualizing children as they posed with teddy bears wearing bondage uniforms. Read more here.
California Elementary School to Allow ‘After School Satan Club.’ Students at Golden Hills Elementary School in California will soon be able to attend an “After School Satan Club,” sponsored by the Satanic Temple and Reason Alliance. Read more here.
Michigan School District Removes Some Pornographic Books After Community Outrage. Dearborn Public Schools in Michigan is pulling several pornographic books from school libraries after local parents expressed outrage, though other objectionable books will remain on shelves. Read more here.
Report: TikTok Has a Child Pornography Problem. According to a Forbes investigative report, graphic social media content depicting lewd and pornographic acts from minors is easy to come across on the video-sharing app TikTok. Read more here.
Judge Rules Oklahoma Parent Can’t Be Banned From School Property for Book Objections. A judge ruled that an Oklahoma parent could not be barred from school property after confronting a member of the board of education about explicit books in the district’s library. Read more here.
Father Banned From Oklahoma District After Objecting to Sexually Explicit Novel. An Oklahoma dad was banned from school district grounds after issuing a complaint about a shockingly explicit graphic novel his 14-year-old daughter brought home from the school library. Read more here.
Maryland School Silent After Video Shows Students Inappropriately Touching in Suspended Teacher’s Classroom. A Maryland public school is silent after a viral video appears to show students inappropriately touching in the classroom of a teacher who was suspended, according to parents in the district. Read more here.
UK MP: Online Porn Drives Much of the Child Abuse Seen Today. A UK MP has called on Westminster to tackle the epidemic of pornography amid rising cases of child sexual abuse in England and Wales. Read more here.
‘She-Hulk’ Director Boasts About Show Exploring Sex and Still Being Enjoyed by Children. The director behind the Disney+ Marvel series “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” said her show is able to explore a woman’s sex life and still be enjoyed by children. Read more here.
Michigan School Board Votes to Remove Book Containing Sexual Illustrations From School Library. The Spring Lake Public School Board in Michigan voted to remove graphic novel Gender Queer from a high school library, finding that the illustrated sexual content was inappropriate for students. Read more here.
U.S. Congressmen Introduce Bill to Ban Taxpayer Funds for ‘Sexually-Oriented’ Events. House Republicans have introduced a bill that would ensure taxpayer money doesn’t go toward sexually oriented projects directed at young kids. Read more here.
Michigan High School Apologizes After Video Surfaces of Stripper in Gymnasium. A minor league football organization is taking heat after their event at a Michigan high school featured an “underdressed” woman dancing sexually in front of a shirtless man. Read more here.
Parents Sue, Alleging Amazon ‘Suicide Kit’ Facilitated Teen Suicides. Two families have filed a lawsuit against Amazon, alleging that the company is facilitating teen suicides by pairing a handbook on euthanasia with a poisonous chemical on their website. Read more here.
At Least 269 U.S. K-12 Educators Arrested on Child Sex Crimes in First Nine Months of 2022. Nearly 270 public educators were arrested on child sex-related crimes in the U.S. in the first nine months of this year, ranging from grooming to raping underage students. Read more here.
Michigan Parents Protest Sexually Explicit Books at School Board Meeting. The Dearborn School Board in Michigan suspended a recent meeting after concerned parents called for the removal of sexually explicit books from the school district. Read more here.
U.S. Voters Against Obscene Books in Public Schools. A new national survey by Rasmussen Reports and the Capitol Resource Institute finds that voters overwhelmingly oppose sexually explicit books in public school libraries and believe schools have an obligation to inform parents of what their children are being taught. Read more here.
Ohio Legislators Introduce ‘Parents Bill of Rights.’ Ohio school districts would not be able to discourage or prohibit parental involvement in decisions about their child’s mental health if the General Assembly passes a recently introduced Parents Bill of Rights Act. Read more here.
Brands Blast Twitter for Ads Next to Child Pornography Accounts. Some major advertisers have suspended their marketing campaigns or removed their ads from parts of Twitter because their promotions appeared alongside tweets soliciting child pornography. Read more here.
Instagram Permanently Removes Pornhub. Instagram has permanently removed the official Pornhub account after a decade of allegedly violating the social media platform’s terms of service. Read more here.
Mexican Valedictorian Investigated for Graduation Speech on Moral Issues Cleared. The Autonomous University of Baja California has ruled against a petition to withhold the professional license of valedictorian Christian Cortez Pérez after he gave a graduation speech defending life and the family. Read more here.
TikTok Facing Potential Fine From UK Watchdog Over Failure to Protect Children’s Privacy. TikTok is facing a potential massive fine from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office over a failure to protect children’s privacy. Read more here.
Massachusetts School District Promotes Book Telling Students How to Use Sex Apps. A book being promoted to students of a public school district in Massachusetts includes instructions on how to use online sex apps and how to engage in homosexual sex. Read more here.
U.S. Library Group Claims ‘Book Banning’ at Record High as Parents Oppose Sexually Explicit Books in Schools. The American Library Association has claimed that efforts to ban or restrict books in school libraries are on the rise amid parents’ concerns about sexually explicit material being available to their children. Read more here.
Ohio School District Lets Teachers Wear Badge Leading to Sexually Explicit Content. Parents in Hilliard, Ohio have expressed anger that their local school district permits teachers to wear a “safe space” badge with a QR code that leads to websites containing sexually explicit content. Read more here.
Kenyan Cabinet Secretary Wants Pornography Banned to Protect Minors. Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has stated that the ban on pornographic websites in Kenya should be expedited to keep children safe online. Read more here.
Statue Honoring Controversial Sex Researcher Alfred Kinsey Draws Criticism. A bronze statue commemorating sex researcher Alfred Kinsey was erected at Indiana University, but critics believe data he gathered involving the sexual abuse of children make him unworthy of celebration. Read more here.
University Student in Mexico Could Lose License to Practice Psychology for Grad Speech on Protecting the Family. The Autonomous University of Baja California initiated formal proceedings to ban Christian Cortez Pérez from practicing psychology after the recent graduate gave a commencement speech on the importance of defending life and the family. Read more here.
Parent Group Issues ‘Urgent Warning’ to Parents Over Disney’s FX Series ‘Little Demon.’ One Million Moms is issuing an “urgent warning” to parents regarding Disney’s new FX series “Little Demon,” which features a woman who is impregnated by Satan and gives birth to an Antichrist daughter and carries graphic violence and nudity. Read more here.
Instagram Removes Pornhub’s Account. Instagram has suspended Pornhub’s widely followed account which “directly promoted pornography” and encouraged people to become pornography performers. Read more here.
Missouri School District Notifies Parents About Controversial Surveys. The Webster Grove School District in Missouri sent a letter to parents notifying them about surveys that will be administered to students and may ask about their sexual orientation and sexual behavior. Read more here.
Nearly Half of UK Children Now Growing Up Outside Traditional Family. And Independent Family Review by England’s Children’s Commissioner shows that nearly half of UK children now grow up outside a traditional nuclear family. Read more here.
Book on ‘Hookup’ Apps, Homosexual Sex Available in Florida Middle School Library. Parents of Hillsborough County Public School students in Tampa, Florida are voicing their outrage after a book was made available to middle school students that features instructions for homosexual sex and “hookup” apps. Read more here.
U.S. Judge Tosses Suit That Tried to Deem Books Obscene for Kids. A judge in Virginia dismissed a lawsuit that had sought to declare two books as obscene for children and to restrict their distribution to minors, including by booksellers and libraries. Read more here.
Texas Parents Charged Outrageous Sum to See Curriculum Book Lists. Two Fort Worth, Texas moms were charged more than $1,200 to see the public school district’s K-12 curriculum book lists, and now one mom has filed a complaint. Read more here.
Pennsylvania High School to Host ‘After School Satan Club’ Event. Officials from Northern York County School District in Pennsylvania have approved an “After School Satan Club” back-to-school event at a high school. Read more here.
California Assembly Passes Bill Expanding School-Based Health Centers. The California Assembly passed a bill expanding school health clinics that critics say put the rights of parents to the side and could offer access to “reproductive” services to students. Read more here.
FBI Whistleblowers Reveal Over Two Dozen Probes of Parents Opposing School Policies. FBI whistleblowers have reportedly come forward to Congress to report more than two dozen parents who were probed as domestic terrorists for objecting to local school board policies. Read more here.
Report: UN Staff Impregnated Girls as Young as 10 in DR Congo. Peacekeepers and other personnel employed by the UN in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 2018 have allegedly impregnated at least 60 different local girls and women during their times of service in the country. Read more here.
China Announces ‘Fertility-Friendly’ Policy Guidelines to Reverse Birth Rate Collapse. China’s central government issued new “fertility-friendly” guidelines designed to increase the Chinese population, which is currently projected to contract sometime before 2025. Read more here.
Texas Coffee Shop Offering Free Contraception Sparks Protests, Police Calls. Owner Destiny Adams puts contraceptive kits worth $60 in the bathrooms of her shops. Each kit contains two Plan B pills, pregnancy tests and condoms, plus an instruction pamphlet. Read more here.
Dozens of Child Sex Trafficking Victims Rescued by U.S. Law Enforcement. The FBI has found 84 minors who were victims of child sex trafficking, as well as 37 other missing children, as part of a nationwide operation. Read more here.
Missouri School Districts Removing Library Books That May Be Found ‘Explicit’ Under New Law. Some Missouri school districts have begun removing books from their libraries that could be flagged as “sexually explicit” under a new law taking effect at the end of the month. Read more here.
Majority of Babies Born Out of Wedlock in UK. For the first time in recorded history, the majority of babies were born to unmarried mothers in Britain, the Office for National Statistics revealed. Read more here.
Online Child Sex Blackmail Quadruples After Lockdowns in UK. The instances of children being coerced by adults into putting sexualized images of themselves online has increased by fourfold since the beginning of the pandemic lockdowns, a report has found. Read more here.
Georgia Same-Sex Couple Arrested for Allegedly Using Adopted Children to Make Child Porn. The two men were charged with aggravated child molestation, sexual exploitation of children, and enticing a child for indecent purposes. Read more here.
Visa and Mastercard Suspend Payments for Ad Purchases on Pornhub and Mindgeek Amid Controversy. Visa and Mastercard said card payments for advertising on Pornhub and its parent company MindGeek would be suspended after a lawsuit stoked controversy over whether the payment giants could be facilitating child pornography. Read more here.
Catholic University Study Finds Strong Link Between Porn Use and Depression, Anxiety in Students. The study, conducted by the Franciscan University of Steubenville and published in Frontiers of Psychology found that the average depression, anxiety, and stress levels of students reporting any pornography use in their lifetime were “significantly higher” than those who said they had never viewed pornography. Read more here.
At Least 181 K-12 Educators Charged With Child Sex Crimes in First Half of 2022. At least 181 K-12 educators, including four principals, were arrested on child sex-related crimes in the U.S. in the first six months of 2022, ranging from child pornography to raping students. Read more here.
Pennsylvania Mom Will Sue Over Sexually Explicit Material in School Library. Fenicia Redman also seeks a nationwide ban on such material in school libraries. When she first approached the district about sexually explicit books in school libraries, she was dismissed as “homophobic.” Read more here.
Child of Polyamorous Family May Have 2 Dads and 1 Mom, Buenos Aires Judge Rules. A Buenos Aires judge has issued a ruling legally recognizing the right of a polyamorous partnership to have their baby registered with two fathers and one mother. The baby was conceived through assisted fertilization. Read more here.
Over Half of Young British Men Watch Porn Regularly, Survey Reveals. A new survey has revealed that more than half of British men aged 18-39 watch pornography at least once a month, and nearly 60 percent started watching before age 18. Read more here.
U.S. Drag Queen, Youth Counselor Charged With 25 Counts of Child Pornography. A Pennsylvania drag queen who counseled children at a “safe haven” for LGBTQ+ youth has reportedly been charged with 25 counts of child pornography. Read more here.
Fired British Art Teacher Defends Allowing Students as Young as 15 to Model Topless. A British high school art teacher is defending her actions after being fired for allowing female students to pose topless in suggestive poses for an art project. Read more here.
Poll: Overwhelming Majorities in Four States Favor More Curriculum Transparency. Overwhelming majorities in four states want more transparency regarding their children’s school curricula, according to a new poll from the Goldwater Institute. Read more here.
Number of Americans Who Believe in God Drops to All-Time Low. A new Gallup poll shows that 81 percent of Americans believe in God, the lowest percentage seen in the poll that has been conducted by Gallup since 1944. Read more here.
Oregon School District Books Contain Pornographic Imagery of Sex Acts. Oregon schools in the North Clackamas District contain books with pornographic imagery, including imagery of sex acts, according to an online portal used by schools. Read more here.
Cops Probe After VA School Librarian Says Students Are ‘Sex Workers’ to Justify Pro-Prostitution Book. Police in Northern Virginia are investigating after a middle school librarian allegedly defended a pro-prostitution book by saying it belonged in the library because many of the school’s students are sex workers. Read more here.
U.S. Birth Rate Increases for First Time Since 2014. The U.S. birth rate increased last year for the first time since 2014, according to provisional data released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Vital Statistics System. Read more here.
India on Path Toward Population Contraction. Women in India are now averaging 2.0 births over the course of their lifetime, which is below the Total Fertility Rate at which a population will hold steady. Read more here.
Colorado Mom Reading From Book Available to School Children Shut Down by School Board. A Colorado mother was silenced at her local school board meeting when she tried to read from books available to school children that include graphic references to sex and masturbation. Read more here.
Survey: Half of Koreans in Their 20s Prefer Child-Free Marriage. Almost half of South Koreans in their 20s said they would prefer to be part of a couple that does not have children after marriage. Read more here.
First-Time German Mothers Now Over 30 Years Old on Average. The average age for first-time mothers has hit an all-time record in Germany, climbing to over 30 years old in 2020. Read more here.
CA Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Groomed 80 Children Into Creating Child Pornography. Police in California arrested a 24-year-old man who allegedly groomed at least 80 young children and had them create child pornography. Read more here.
Pornhub’s Parent Company Faces $500M Class-Action Lawsuit. A Canadian woman has filed a $500 million class-action lawsuit against Pornhub’s parent company MindGeek, claiming she was featured in pornographic videos uploaded online without her consent. Read more here.
U.S. Media Watchdog Finds ‘Disturbing’ Uptick in Male, Full-Frontal Nudity. Research from the Parents Television and Media Council suggests the practice of portraying male genitalia on shows like HBO’s “Euphoria” is on the rise. Read more here.
Utah College Offers Pornography Class. A private liberal arts college in Utah will offer an entire class on pornography in the 2022-2023 academic year, and students will “watch pornographic films together” as part of the class. Read more here.
Instagram Under Fire Over Sexualized Child Images. Instagram is failing to remove accounts that attract hundreds of sexualized comments for posting pictures of children in swimwear or partial clothing, even after they are flagged. Read more here.
PA School Board Says No to After School Satan Club. The board of Northern Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania voted 8-1 against the introduction of an After School Satan Club. Read more here.
‘Family Sex Show’ Production Canceled in UK. “The Family Sex Show” – a sex education stage production aimed at children as young as 5 years old that features “non-sexual nudity” – has been canceled in the UK. Read more here.
More States Move to Affirm Parental Rights in Education. State lawmakers across the U.S. are introducing legislation to increase classroom transparency and assert parents’ rights as decision-makers for their children. Read more here.
Florida Gov Signs Bill Providing $25M to Help Foster Parents. As part of Florida’s stated mission of “putting families first,” Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to provide $25 million in additional support for foster parents. Read more here.
Three-Parent Embryo Law Passed in Australia. A bill authorizing three-parent embryos to manage health concerns passed the upper house of the Australian Parliament after strong debate. Read more here.
Scathing Report Issued on UK Hospital System’s Maternity Care. A damning report on a regional UK hospital system has found that around 131 stillbirths, 70 neonatal deaths and nine maternal deaths might have been avoided if better care had been provided. Read more here.
UK Pregnancies Fell to 17-Year Low in 2020. According to figures compiled by Britain’s Office of National Statistics, pregnancies fell to a 17-year low during 2020. Read more here.
Florida Gov Signs Bill to Provide $70M to Support Fatherhood. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to provide more than $70 million toward implementation of the Responsible Fatherhood Initiative. Read more here.
Students Asked Intrusive Sex Questions in Welsh Govt-Funded Survey. Children as young as 13 are being asked highly intrusive questions about their sexual experiences in a survey funded by the Welsh Government. Read more here.
CDC Warns That Teen Mental Health Is in ‘Steep’ Decline. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that American teenagers are experiencing a steep decline in mental health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
Florida Gov Signs Curriculum Transparency Bill Into Law. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law which “requires school districts to be transparent in the selection of instructional materials, including library and reading materials.” Read more here.
U.S. Library Association’s National Conference Teaches About ‘Queering the Library.’ The Public Library Association’s national conference will include a session titled “Queering the Library: Strategically Creating Space for the LGBTQ+ Community.” Read more here.
GA Parent Reading Sexual Content From Library Book Cut Off at School Board Meeting. A Georgia school board member cut off a mother reading sexually explicit content from a book available to high school students in the district, saying the passage was “inappropriate” for any children to potentially hear. Read more here.
Disney Plus Streaming Service Now Features Explicit Content. Streaming service Disney Plus is now featuring six Marvel TV series rated TV-MA, meaning they include content for mature audiences. Read more here.
Instagram Unveils Tools for Parents to Track Teen Activity. Social media platform Instagram launched a “Family Center” feature for parents to have the ability to track their children’s activity and time spent on the app. Read more here.
Over 100 Arrested in Florida Human Trafficking Operation. Several Disney employees and a former judge were among the more than 100 people arrested in connection with a Florida human trafficking operation. Read more here.
‘Dirty Dozen List’ Names Twelve Companies Profiting Off Sexual Exploitation. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has released its annual Dirty Dozen list that documents how 12 entities are profiting off sexually exploitative practices. Read more here.
Investigation Called for After UK NHS Trust Gives ‘Underage Sex Advice.’ The Christian Institute has called for the NHS Lanarkshire Trust to be investigated for encouraging 13- to 15-year-olds to engage in underage sex. Read more here.
WHO Calls Down Syndrome a ‘Severe Birth Defect.’ The World Health Organization received fierce criticism for calling Down syndrome a “severe birth defect” which takes “a significant toll on individuals, families, health care systems and societies.” Read more here.
States File FOIA Lawsuit Demanding Info on FBI Surveillance of Parents. A 14-state coalition has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Biden administration demanding the government provide records on any FBI surveillance of parents. Read more here.
Netflix Asks Court to Block Prosecution Over Controversial ‘Cuties’ Film. Attorneys for Netflix filed a complaint in federal court arguing that prosecution accusing them of spreading child pornography over their film “Cuties” would be a violation of the First Amendment right to free speech. Read more here.
SCOTUS Takes Up Battle Over Adoption of Native American Children. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether a decades-old law placing federal restrictions on the adoption of Native American children violates the Constitution. Read more here.
Metaverse Apps Allow Kids Into Digital Sex Clubs. A researcher who went undercover in the virtual reality metaverse as a 13-year-old girl witnessed grooming, graphic sexual material, and threats of rape on various apps. Read more here.
Irish Minister Says Sexual Predators Have ‘Right to Be Forgotten.’ Ireland’s Minister for Justice has said that sex offenders have a “right to be forgotten” under European Union law and that the Irish Department of Justice aims to uphold that law. Read more here.
U.S. Senators Introduce ‘Kids Online Safety Act.’ A new proposal backed by bipartisan senators would require social media platforms to take additional measures to keep children under 16 safe online. Read more here.
Adidas Shows 25 Pairs of Bare Breasts in Ad for Sports Bras. Adidas released an ad for sports bras showing 25 pairs of bare breasts, stating that they want to “celebrate bodies in all their glory.” Read more here.
Judge Denies Porn Giant MindGeek’s Motion to Dismiss Child Sex Abuse Survivors’ Lawsuit. A federal judge in Alabama has allowed a class action lawsuit by survivors of child sexual abuse against the parent company of popular pornography website Pornhub and other porn websites to move forward. Read more here.
French Lawmakers Pass Bill Expanding Adoption for Non-Married and Same-Sex Couples. A majority of French MPs have voted in favor of a bill that will open up adoption to non-married couples, including same-sex couples. Read more here.
VA Legislature Considers Repeal of Law That Says Misdemeanor Sex Crimes in Schools Needn’t Be Reported to Police. The Virginia Senate is hearing a bill already passed by the House of Delegates to repeal a law saying school officials don’t have to report misdemeanor sex crimes to law enforcement. Read more here.
UK Govt Proposals Would Require Porn Websites Prevent Children From Accessing Content. Under new proposals from the UK government, pornographic websites could face huge fines and risk being blocked if they do not have age-verification systems in place to prevent children from accessing content. Read more here.
CT University’s Required COVID Module Contains Sexual Health Component. Wesleyan University in Connecticut required students to pass an online COVID-19 module, including a sexual health section that encouraged students to try masturbation and “phone sex.” Read more here.
D.A.R.E. Says HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ Glamorizes Sex, Drug Use Among Teens. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program is calling out HBO’s hit show “Euphoria” for its depiction of “high school student drug use, addiction, anonymous sex, violence, and other destructive behaviors…” Read more here.
SUNY Fredonia Bars Pedophilia-Defending Professor From Campus. A State University of New York at Fredonia professor who was caught on video defending pedophilia has been barred from campus pending an investigation into comments that were called “absolutely abhorrent” by the university’s president. Read more here.
Children’s Access to Porn Should Be ‘Urgently Addressed,’ Warns Irish Group. Alex Cooney, CEO of CyberSafeKids in the Republic of Ireland, quoted studies showing that half of 11- to 16-year-olds have watched pornography and called for this access to be “urgently addressed.” Read more here.
SUNY Professor Under Review for Comments Defending Pedophilia. A State University of New York at Fredonia professor is under review after video clips surfaced of him defending pedophilia. Read more here.
Princeton Invites Students to Make ‘Art’ With Condoms. Princeton University is asking students to participate in a “latex art contest” where participants make “art” out of condoms. Read more here.
Parental Rights Activists Slam ACLU for Opposing Curriculum Transparency Laws. Parental rights activists condemned the American Civil Liberties Union for opposing curriculum transparency laws, saying that the ACLU is siding against parents when it comes to their children’s education. Read more here.
California Parents Outraged Over Sex Toy Fundraiser for Soccer Team. Parents in Sacramento, California were outraged to find out that sex toy sales were being used as a fundraiser for a soccer team with an extensive youth program. Read more here.
Councils Revolt Over Scottish Govt’s ‘Sex Survey’ for Kids. Almost a third of local authorities in Scotland have refused to roll out the government’s controversial survey into the sexual behaviors of young people. Read more here.
MA Relative Adoption Law Sails Through Legislature. A bill allowing the adoption of younger sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews passed the Massachusetts legislature in a unanimous vote. Read more here.
VA School District Removes Book for ‘Sexual Content.’ Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia will remove the controversial book Gender Queer: A Memoir, written by Maia Kobabe, from school library shelves, a spokesman announced. Read more here.
U.S. Writer Calls for Parenthood to Be Abolished to ‘Achieve Equity.’ A writer is proposing that California abolish parenthood because the family prevents “true equity” and “compounds privilege.” Read more here.
China Records Lowest Birth Rate in Modern History in 2021. Data released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics showed births running only slightly ahead of deaths in 2021. Read more here.
U.S. Lawmakers Demand Removal of Ed Secretary Over Reported Role in Targeting Parents. Dozens of U.S. lawmakers are calling for the removal of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona after a report of his apparent role in labeling some concerned parents “domestic terrorists.” Read more here.
New Filipino Law Will Simplify Adoption Process. Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that simplifies the adoption process and creates a new government body dedicated exclusively to domestic adoptions. Read more here.
U.S. School District Defends ‘After School Satan Club’ for Elementary Students. A school district in Illinois is defending a flyer that surfaced advertising an “After School Satan Club” for children in grades one through five, claiming the decision to allow the group rested on “equal access.” Read more here.
Poland MPs Back Controlling Schools to Stop ‘Threats to Children’s Morals.’ Poland is considering legislation which stipulates that extracurricular activities run by NGOs in schools will need to be approved by a government-appointed supervisor. Read more here.
Major U.S. Newspaper Runs Article Saying Pedophilia Is Merely ‘Inappropriate.’ One of the United States’ most widely circulated newspapers ran an article that presented pedophilia as “among the most misunderstood” conditions in American society. Read more here.
Reviewers Note ‘Far Too Much Nudity, Sex and Violence’ in HBO Teen Drama. Parents are being warned about the extremely graphic sexual content in an HBO series focused on teenaged characters and starring “Spiderman” star Zendaya. Read more here.
U.S. Ed Secretary Allegedly Solicited Letter From NSBA Comparing Parents to Domestic Terrorists. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona allegedly solicited the National School Boards Association letter comparing parents to domestic terrorists, according to emails obtained by Parents Defending Education. Read more here.
Scottish Govt Urged to Scrap Survey Asking Kids About ‘Anal Sex.’ Scotland’s largest parent organization is calling for the government to withdraw its school health and wellbeing census which asks 14-year-olds about their experience with anal sex. Read more here.
Pope Calls Out Couples Who Have Pets Instead of Children. Pope Francis emphasized the crisis of low birth rates and said couples bypassing children for pets are engaging in a “form of selfishness.” Read more here.
Over 400 Churches Close in UK in Past Decade. Over 400 Anglican churches have closed in Britain due to a lack of attendance and support from the local community over the past decade. Read more here.
OK Bill Would Let Parents Remove Sexually Explicit Books From School Libraries. A new Oklahoma bill would give parents the right to request a book be removed from a school library if it contains sexual content that “a reasonable parent” would want to approve of before their child reads it. Read more here.
Pope Francis Warns of Italy’s ‘Demographic Winter’ Amidst Dwindling Birth Rates. Pope Francis warned against the “demographic winter” caused by low birth rates impacting Italy and other countries around the world. Read more here.
PA Gov Vetoes Measure Aimed at Increasing Transparency in School Curriculum. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed legislation that would have given parents a closer look at what their children are learning in school, citing concerns that the bill’s requirements are “overly burndensome.” Read more here.
France Threatens to Block Five Pornography Websites Unless They Enforce Age Verification Restrictions. The Higher Audiovisual Council of France threatened to block five pornographic websites unless they enforce age verification restrictions that ensure users are 18 years or older. Read more here.
Man Sentenced to Prison for Using Facebook to Distribute Child Pornography. A 33-year-old Indiana man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for producing child pornography and distributing it via Facebook, according to the Department of Justice. Read more here.
Biden Admin Reverses Decision to Not Track Teacher Sex Offenses After Public Backlash. The U.S. Department of Education announced it is reversing its decision to stop data collection about teacher-on-student sexual assault allegations after facing sharp public backlash. Read more here.
UK Commissioner Asks Parents to Talk to Their Children About Pornography. The Children’s Commissioner for England has asked parents to talk to their children about pornography before they find themselves exposed to the material online. Read more here.
Young Students in WI School District Able to Access Pornography Through School iPads. Students in a Wisconsin school district were able to access pornography on their school’s iPads due to a lack of “working” filters, according to the mom of a student who accessed the material. Read more here.
Texas School Returns Explicit LGBT Graphic Novel to Library After Review. Canutillo Independent School District in Texas will return a graphic novel which contains depictions of oral sex and masturbation to its high school library after a committee deemed its content was appropriate for minors. Read more here.
Number of U.S. Adults Who Identify as Christian Drops 12% in 10 Years. The number of U.S. adults who identify as Christian has dropped 12 points in 10 years, according to a new study. Read more here.
U.S. High Schools Directing Students to Alleged Porn Producer for ‘Scholarship.’ Multiple high schools are encouraging their students to apply for a “scholarship” from a doctor accused of tricking young people into filming pornography that he sold or posted to shame them. Read more here.
Children’s Commissioner’s Call to Pause Sex Survey Ignored by Scottish Govt. A call from Scotland’s Children and Young People’s Commissioner to pause the roll-out of a controversial survey which asks children as young as 14 about their sexual experiences has been ignored by the Scottish government. Read more here.
Mexican Supreme Court Affirms ‘Right’ to Change Birth Certificates to Reflect ‘Age Identity.’ Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation has affirmed that a “fundamental right to personal identity” includes the right to change one’s date of birth on government documents. Read more here.
Study Finds Number of Kids Ages 9-12 Sharing Nudes More Than Doubled in 2020. The share of minors ages 9-12 who are sharing self-generated nude images online more than doubled in 2020, a new study shows. Read more here.
Facebook Reveals Instagram Parental Controls Ahead of Senate Hearing. Facebook-owned Instagram is introducing a set of parental control features that it claims will give parents and guardians more oversight over their teens’ social media usage. Read more here.
Virginia Parents Demand School Board Resign After ‘Doubling Down’ on ‘Porn in Schools.’ Virginia parents gathered outside the Fairfax County School Board meeting to voice their opposition after Fairfax County Public Schools reintroduced two books containing depictions of graphic sexual activity. Read more here.
Scottish Govt Creates Sexual Survey for Teens. Children as young as 14 are to be asked explicit questions about their sexual experiences in a survey designed by Public Health Scotland. Read more here.
CIA Files Say Staffers Were Never Prosecuted for Sex Crimes Committed Against Minors. The Central Intelligence Agency has amassed credible evidence that at least 10 of its employees and contractors committed sexual crimes involving children, though only one was ever prosecuted. Read more here.
Italy Approves Financial Incentives to Have Children. The Council of Ministers in Italy approved a universal monthly allowance for children to be paid to families starting in January 2022. Read more here.
More American Adults Living Alone, Census Bureau Reports. More American adults are living alone, according to newly released estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more here.
MN Public School District Tried to Charge Parents More Than $900K for Records. A public school district in Minnesota told a law firm representing concerned parents that it could cost over $900,000 to complete a government records request. Read more here.
Poll: More U.S. Adults Say They’re Not Planning to Have Children. A growing number of U.S. adults who do not already have children say they are unlikely ever to have them as birth rates continue to decline across the country, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Read more here.
UM Club Hosts ‘Sex Night’ to Teach Students About Sexual Health. A student club at the University of Miami hosted a “Sex Night” to answer questions on sexual health; they also gave away condoms, vibrators, and other sexually explicit raffle items. Read more here.
Top Librarian Leadership May Not Want ‘Pornographic’ Books Removed From School Libraries. The majority of governing board members for the American Association of School Librarians expressed that they believe the removal of alleged “pornographic images” from school libraries is akin to “book banning,” according to their social media posts. Read more here.
VA School District Returns Sexually Explicit Books to High School Libraries. A northern Virginia school system said it is placing two books that contain extremely graphic sexual material back into school libraries after a review determined the books were appropriate for high school readers. Read more here.
Biden Ed Dept to Curtail Trump-Era Effort to Track Teacher Sex Crimes. President Joe Biden’s Department of Education will no longer ask school districts for data pertaining to teacher-on-student sexual assault allegations. Read more here.
Children in England’s Care System Could Hit Almost 100K by 2025. The number of children in the care system in England could reach almost 100,000 by 2025, according to a new analysis. Read more here.
St. Louis Schools See Attempt to Remove Books From Libraries. A handful of school districts across the St. Louis region are facing formal attempts to remove more than 20 books from public school libraries. Read more here.
VA School Failed to Notify Parents Before Administering Survey on Sexual Activity. Loudoun Valley High School in Virginia failed to notify parents of their ability to opt their children out of an invasive survey which asked students about their sexual activity. Read more here.
State AGs Open Investigation Into Instagram’s Effect on Teens. A coalition of state attorneys general has launched an investigation into Instagram’s effects on teens and whether the media giant is violating states’ consumer protection laws. Read more here.
U.S. Senator Introduces Legislation to Defend Parents’ Rights in Education. Sen. Josh Hawley introduced a bill to protect the rights of parents in education, including the right of parents to access their child’s school curriculum. Read more here.
FBI Whistleblower Claims DOJ Used Counterterrorism Tools Against Parents. An internal email provided by an FBI whistleblower reveals that the Bureau created a system to track so-called “threats” against school officials made by concerned parents. Read more here.
Parents Group Slams School Survey Asking Students About Sex. A parent advocacy group is slamming the largest school district in Virginia for administering a voluntary survey that asks students personal questions about their sex lives. Read more here.
AZ Police Investigate School Board President That Kept Dossier on Parents. Police in Arizona have launched an investigation into Scottsdale Unified School District president Jann-Michael Greenburg after allegations surfaced that he kept a dossier of information on parents who oppose district policies. Read more here.
Vermont Becomes First State to Require Access to Condoms in Schools. The state of Vermont became the first to require that condoms be made available to middle and high school students. Read more here.
Internal Docs Confirm NSBA Coordinated With WH on Letter Calling Parents ‘Domestic Terrorists.’ Newly released internal emails reveal that the National School Boards Association coordinated with the White House and the Department of Justice on the notorious letter that compared concerned parents to domestic terrorists. Read more here.
AZ School Board President Kept Personal Info on Protesting Parents, Documents Suggest. A local school board president in Arizona appears to have kept a dossier containing extremely personal information on 47 parents who spoke out against his policies at school board meetings. Read more here.
UK University Offers Lessons on Safe Prostitution. Durham University in England is reportedly offering its students online lessons on how to stay safe while working as a prostitute. Read more here.
TX School Board Says Parents Should Be Ashamed for Criticizing Sexually Explicit Library Books. A Texas school board has attributed the spread of sexually explicit material in books shelved at one of its school libraries to parents who have protested the books on social media. Read more here.
VA School Board Orders Libraries to Remove Sexually Explicit Books. A local school board in Fredericksburg, Virginia has ordered school libraries in the district to begin removing books containing sexually explicit material from the shelves and to report the number of books that are removed at a special meeting. Read more here.
VA Mom Who Exposed Pornographic Books Barred From High School Library. A Virginia mother has been barred from entering her son’s public high school library weeks after she addressed the county school board over the presence of pornographic books in the library. Read more here.
UK Free Speech Law Needs ‘Stock Amendment,’ Ministers Told. A “Stock Amendment” must be added to the free speech bill, UK ministers have been told, to protect academics like Kathleen Stock who was harassed by students for affirming biological sex. Read more here.
Roku to Drop Pornhub, Adult Entertainment Channels. Streaming media company Roku plans to shut down non-certified channels on its platform next year, which will result in the dropping of Pornhub and other adult entertainment channels. Read more here.
Chinese Province Proposes One Year Paid Maternity Leave to Combat Low Birth Rate. The Chinese province of Shaanxi is looking to increase the duration of paid maternity leave to nearly one full year in an effort to encourage couples to have children. Read more here.
No Charges for Wyoming Librarians Over Sexually Explicit Books Available to Children. After parents called for an investigation, a Wyoming prosecutor decided he won’t charge library employees for making sexually explicit books available to young people. Read more here.
Texas Gov Demands Removal of ‘Clearly Pornographic’ Content From School Libraries. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called on the Texas Association of School Boards to remove “clearly pornographic” content found in school libraries. Read more here.
PA Taxpayers Sue School Board for Trying to Silence Criticism. Four taxpayers in Pennsylvania have filed a free speech lawsuit that could set a precedent for invalidating policies that shield both school administrators and elected officials from public criticism. Read more here.
Documents Reveal Facebook Hired Developers to Target Children as Young as Six. Internal documents show that Facebook has been actively hiring employees to build products that target children as young as six years old to expand its user base. Read more here.
EU Suspends WHO Funding Programs in Congo After Sex Abuse Scandal. The European Commission has suspended funding to the World Health Organization’s programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo due to concerns over the UN agency’s handling of the sexual abuse scandal. Read more here.
Whistleblower: Facebook’s Response to Child Sexual Abuse Is ‘Inadequate’ and ‘Under-Resourced.’ A former Facebook employee reportedly told U.S. authorities that the social media giant’s efforts to remove child sexual abuse material have been “inadequate” and “under-resourced.” Read more here.
WHO Expert: More Victims Complain of Sexual Abuse in Congo Scandal. More women have reported sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers during an Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo since a report into the scandal was previously issued, a senior World Health Organization official said. Read more here.
FL Students Go on Field Trip to “Gay Bar” With Parental Consent. A Florida public elementary school sent students to a “gay bar” for a field trip, and the school district confirmed that parents were aware of the destination and signed permission slips. Read more here.
UK Theater Encourages Children as Young as Five to Attend ‘Sex Ed Show.’ Bath’s Theatre Royal is advertising a “sex education show” featuring nudity to audiences as young as five years old. Read more here.
KY High School’s Homecoming Activities Included Students Performing Lap Dances on Staff. The superintendent of Hazard Independent Schools in Eastern Kentucky said “appropriate disciplinary action has been taken” after photos surfaced showing students giving lap dances to staff and wearing scant clothing as part of the high school’s homecoming week festivities. Read more here.
Biden White House Colluded With NSBA to Launch Attack on Parents. President Biden’s White House colluded with the National School Boards Association to launch a war on parents who want to hold their school districts accountable by sharing information the administration thought could be used to justify domestic terrorism charges. Read more here.
Poll: Over 40% of Gen Z Now Addicted to Social Media. According to a new poll, some 28% of respondents, including 42% of those who were between the ages of 16 and 27, and thus labeled Gen Z, said they were addicted to social media. Read more here.
Virginia School Survey Asks Students About Gender Identity, Sexual Activity. A survey from the Fairfax County Public Schools system in Virginia will ask children as young as 13 years old to anonymously answer questions about their sex lives, whether they are transgender, and intimate details of their family life. Read more here.
UK University Offers ‘Sex Work Toolkit’ to Students. More than 11,000 people have signed a petition calling on the University of Leicester in England to stop distribution of a “sex work toolkit” which gives students advice on how to make money from pornography. Read more here.
Mom Reports School to Police for Promoting Pornographic Book to Children. A concerned mother says she’s filed a police report against North Kingstown High School in Rhode Island for promoting a book with homosexual pornography to minors in the school library. Read more here.
Poll Suggests Fewer Americans Think Marriage Is Needed to Create Strong Families. Just over half of Americans still believe that marriage is needed to create strong families, according to an annual nationwide survey. Read more here.
Majority of Brits Want Tougher Restrictions on Pornography. The majority of Brits would support tighter restrictions on online pornography, a new survey has found. Read more here.
More Americans Living Without a Spouse or Partner, Research Shows. As part of a growing trend, about four out of 10 adults in the United States are living without a romantic partner, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. Read more here.
U.S. House Republicans Call on Amazon to End Relationship With OnlyFans Over Child Pornography. Eight House Republicans sent a letter to the Amazon Web Services CEO urging the cloud service provider to end its business relationship with OnlyFans over the presence of child pornography on the platform. Read more here.
UNICEF Endorses ‘Sexual Autonomy’ for Kids. UNICEF’s Executive Board has approved a strategic plan that endorses sexual autonomy for children and school-based access to abortion and contraception. Read more here.
UNICEF Permanently Removes Pro-Pornography Report. It appears that UNICEF has permanently removed a controversial report which concluded pornography may not always be harmful when consumed by children. Read more here.
Wyoming Librarians Could Face Prosecution Over Sexually Explicit Book in Children’s Section. Employees at a Wyoming library are facing possible prosecution after local residents complained to police that books at the library about sex and LGBTQ issues are obscene and do not belong in sections designated for youth. Read more here.
U.S. Senator to Introduce Legislation Holding Social Media Companies Accountable for Harm to Children. Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley is introducing legislation to establish a federal tort against social media companies in an attempt to hold them accountable if they cause bodily or mental injuries to children. Read more here.
WHO Staff Abused Women in the Congo During Ebola Outbreak, Probe Finds. Dozens of aid workers employed by the World Health Organization and others responding to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo sexually abused and exploited women and girls as young as 14, an independent commission reported. Read more here.
Books Containing Graphic Sex Depictions Pulled From Virginia School District. Two books have been removed from Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia after a parent read graphic passages from them during a school board meeting. Read more here.
VA Gubernatorial Candidate Says Parents Shouldn’t Have Say in What Children Are Taught in School. Responding to a recent incident where a parent complained that books available to students contained graphic sexual content, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe declared that parents shouldn’t have a say in what their kids are taught in public schools. Read more here.
Facebook to ‘Pause’ Instagram Kids After Backlash. Facebook said that it will “pause” its development of Instagram Kids, a social media service for children under 13, after pushback from child advocates, parents and lawmakers. Read more here.
Facebook Claims Instagram Isn’t ‘Toxic’ for Teens Despite Leaked Internal Reports. Facebook has responded to a recent series of reports containing leaked internal documents that show Instagram often has a negative effect on the mental health of its teenage users, stating that the claims are “not accurate.” Read more here.
UK Fertility Rate Falls to Half of Post-War Levels. The UK is facing a “baby shortage” with fertility rates dropping to nearly half those seen in the post-World War II boom. Read more here.
Angry Texas Parent Confronts School Board Over Sexually Explicit Passage Found in Middle School Library Book. A Texas mom harshly criticized the local school district about a book in the district’s middle school libraries that described graphic sex, snapping, “I do not want my children to learn about anal sex in middle school.” Read more here.
Poll: One-Third of UK Adults Say Pornography Is Acceptable Part of Modern Society. A new survey found that one-third of adults in the United Kingdom say pornography is now an acceptable part of modern society. Read more here.
Report: UK Children Going to Hospital for Mental Health Problems Jumps 50 Percent. The number of children who went to Accident and Emergency in England suffering from severe mental health problems increased by more than 50 percent since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
Over 40K Back Campaign Urging Porn Sites to Require ID for Accessing Explicit Content. A U.S. nonprofit organization has launched a new campaign backed by over 40,000 supporters urging government leaders to require pornography platforms to install more effective age-verification methods. Read more here.
Parent Group Demands Child Pornography Investigation After Reviewing Netflix Show. The Parents Television and Media Council is demanding Netflix be investigated over a show which features 12- and 13-year-old characters engaging in sexual acts and includes animated nudity and graphic dialogue. Read more here.
Report: Facebook Knows Instagram Harms Teen Girls but Keeps Pushing App. Facebook executives are reportedly aware that subsidiary photo-sharing app Instagram is harmful to teenage girls, but they continue to push the platform on that demographic. Read more here.
Facebook Draws Lawmaker Scrutiny Over Instagram’s Impact on Teens. A group of U.S. lawmakers doubled down on calls for Facebook to abandon plans to launch an Instagram for kids following a bombshell report detailing the company’s internal research on the effects Instagram has on teens’ mental health. Read more here.
Investigation Finds TikTok Promotes Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol to Kids. Video-sharing platform TikTok promotes sexual content to underage users through its suggestion algorithm, according to an investigation by The Wall Street Journal. Read more here.
Study: More Women With College Degrees Having Babies Out of Wedlock. A new study from Johns Hopkins University shows women with college degrees are now six times more likely to give birth to their first child out of wedlock than their counterparts just 25 years ago. Read more here.
Google Chromebook Dropped From NCOSE’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ List. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation announced that Google Chromebook was being removed from its 2021 Dirty Dozen List after Google implemented new safety standards for their product. Read more here.
UN Agency for Children to Promote Sexual Autonomy. UNICEF, the UN agency for children, is revamping its strategic framework to promote sexual autonomy for children. Read more here.
Over 100 Arrested in U.S. Multi-State Human Trafficking Investigation. A major human trafficking law enforcement operation has resulted in the rescue of 47 people who were trafficked and the arrest of 102 individuals across 12 states. Read more here.
UK Children’s Commissioner Calls for Tougher Checks to Protect Children From Online Pornography. Dame Rachel de Souza, UK Children’s Commissioner, says more must be done by the government and internet platforms to prevent children from accessing pornographic material. Read more here.
New Chief Chaplain at Harvard an Atheist. Harvard University has selected a man who does not believe in God to be the school’s chief chaplain. Read more here.
OnlyFans Reverses Promised Porn Ban After Social Media Outrage. Subscription service OnlyFans announced that it has reneged on plans to ban pornography on its platform just six days after the company first publicized the intended policy change. Read more here.
Porn Site OnlyFans to Ban ‘Sexually Explicit’ Content, Nudity Still Allowed. Subscription service OnlyFans, overwhelmingly filled with pornography, will reportedly ban “sexually explicit” images and videos on the site starting in October, yet has left many confused as it later clarified that nude content will still be allowed. Read more here.
Judge Rules Sex Trafficking Victims Can Sue Twitter for Not Removing Child Porn Videos. A federal judge in California has allowed a lawsuit against Twitter filed on behalf of two victims of child sexual abuse to move forward, having partly denied a motion by the social media platform to dismiss the complaint. Read more here.
Chinese Three-Child Policy Formally Passed Into Law. China has formally revised its laws to allow couples to have up to three children with hopes of boosting the birth rate. Read more here.
Survey: Only 9 Percent of Gen Z Youth in U.S. Are ‘Bible-Centered.’ Fewer than 10% of Generation Z youth say they’re committed to reading the Bible regularly, according to a survey that was part of a newly released report by the American Bible Society. Read more here.
Report: Leftist Billionaires Pay UN Experts to Promote Their Political Agendas. A report from the European Center for Law and Justice details how private money is pouring into the UN human rights system without any transparency, compromising the independence and impartiality of UN experts. Read more here.
Over 100 Members of U.S. Congress Urge DOJ to Investigate OnlyFans Over Child Abuse Content. More than 100 members of Congress have urged the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate accusations that OnlyFans is “a major marketplace for buying and selling Child Sexual Abuse Material in the United States, as well as soliciting sexual activity with minors.” Read more here.
Google Play Will Remove ‘Sugar Dating’ Apps Which Foster Prostitution and Sex Trafficking. Google Play will no longer carry “sugar dating” apps widely known for promoting compensated sexual acts that have led to many cases of sex trafficking and sexual assault among young women and underage girls. Read more here.
Parents Ask TikTok for Access to Videos Their Kids Are Watching. After multiple instances of kids being harmed or killed by participating in TikTok challenges, more than 12,000 people have signed a petition asking TikTok CEO Vanessa Pappas to introduce parent “mirror” accounts. Read more here.
Police in China Detain Head of Company That Was Buying and Selling Babies. Police in Weifang, China have detained the head of a company that appears to be a front group for buying and selling babies. Read more here.
Study: Dads Have Distinct, Special Role in Helping Kids Grow Into Mature Adults. A study by researchers at Penn State University found that closeness with fathers positively affects the self-esteem, weight management, and prevalence of depressive symptoms in both girls and boys. Read more here.
BBC Asks Viewers If There Should Be ‘Age-Appropriate Porn’ for Children. BBC Woman’s Hour asked social media followers to submit opinions about whether there should be “age-appropriate porn” for teens. Read more here.
CA YMCA Hosts Pornographer to Teach Art to Kids. The Burbank, California YMCA’s Social Impact Center hosted an all-ages event where Blake Rodriguez, whose work features pornographic depictions of characters from popular children’s shows, delivered a “painting workshop.” Read more here.
Converse Under Fire for Releasing Shoes Featuring a Satanic Symbol. American shoemaker Converse is receiving backlash after releasing a new line of sneakers featuring a satanic pentagram symbol. Read more here.
Fashion Journalist Blasted After Saying Someone Needs to Create Porn for Children. A British fashion journalist faced a storm of outrage after suggesting that children should be watching “entry-level” pornography. Read more here.
Detective Finds Evidence of Sex Trafficking on OnlyFans. A detective at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation’s online summit detailed how the popular platform OnlyFans, frequently used for pornographic purposes, fosters abuse and sex trafficking. Read more here.
Florida Operation Yields 363 Human Trafficking Arrests. The Florida Sheriffs Association Task Force released results of Operation Breaking Chains in which 29 victims were recovered, 31 traffickers identified, and 363 arrests were made. Read more here.
China to Give ‘Material Support’ to Couples Who Have More Babies. As China relaxes its child-bearing policies amid a declining birth rate, the country plans to promote tax deductions for child expenses in the country for those under three, according to an official document outlining the policy initiative. Read more here.
FBI Warns of Online Gaming Dangers for Kids. Federal authorities are warning parents about sexual predators who target children through online gaming platforms. Read more here.
Police Arrest 40 During Child Sex Crimes Sting in Arizona. Arizona officials said 40 suspects have been arrested in connection with an operation targeting child sex crimes in the Valley area. Read more here.
UN Experts Warn of COVID-19 Fertility Cliff. UN demographic experts fear the downward fertility spiral made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic may be irreversible. Read more here.
Parents Sue D.C. for Allowing Minors to Be Vaccinated Without Parental Consent. Children’s Health Defense and the Parental Rights Foundation filed a lawsuit seeking a court order to declare that the D.C. Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2020 is unconstitutional. Read more here.
Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Plan Adds Four Years to Public Education. President Joe Biden proposed extending public education to send children as young as three years old out of their homes as part of his “Build Back Better” agenda. Read more here.
Turkmenistan Maternity Wards Secretly Offer Abandoned Babies for Illegal Adoption. Some maternity wards in Turkmenistan are secretly offering abandoned babies for illegal adoption to prospective parents willing to pay a bribe to skip the normal bureaucracy and long wait that goes with the process. Read more here.
Pornhub ‘Sister Site’ to Close. Popular pornography website XTube — notably dubbed the “sister site” to porn behemoth Pornhub — announced the site’s forthcoming closure by September 5. Read more here.
New FL Law Improves Protections for Sex Trafficking Victims. Florida passed a new bill aimed at bolstering efforts to protect human trafficking victims and foster better communication between advocates and victims. Read more here.
U.S. ERA Proponents Vow to Continue Legal Fight. Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment plan to continue their legal battle after an appeals court affirmed a lower court ruling that rejected their lawsuit on behalf of the proposed amendment for lack of standing. Read more here.
Parents Urge Chilean President to Veto Bill That Would Undermine Parental Authority. Pro-family organizations in Chile are urging President Sebastián Piñera to veto a bill which eliminates “practically all references to the preferential right and duty of parents to educate their children.” Read more here.
New MD Law Allows Mental Health Treatment for 12-Year-Olds Without Parental Knowledge. A Maryland lawmaker is warning parents of a new law that allows children as young as 12 to get mental health treatment without their parental knowledge or consent. Read more here.
European Parliamentary Group Labels Over 50 Orgs as ‘Anti-Gender Actors.’ The European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights released a report identifying over 50 organizations as “anti-gender actors” who are funding pro-life and pro-family work around the globe. Read more here.
Boy Scouts of America Reaches $850M Settlement With Sex Abuse Victims. The Boy Scouts of America has reached an $850 million settlement with groups representing nearly 60,000 men with sexual abuse claims against the organization. Read more here.
Google Implements Changes to Chromebooks Amid Complaints of Kids Accessing Pornography. Google has announced additional safety measures for its Chromebook product after being put on the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s “Dirty Dozen List” because of the lack of safeguards to protect children from exposure to graphic content. Read more here.
New Filtering App Uses Groundbreaking Technology to Block Porn, Sexting. Texas-based tech company Canopy has launched an app that uses groundbreaking technology to block pornography and explicit content on the internet. Read more here.
WaPo Op-Ed: Showing ‘Sex Kink’ to Children Encourages ‘Self-Expression.’ An op-ed published in The Washington Post argued that parents should show their children “kink” to lift stigma surrounding sex and encourage freedom and “self-expression.” Read more here.
U.S. Court Rules Facebook Could Be Held Liable for Sex Trafficking. The highest court in Texas has ruled that Facebook can be held liable for sex trafficking that is conducted on its social network. Read more here.
Biden’s BLM Nominee Defined Children as ‘Environmental Hazard.’ Tracy Stone-Manning, Biden’s nominee to be director of the Bureau of Land Management, described American children as an “environmental hazard” while advocating for slowing U.S. population growth in 1992. Read more here.
U.S. Youth Suicide, Self-Harm, and Mental Health ER Visits Skyrocket. FAIR Health found that, between August 2019 and 2020 in the Northeast, the number of pediatric intentional self-harm claims surged approximately 334 percent. Read more here.
UK Children Watching Improper Content on Streaming Services. European age ratings on streaming platforms are exposing children to unsuitable content, the British Board of Film Classification has found. Read more here.
U.S. Teacher Allegedly Involved With Sexual Touching of Students Charged With Sex Crimes. A former high school teacher in Elkhart, Indiana who allegedly groped students and asked them to touch themselves during class was charged with more than a dozen sex crimes this week. Read more here.
UK Public Overwhelmingly Supports Age Verification for Online Pornography. In a poll of more than 2,000 UK adults, over eighty percent of respondents were in favor of Westminster legislating on access to pornography sites according to age. Read more here.
Adjunct Professor in Canada Suggests ‘Sex Work’ on the Side is Beneficial to Young People. A University of Ottawa adjunct professor said on Twitter that doing “sex work on the side” is the “best thing” young people can do early in their careers because “early career prospects will be unstable.” Read more here.
Bombshell Lawsuit Against Pornhub Details Accusations of Rape, Sexual Exploitation of Children. A lawsuit filed against Pornhub and its parent company MindGeek accuses the adult website of hosting and profiting from videos depicting rape and the sexual exploitation of children. Read more here.
Report: China Weighs Ending All Limits on Childbirth. Chinese officials are reportedly considering lifting all restrictions on the number of children parents can have by 2025. Read more here.
Percentage of Singapore Residents With No Religious Affiliation Rises. Twenty percent of Singapore residents had no religious affiliation in 2020, a slight increase from 17 percent a decade before, according to the census data. Read more here.
UK Children’s Commissioner: Porn Fueling Sexual Harassment in Schools. Children’s easy access to online pornography is fueling sexual harassment in schools as it shapes students’ expectations of relationships and ‘normal’ behavior, England’s Children’s Commissioner has warned. Read more here.
Pornography Producer Sentenced to 20 Years for Sex Trafficking. Andre Garcia, a producer for the pornography website GirlsDoPorn, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking. Read more here.
CDC: Suicide Attempts by Teen Girls Spiked During COVID-19. Suicide attempts by adolescent girls aged 12-17 spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more here.
Report Finds Facebook Is Number One Online Source for Sex Trafficking Recruitment. The majority of online recruitment in active sex trafficking cases in the U.S. took place on Facebook, according to the Human Trafficking Institute’s 2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report. Read more here.
Christian Father Creates Free Internet Filter to Protect Kids From Sexual Content. A Christian father just launched a new internet filtering service to help parents protect children from pro-abortion propaganda, pornography and other sexual content. Read more here.
UN Declaration on HIV/AIDS Tainted by Calls for Legalizing Prostitution and CSE. The UN General Assembly adopted a declaration on HIV/AIDS that promotes the legalization of prostitution, drug use, and the removal of parental consent to health treatments for minors. Read more here.
Sex Slavery Shackles Impoverished Philippine Children. The Philippines has become a global center for the online sexual exploitation of children, the vast majority of whom live in impoverished conditions. Read more here.
North Carolina PD Concerned by Spike in Child Sex Assault Cases. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina has seen a 210% increase in sexual assaults involving children since 2020. Read more here.
PA State Lawmaker Pushing Bill to Allow Minors to Get Vaccinated Without Parental Consent. A Pennsylvania state senator is sponsoring a bill that would allow children as young as 14 to receive vaccinations for COVID-19 without parental permission. Read more here.
Anti-Natalist Policies in Argentina Forebode a ‘Demographic Winter.’ Argentine digital newsletter Notivida warned that “the effects of the anti-natalist policies carried out in recent years and augmented by the current government … presage that Argentina will not escape the “demographic winter” which prevails “in much of the world.” Read more here.
Former Ohio Doctor Gets 22 Years for Luring Underage Girls to Hotels for Sex. A disgraced Ohio doctor who budgeted $2,000 a month to lure underage girls to hotels for sex has been sentenced to 22 years in prison by a federal judge. Read more here.
China to Allow Up to Three Children in Attempt to Reverse Falling Birth Rates. The Chinese government will allow couples to have three children, the latest easing of strict family planning policies as the country tries to avert a demographic crisis. Read more here.
UK Chief Constable: No Age-Verification for Porn ‘Completely Bizarre.’ Chief Constable Simon Bailey of Norfolk Police expressed his disappointment that the government has not implemented age-verification checks on pornography websites. Read more here.
Child Safety Experts Balk at UNICEF Pornography Report. More than 400 child safety experts condemned the United Nations Children’s Fund’s recent report which claimed there is no consensus “on the nature and extent of the harm caused to children by viewing material classified as pornography.” Read more here.
Biden Admin Silent on Prostitution in UN Debate. The Biden administration appears to be signing off on language supporting the decriminalization of prostitution and illegal drugs in a draft resolution by UNAIDS that will guide UN programming for the next five years. Read more here.
Colorado Hospital System Declares ‘State of Emergency’ Amid Rising Attempted Youth Suicides. A Colorado Hospital system declared a “pediatric mental health state of emergency” after mental health emergency visits were up 90% compared with two years ago. Read more here.
UK Online Safety Bill Ditches Age Verification Checks for Porn. The UK government has proposed legislation that would remove age verification checks to protect children from pornography online. Read more here.
Report: Over Half a Million People Pose a Sexual Risk to Children in the UK. There are up to 850,000 people in the UK who “pose varying forms of sexual risk to children,” according to a report from the National Crime Agency. Read more here.
More Than 150 Missing Children Found in North Carolina Operation. More than 150 missing children were rescued in North Carolina, some of whom were victims of human trafficking. Read more here.
Over 700 Sexual Exploitation Survivors Urge Congress to Investigate Pornhub. A group of over 700 survivors of various forms of sexual exploitation and victims’ advocates is calling on Congress to launch a criminal investigation into Pornhub and its parent company MindGeek. Read more here.
UNICEF Takes Down Controversial Report on Pornography. A controversial report from UNICEF asserting that children are unaffected by viewing sexually explicit material was taken down, edited, and reposted but maintains the original position. Read more here.
Former School Nurse Facing Child Porn Charges. A former Tennessee school nurse is in custody after a federal investigation revealed he was in possession of hundreds of images of minor girls, some of whom are believed to be students at the high school where he worked. Read more here.
Study: 43 Percent of Millennials Don’t Know or Care if God Exists. According to a study from Arizona Christian University, 43% of millennials stated they either don’t know, don’t care or don’t believe God exists. Read more here.
Census Shows China Has 30M Unmarried Men. A once-in-a-decade census in China shows that the country has about 30 million unmarried men, and the nation’s preference for male babies has many worried about a shortage of brides. Read more here.
Angry Moms Line Up to Read Sexually Explicit Excerpts From Book Assigned to Ninth Graders. A group of furious parents lined up before Virginia’s Loudoun County School Board to read several “pornographic” passages from books assigned to ninth graders in the district. Read more here.
Pope Francis Condemns Falling Birth Rates. Pope Francis lamented news of plunging birth rates worldwide in an address, warning that there is “no future” without the family. Read more here.
UNICEF Report Says Pornography Not Always Harmful to Children. A UN agency is again immersed in controversy for a recent report suggesting there is no conclusive evidence that children exposed to pornography are harmed. Read more here.
Child Safety Advocates Urge Facebook to Cancel Launch of Instagram for Kids Under 13. A cohort of advocates under the banner of the Campaign for a Commercial-free Childhood are urging Facebook to cancel its plans to launch a version of Instagram designed for pre-teens. Read more here.
Parents Infuriated After H.S. Student Forced to Read Sexually Graphic Book. Parents are infuriated after learning a first-year high school English class in Northern Virginia asked students to read a book that discussed young adults performing sexual acts on one another. Read more here.
Chinese Demographic Crisis Looms as Population Growth Slips to Slowest Ever. China’s 2020 census results show that the country’s population grew in the last decade at its slowest rate since the 1950s. Read more here.
Twitter Tries to Dismiss Another Child Pornography Case. Twitter is trying to dismiss a second child pornography lawsuit filed against them, arguing that even if all of the minors’ “allegations” are accepted as true, there is no legal basis for holding Twitter liable. Read more here.
UK Dad Takes Legal Action to Protect Sons From Pornography. A father of four is taking legal action against the UK government over its failure to implement promised age-verification checks on pornographic websites. Read more here.
U.S. Birth Rate Falls to Lowest Point in More Than a Century. The U.S. birth rate fell 4% last year, the largest single-year decrease in nearly 50 years, according to a government report. Read more here.
France Changes Rape of Minors Law. Sex with children under 15 in France will now generally be prosecuted as rape, irrespective of “consent,” and perpetrators will face a prison sentence of up to 20 years. Read more here.
Pope Francis to Open Event on Italy’s Demographic Decline. The Vatican announced that Pope Francis will open an event on Italy’s demographic winter as the country’s birth rate has hit a historic low. Read more here.
Germany Busts Massive Darknet Child Porn Site. German prosecutors announced they have busted one of the world’s biggest international darknet platforms for child pornography, used by more than 400,000 registered members. Read more here.
Int’l Pro-Life Groups Concerned About USAID Nominee. Pro-life advocates are concerned over the nomination of Samantha Power to head a critical U.S. international aid agency as her history indicates she may direct aid to pro-abortion and pro-LGBT groups in developing countries. Read more here.
U.S. Census Numbers Confirm Downward Population Trend. New Census numbers show the U.S. had its slowest decade of population growth since the Great Depression. Read more here.
NYT Exposé Details Google’s Complicity in Online Sexual Exploitation. Google is coming under fire for helping direct people to content featuring the rape and sexual abuse of children published on websites like Pornhub and XVideos. Read more here.
Health Advocates Ask Facebook to Scrap Planned Instagram for Kids. An international coalition of 35 consumer advocacy groups and 64 experts in child development called on Facebook to ditch plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under 13. Read more here.
UN Elects Iran, China to Women’s Rights Commission. The United Nations voted to elect notorious human rights abusers Iran and China to the international body’s commission on women’s rights. Read more here.
UK Parliamentarians Declare China Is Committing Genocide in Xinjiang. British MPs approved a motion in the House of Commons to declare that genocide is taking place against the Muslim Uyghurs and others in the Xinjiang region of China. Read more here.
China Rejects Accusations of Abuses in Xinjiang. China’s government rejected accusations of abuses in the Xinjiang region after a human rights group appealed for a UN investigation into possible crimes against humanity. Read more here.
Exiled Doctor Reveals Details of China’s Forced Sterilization of Uyghur Women. A doctor from the ethnic Uyghur minority in China revealed that “on some days there were about 80 surgeries to carry out forced sterilizations.” Read more here.
Study: Netflix Has the Best Parental Controls, Hulu the Worst. Netflix has the best parental controls and Hulu the worst, with the other streaming services falling somewhere in between, according to a new report by the Parents Television and Media Council. Read more here.
Mastercard Adding Rules for Porn Site Payment Processing. Mastercard has added new rules for banks processing payments from pornography sites following allegations that Pornhub allowed sexual exploitation on its platform. Read more here.
UNFPA Flagship Report Promotes Individual ‘Bodily Autonomy.’ The United Nations Population Fund launched its annual flagship report with the theme of “bodily autonomy,” including the topics of abortion, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, sex work, and transgender-related medical procedures. Read more here.
Over 10,000 Call for Free Speech to Be Protected on UK Campuses. At least 10,000 members of the UK public have added their names to an open letter calling on PM Boris Johnson to protect freedom of speech on college campuses. Read more here.
Trafficking Survivors Detail Pornhub’s ‘Criminal’ Practices at Congressional Briefing. A coalition of advocates and sex trafficking survivors detailed to the U.S. Congress the myriad ways one of the world’s largest pornography sites has concealed the sexual abuse of children for over a decade. Read more here.
Second Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse Sues Twitter. A second plaintiff has joined a lawsuit accusing Twitter of profiting from sexually explicit material involving minors. Read more here.
Study Shows Sexually Violent Acts Prevalent on Pornhub and Other Major Porn Sites. Sexually violent pornography scripts are commonly promoted on the main pages of Pornhub and other widely accessed porn sites, according to a new analysis published by The British Journal of Criminology. Read more here.
Despite Pandemic, U.S. Suicides Dropped in 2020. The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data. Read more here.
New Utah Law Requires Biological Fathers to Share Pregnancy Costs. Utah has passed a law that will require men to split the cost of the woman’s out-of-pocket pregnancy costs, an attempt to hold men financially accountable for unintended pregnancies. Read more here.
Porn Sites Could Be Exempt From Age Checks Under UK Online Safety Proposals. UK Culture Minister Baroness Diana Barran revealed that protections in the government’s Online Safety Bill will not apply to porn websites which do not include user-generated content. Read more here.
U.S. Church Membership Dips Below 50 Percent for First Time. The number of Americans who belong to a house of worship has dropped below 50 percent for the first time since polling began, according to a recent study from Gallup. Read more here.
Trafficking Victims Urge Visa to Sever Ties With Pornhub’s Parent Company Amid Investigation. Sex trafficking survivors and advocates are urging major credit company Visa to stop processing payments to a company that owns several major pornography websites, just as it did with Pornhub amid an ongoing criminal investigation. Read more here.
Armenia Faces ‘Demographic Catastrophe.’ The Armenian government plans to triple funding for reproductive programs after statistics show the nation is “facing a demographic catastrophe.” Read more here.
Half of Younger Koreans See No Need to Have Kids After Marriage. A report shows more than half of South Koreans in their teens and twenties think it is not necessary to have kids after marriage, adding to concerns about the country’s chronic low birth rate. Read more here.
Utah Gov Signs Measure to Require Porn-Blocking Filters on Devices. Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed legislation requiring all smart phones and tablets sold in Utah to have filters that can block pornography. Read more here.
Experts: Swedish Law Allows Child Abusers to Keep Indecent Images on Cloud Drives. Swedish child sex abusers have been able to keep indecent images of children as long as they are stored on a cloud service, experts say. Read more here.
UK Television Program Brings Strangers Together to Raise Children. A British television station is set to launch a controversial new program which will try to bring strangers together in order to raise a child. Read more here.
Virginia Police Arrest 20 Men for Seeking Sex With Minors. Special victims detectives from Chesterfield County, Virginia arrested 20 suspects who they believed were soliciting sex from minors via social media and the internet. Read more here.
Another Porn Giant Faces Lawsuit for Hosting Child Sex Trafficking Videos. Another leading online pornography company is facing the possibility of a class action lawsuit alleging that it profits from child sexual abuse material and sex trafficking. Read more here.
Judge Who Led DQSH Foundation Arrested on Child Porn Charges. A Milwaukee County children’s court judge who served as CEO of a foundation promoting Drag Queen Story Hours has been arrested on charges of possession of child pornography. Read more here.
Humanists Celebrate as Compulsory Atheism Lessons Introduced in Wales. Humanists in Wales have expressed their delight that the new “Religion, Values and Ethics” curriculum will include compulsory lessons on Humanism and atheism. Read more here.
Canadian Lawmakers Demand Criminal Investigation Into MindGeek. More than 70 parliamentarians from all parties are calling for a full-on criminal investigation into Montreal-based MindGeek, Pornhub’s parent company. Read more here.
Sexual Consent App Proposal Sparks Backlash. Australians have derided a suggestion by the New South Wales police commissioner that an app could be used to register sexual consent. Read more here.
U.S. House Votes to Revive Equal Rights Amendment. The House voted largely along party lines to remove the expired deadline for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, despite the Justice Department’s view that such a move is not possible. Read more here.
Utah Passes Bill Mandating Pornography Filters on Mobile Devices. The Utah legislature passed a bill that would require all mobile devices sold in the state to include filters to block pornography. Read more here.
Poland’s Replacement for Istanbul Convention Would Ban Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage. Ahead of an expected vote in parliament on a draft law requesting the president withdraw Poland from the Istanbul Convention, the Polish government’s vision for its replacement is an alternative treaty that bans abortion and same-sex marriage. Read more here.
Russia Gives Twitter 30 Days to Remove Child Porn or Face Ban. Russia will ban Twitter from the country in 30 days if the platform does not remove illegal content, including child pornography. Read more here.
Advocates for Sexual Abuse Survivors Blast Grammys’ Promotion of Prostitution, Porn Culture. A television watchdog group and an anti-pornography organization that advocates for sexual abuse survivors are pushing back against the Grammys for featuring sexually explicit content and normalizing prostitution and porn culture. Read more here.
Dozens of Missing Children Recovered in Texas Human Trafficking Operation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas announced that 31 missing children from the Dallas-Fort Worth area were recovered during a monthlong operation to crack down on human trafficking. Read more here.
Twitter Moves to Dismiss Child Porn Lawsuit. Citing its immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, Twitter has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from a minor who claims that the social media platform refused to remove child porn that featured him and another 13-year-old. Read more here.
School District Apologizes After Children Assigned Books With Graphic Sexual Content. A Texas school district is apologizing to parents after books with inappropriate content including graphic sex scenes were assigned to teens as part of the reading curriculum. Read more here.
Ohio State Hosts Seminar Promoting Porn Platform to Students. A student group at Ohio State University held a seminar appearing to promote pornography platform OnlyFans as part of its annual “Sex Week.” Read more here.
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit to Recognize ERA. A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by three state attorneys general that had sought to force the federal government to recognize Virginia’s vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and add it to the Constitution. Read more here.
Child Pornography Offences Increase in Romania. Officials in Romania report there has been an increase in the production and distribution of pornographic material featuring minors during the pandemic. Read more here.
Report: Facebook a ‘Hotbed of Child Sexual Abuse Material.’ A recent report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children claims that Facebook had 20.3 million reported incidents of child sexual abuse material. Read more here.
UN Report: Parents Block Sexual Freedom for Kids. A new report published by the UN Human Rights Council asserts that “sexual expression” is part of children’s privacy and that bodily integrity and autonomy rights are infringed by parents, among others. Read more here.
Social Media Platforms Warned of ‘Explosion’ of Predatory Grooming During Lockdowns. An expert on combatting sexual exploitation said her organization warned social media platforms that once the COVID-19 lockdowns began, predatory grooming and sexual exploitation of children would “explode.” Read more here.
YouTube to Expand Parental Controls. YouTube has announced an upcoming feature with expanded parental controls for tweens and teens. Read more here.
USA Gymnastics Coach Commits Suicide After Being Charged for Sex Trafficking. A former USA Gymnastics coach killed himself the same day he was hit with 24 charges, including human trafficking and sexual assault. Read more here.
NCOSE’s 2021 ‘Dirty Dozen List’ Names Businesses Profiting Off Sexual Exploitation. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation unveiled its annual Dirty Dozen list, comprised of 12 businesses and entities that the organization says profit off sexually exploitative products. Read more here.
Minnesota Teacher Praises Transgender Activist, Sex Worker to Middle Schoolers. A Minnesota middle school showed 11- to 13-year-olds a video praising a transgender activist and sex worker who was highlighted as “Person of the Day.” Read more here.
Police: 37 Arrested During Child Sex Trafficking Investigation. Thirty-seven suspects have been arrested in connection with a large-scale child sex crimes and human trafficking operation, according to police in Phoenix, Arizona. Read more here.
Pandemic Leads to Rise in Cyber Abuse of Children in Albania. Thousands of children in Albania are at greater risk of harm as their lives move increasingly online during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts warn. Read more here.
New Zealand Birth Rate Lowest Ever Recorded. New Zealand’s total fertility rate fell in 2020 to 1.61 births per woman compared to 1.72 in 2019. Read more here.
France: Child Prostitution Increased 600 Percent in Six Years. Between 2014 and 2020, the number of children reported as being exploited and sold by sex traffickers in France increased by 600%, according to the country’s human trafficking agency. Read more here.
Abuse Survivors Sue Pornhub Over Abuse Footage on Site. Two people who were sexually abused as minors have filed suit against Pornhub and its owner, Mindgeek, over videos of their abuse being uploaded to the pornography website. Read more here.
‘Hate Speech in Homes’ Plan Dropped by UK Law Commission. Plans to criminalize private conversations in the home in England and Wales have been abandoned by the Law Commission. Read more here.
France Seeks to Set Age for Sexual Consent at 15. Amid growing public pressure, France’s government wants to set the age of sexual consent at 15 and make it easier to punish child sexual abuse. Read more here.
Chinese Birth Rate Fell Below Warning Level in 2020. Experts warn that the birth rate in China has crossed a warning level after a recent report from the public security authorities showed that the country registered only 10 million newborns in 2020. Read more here.
Former Child Protective Worker Admits Making Child Pornography. A former New Jersey child protective services worker admitted to taking pornographic images of a young boy in his care, federal prosecutors said. Read more here.
Eight Human Trafficking Victims Rescued in Missouri. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt reported that law enforcement conducted a successful operation at two truck stops in St. Joseph, which resulted in three arrests and eight victims being rescued. Read more here.
U.S. Moves to Rejoin UN Human Rights Council. The Biden administration is set to announce that it will reengage with the UN Human Rights Council. Read more here.
Pornhub Execs Testify Before Canadian Ethics Panel. Executives of MindGeek, the parent company of the pornography website Pornhub, testified before a Canadian ethics committee over allegations that it profited off of child sexual abuse, rape, and other crimes. Read more here.
SPLC Denounced as ‘Thoroughly Disgraced’ After Labeling Pro-Life, Family Orgs as ‘Hate Groups.’ Critics of the Southern Poverty Law Center say the organization has become extreme and “thoroughly disgraced” after the center released its 2020 “census of hate groups,” which included numerous pro-life and family organizations. Read more here.
Macedonia Threatens to Block App Over Pornographic Picture Sharing. Macedonian authorities threatened to block the messaging app Telegram over a group of more than 7,000 users who have been sharing and exchanging explicit pictures and videos of girls – some of whom are underage. Read more here.
Russia’s Population Drops to 15-Year Low. Russia’s population dropped by over half a million people between January 2020 and January 2021, the country’s Federal State Statistics Service reported. Read more here.
Pew: More Fathers Satisfied With Time Spent With Their Kids. A new Pew Research Center analysis shows that an increased share of fathers is satisfied with the amount of time they spend with their children compared to three years ago. Read more here.
Members of Congress Seek to Resurrect ERA. Members of both chambers of Congress introduced a joint resolution to affirm the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, the language of which could be broadly interpreted to include protection for various issues including abortion and gender-transition surgery. Read more here.
Dozens of Missing Children Rescued in Anti-Human Trafficking Operation. Operation Lost Angels found 33 “vulnerable missing children” in southern California, eight of whom were likely being sexually exploited or trafficked when law enforcement saved them, according to the feds. Read more here.
Italian Birth Rates Set to Fall Further. In 2019 there were 420,000 births in Italy, the lowest number since unification in 1861, and it’s expected that this number will further decline in 2020 to perhaps 408,000. Read more here.
Lawsuit: Twitter States That Child Porn Video ‘Didn’t Violate Policies.’ Twitter repeatedly told a victim of child sexual abuse that a video of his ordeal circulating on the platform didn’t violate the platform’s policies, according to a lawsuit filed on the victim’s behalf by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. Read more here.
Toronto Catholic School Board’s Website Links Kids to LGBT Resource Promoting Sex. In just three clicks from the website of Toronto’s Catholic school board, children are able to access extremely graphic homosexual sex guides. Read more here.
Trump Admin Condemns Chinese Claims About Forced Sterilization and Abortion. The Chinese government released a study claiming that “in the process of eradicating extremism” that Uyghur women had been “emancipated” from being “baby making machines.” Read more here.
South Korean City to Pay Residents $100K to Have Babies. A South Korean city is offering a grant of nearly $100,000 for couples who have at least three children, according to a local press report. Read more here.
Danish TV Network Launches Children’s Show About Man With Giant Penis. A Danish TV network has launched a new show, reportedly aimed at audiences between the ages of 4 and 8, about a man with an unrealistically large and retractable penis. Read more here.
Court Dismisses Legal Challenge Against Norway’s Removal of Children From Christian Parents. The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed a legal challenge against Norway’s child services agency for removing children from their Pentecostal parents. Read more here.
Expert Warns Porn Sites a ‘Gateway’ Into Child Abuse. A leading UK expert has warned that freely available online pornography is becoming an “entry drug” into child abuse. Read more here.
PA Teacher Arrested for Child Pornography. Authorities arrested a Pennsylvania teacher after allegedly finding a cache of child pornography on his computer. Read more here.
Court Rules Babies Harmed By Mothers’ Opioid Use May Sue Drug Companies. The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously held that babies harmed by their mothers’ use of opioids may sue the pharmaceutical companies under the Tennessee Drug Dealer Liability Act. Read more here.
Health Dept Recommends Sexting, Porn to Prevent COVID Spread. The Pennsylvania Department of Health is urging residents to take up “sexting” or “subscription-based fan platforms” in lieu of meeting with romantic partners in person in the age of COVID-19. Read more here.
Italy Hits Record Low Birth Rate. After births in Italy hit a historic low in 2019, Italy’s national statistics institute is predicting that the country will see a significant decline in births in the years immediately following the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
Porn Victims Hit Pornhub With Massive Lawsuit. Victims of a sex-trafficking operation hit pornography site Pornhub and its parent company Mindgeek with a multi-million dollar lawsuit for hosting non-consenting content and refusing to remove it even after repeated requests. Read more here.
Pornhub Scrubs Millions of Videos After Credit Card Companies Drop Them. Pornography website Pornhub scrubbed millions of videos from unverified users, an estimated 60% of their content, after it was reported that their site profits from rape and abuse videos. Read more here.
Major Credit Card Companies Stop Allowing Cards to be Used on Pornhub. Mastercard and Visa announced that they will prohibit the use of their cards on pornography site Pornhub after a report showed that the website profits off rape victims. Read more here.
Republicans Call for Investigation Into Pornhub. Republican members of Congress are urging the Department of Justice to investigate Pornhub after a report claimed that the popular pornography website is profiting off child rape videos. Read more here.
Mastercard, Visa to Investigate Pornhub Over Child Abuse Allegations. Mastercard and Visa announced they are investigating allegations made in a New York Times column that Pornhub is posting videos that portray child abuse on its adult website. Read more here.
Charter Jet CEO Charged With Sex Trafficking of Young Girls. The CEO of a private jet company was reportedly arrested for sex trafficking of children across state lines, according to the New York Attorney General. Read more here.
China’s Five-Year Plan Proposal Stresses Eugenics in Birth Policy. Among the Chinese Communist Party’s goals listed in its policy blueprint for the years 2021-2025 is to “optimize its birth policy” and “improve the quality of the population.” Read more here.
Over 170 Arrested in ‘Unprecedented’ Child Sex Trafficking Investigation. Over 170 people have been charged as part of Operation Stolen Innocence, a two-year investigation uncovering a sex trafficking network in Florida that has led to an “unprecedented” number of arrests. Read more here.
WA Bill Proposes School-Based Healthcare for Teens. Washington state is considering a bill to set up health clinics on middle and high school campuses, which parents fear would allow students to easily receive healthcare without parental knowledge or consent. Read more here.
House Bill Aims to Ban Child Sex Dolls That Can Promote Pedophilia. A bill is before the U.S. House of Representatives that would ban the sale and possession of sex dolls that look like children. Read more here.
Headteacher Fears for Students’ Safety in Prostitution Zone. Students from The Ruth Gorse Academy revealed they had been approached for sex in the Leeds ‘red-light district,’ and headteacher Ben Mallinson fears one may eventually be abducted. Read more here.
Over 1M Spaniards Urge Defeat of New Education Law. Proposed legislation to remodel the education system in Spain has drawn opposition from parents’ groups and educators who warn that the freedom of parents to educate their children and choose their school is at risk. Read more here.
EBSCO School Databases Still Exposing Kids to Pornography. A national advocacy group that fights pornography has rejected a cease-and-desist letter it received from a leading K-12 research database provider used in many public schools after warning for years that the company is exposing students to sexually explicit content. Read more here.
D.C. Council Approves Bill Allowing Children to Get Vaccines Without Parental Consent. A bill passed by the Washington D.C. Council would allow children as young as age 11 to obtain vaccinations without their parents’ consent. Read more here.
Gambling Ad With Child Appeal ‘Irresponsible,’ Says Regulator. The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency banned an online casino’s ad for breaching rules prohibiting the advertising of gambling to children. Read more here.
Japan’s New PM Promotes IVF to Boost Birth Rate. Incoming Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has pledged to provide insurance coverage for infertility treatments as part of a plan to address the nation’s low birth rate. Read more here.
U.S. Marshals Recover 27 Missing Children in Virginia. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the U.S. Marshals recovered 27 previously missing children throughout Virginia after a five-day operation. Read more here.
‘Act Now to Protect Children From Porn’ UK Public Tells Govt. New polling has revealed that nearly two-thirds of adults believe the UK Government should stop dragging its feet on protecting children from online pornography. Read more here.
Sexting Could Become a Crime in Finland. Finnish parliamentarians are considering whether sending sexual content without permission should be classified as a crime equal to unwanted physical contact, which currently can be punished with fines or jail time. Read more here.
Twitter Finally Bans ‘Promoting or Normalizing Sexual Attraction to Minors.’ Social media platform Twitter recently updated its policies on child sexual exploitation, adding that it was no longer acceptable to “promote or normalize sexual attraction to minors.” Read more here.
Police: Sex Traffickers Target ‘Vulnerable’ Young Girls During COVID-19. Internet-savvy pimps are using social media to recruit young girls who have been left dislocated or economically vulnerable by the pandemic, according to a New York City detective. Read more here.
More Than 150 Children, Women Rescued in Sex Trafficking Raids. Authorities announced the rescue of more than 100 human trafficking victims, including 45 children, as part of a large operation in Ohio. Read more here.
DHS Launches New Center to Investigate, Prosecute Human Trafficking Crimes. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched the Center for Countering Human Trafficking which will serve as a central hub for victim support, investigative operations, intelligence, training and outreach. Read more here.
Netflix Sign-Ups Plummet After Cuties Boycott. Netflix reported slower-than-expected growth in its third-quarter report, netting only 177,000 new U.S. subscribers and potentially reflecting an impact from its controversial Cuties movie and the subsequent boycott. Read more here.
Free Condoms Now Available for All Middle and High School Students in Vermont. Every high school and middle school in Vermont will now provide free condoms to students under a new bill that was just signed into law. Read more here.
Netflix Co-CEO Responds to ‘Cuties’ Indictment. Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos said during a conference that he took umbrage with language within a recent indictment that claimed “Cuties” “appeals to the prurient interest in sex, and has no serious, literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.” Read more here.
Sex Trafficking Survivors Sue Nevada Over Legalized Prostitution. Survivors of sex trafficking have filed a lawsuit against Nevada, arguing that the state violated the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution when it legalized prostitution. Read more here.
Texas Grand Jury Indicts Netflix for Child Porn Depicted in ‘Cuties’ Film. A grand jury in Tyler County, Texas indicted Netflix, Inc. for knowingly distributing the graphic and lewd film “Cuties” on its streaming platform. Read more here.
Heterosexual Couples to Receive Same Recognition as Same-Sex Couples in Intestate Succession. In 2016, a South African court ruled that same-sex partners would be able to inherit their deceased partner’s intestate estate even if they were not legally married. The Western Cape High Court has now ruled that this law includes opposite-sex couples in the same situation. Read more here.
Church of England Failed to Protect Children From Sexual Abusers. The Church of England failed to protect hundreds of minors from sexual predators among their ranks, according to findings from an independent inquiry. Read more here.
Trump Nominates Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court. President Donald Trump officially nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Read more here.
Australian Population Growth Slowed by Pandemic. Demographers believe Australian population growth may take decades to recover after a collapse in overseas migration. Read more here.
Low Fertility Rate Around the Globe is Leading to Economic Crisis. Researchers from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation say the global fertility rate was nearly cut in half in 2017 — and predicts it has much further to fall. Read more here.
Doctor Receives Prison Sentence for Secretly Filming Young Patients. Dr. Justin Neisler, who pleaded guilty to the production of child pornography, was sentenced to 23 years in prison after admitting to secretly taping nude boys during exams. Read more here.
‘Sextortionist’ Sentenced to 40 Years After Threatening Up to 150 Underage Girls. A 25-year-old Georgia man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after being convicted of producing and distributing child pornography. Read more here.
Trump Admin Announces $100M to Combat Human Trafficking. Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump and Attorney General William Barr have announced $100 million to combat human trafficking throughout the country, in addition to the $35 million that was announced in August. Read more here.
Naked Adults Appear on Danish Children’s TV Show to Debunk ‘Perfect Body’ Myth. A children’s TV show in Denmark has raised eyebrows after asking adults to pose naked in front of school pupils in a bid to promote body positivity. Read more here.
BLM Deletes ‘About’ Page Calling for ‘Disruption’ of Nuclear Family. Social media users noticed the controversial Black Lives Matter organization deleted its oft-cited “What We Believe” page where they had previously stated their goal to “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.” Read more here.
AGs Appeal to Netflix CEO to Remove Controversial ‘Cuties’ Movie. In a joint letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the attorneys general for Ohio, Louisiana, Texas, and Florida call on him to cease streaming the movie “Cuties” because of its “hypersexualization” of children. Read more here.
Netflix Subscription Cancellations Soar After ‘Cuties’ Controversy. Three days after releasing the sexually explicit movie “Cuties,” Netflix cancellations increased to eight times the daily averages recorded in August. Read more here.
CA Gov Signs Bill Removing Automatic Penalty for ‘Consensual’ Sex Acts With Minors. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law that reduces penalties for adults who engage in sex acts with children as young as 14 years of age. Read more here.
U.S. Lawmakers Demand Federal Investigation Into Netflix for Child Pornography. Both Democrat and Republican members of Congress are demanding the Department of Justice investigate Netflix for distributing child porn via the new Netflix film, “Cuties,” which many people believe sexualizes young girls and encourages pedophilia. Read more here.
Ireland’s Record Low Birth Rate Spurs Concern of Economic Collapse. People in Ireland are having fewer children than they were a decade ago, and that number is still declining, sparking concerns of future economic collapse. Read more here.
‘Cancel Netflix’ Trends on Twitter After Preteen Twerking Film ‘Cuties’ Debuts. The backlash against streaming giant Netflix continues to escalate around the world over the release of the preteen dance competition film Cuties, with the hashtag #CancelNetflix becoming a top trend on Twitter. Read more here.
U.S. Marshals Rescue 8 ‘Highly Endangered’ Missing Children. The missing children, who were between the ages of 6 and 17, were considered to be some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases in the area based on indications of high-risk factors such as victimization of child sex trafficking, child exploitation, and abuse. Read more here.
Advocate for Teen Prostitution Takes Top UN Post. The United Nations has appointed as its top expert on health and human rights a former abortionist who advocates for teen prostitution. Read more here.
Millions Back Petition to Shut Down Pornhub Over Sex Trafficking, Child Abuse Videos. A petition calling for the dismantling of PornHub, the largest pornography hosting website in the world that critics say profits off of and enables sex trafficking as well as child abuse, has surpassed 2 million signatures. Read more here.
New Study Finds Hormonal Contraceptives Affect Brain Structure and Function. A new study has found, among other things, that birth control use during puberty is linked with structural changes in areas of the brain linked to emotion and memory. Read more here.
U.S. Marshals Rescue 25 Missing Children in Ohio. U.S. Marshals have located 25 missing children during the first three weeks of a new operation aimed at rescuing endangered minors throughout northern Ohio. Read more here.
Germany Unveils Plan to Crackdown on Child Sex Offenders. Germany’s Justice Ministry has proposed a bill introducing a new crime of “sexualized violence against children” and tougher penalties for sex offenders. Read more here.
Fifth Grade Classroom Shown Porn During Zoom Session. School leaders in San Leandro, California, say a fifth grade class on Zoom was invaded by adults who showed pornographic images to the students. Read more here.
Netflix Star Calls Out Sexualization of Younger Actors. Natalia Dyer, who portrays Nancy Wheeler on the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things,” is speaking out about the sexualization of her younger co-stars. Read more here.
Police: Kids Can Easily Buy Drugs Disguised as Sweets. The North Yorkshire Police force has warned parents to be aware of the increasing number of young people in possession of ‘edibles,’ which look similar to well-known sweets but contain illegal drugs. Read more here.
U.S. Marshals Recover 39 Missing Children in Two-Week Operation in Georgia. In a two week search for endangered missing children in Georgia dubbed “Operation Not Forgotten,” the U.S. Marshals Service said that they recovered 39 children and arrested several individuals in connection with their disappearance, including persons who had sex offender violations. Read more here.
New Tech Could Help Safeguard Kids From Explicit Content. SafeToNet’s new phone software, SafeToWatch, uses live-detection software to immediately block videos and images involving sexual or violent content. Read more here.
Bayer Pays $1.6B to Women Damaged by Essure Birth Control Device. German pharmaceutical company Bayer is paying $1.6 billion to settle roughly 35,000 U.S.-based claims of injuries resulting from a long-term birth control device placed inside women. Read more here.
Physical Abuse of Older Children in UK Soared in Lockdown. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s helpline received 1,066 contacts about physical abuse on average each month between April and July, compared with a monthly average of 696 before lockdown. Read more here.
Evangelical Leaders Want Pornography Labeled a Public Health Crisis in Ohio. More than six dozen clergy members are calling on county officials in Ohio to declare pornography a public health crisis and hope to see similar action taken at the state level. Read more here.
Former Florida Tax Collector Accused of Child Sex Trafficking in Disturbing Case. Former Seminole County, Florida, tax collector Joel Greenberg has been charged with federal charges of child sex trafficking and reportedly illegally using the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles database to look up information on minors and women to solicit relationships. Read more here.
Kids Exposed to Simulated Sex and Graphic Images in ‘Dark Side’ of Popular Video Game. Popular gaming platform Roblox is under scrutiny over so-called “condo games” that could expose young users to naked figures, simulated sex and crude language. Read more here.
Kenyan Parents Vow to Sue Health Care Workers Who Administered Birth Control to Children Without Consent. Defending the healthcare workers, KNUN Secretary-General Seth Panyako said the parents’ lawsuit is dead on arrival because “no adolescent girl, according to the Kenyan Law, requires her parents’ permission to get contraceptives.” Read more here.
Quarter of UK Young People See Drugs Advertised on Social Media. One in four young people are seeing advertisements of illegal drugs for sale “everywhere on social media,” a BBC investigation has revealed. Read more here.
Thousands Urge Netflix to Pull Film That Sexualizes Young Girls. Thousands of people are now urging popular streaming service Netflix to pull a controversial French film about an 11-year-old girl rebelling against her conservative family to join a dance crew, after the media company apologized for using a sexualized poster to promote the film. Read more here.
QC Warns Northern Ireland Hate Crime Law is Severe Threat to Free Speech. Thomas Leonard Ross QC said the plans to expand hate crime law in Northern Ireland could result in people being taken to court for disagreeing with same-sex marriage. Read more here.
New York Times Pushes ‘Poly-Parent’ Children Created Using Next-Generation IVF. The New York Times is pushing what essentially amounts to the next level of in vitro fertilization where any human being, independent of their sex, could “manufacture an egg or sperm cell from a tiny sliver of their own skin” and thus create a new baby. Read more here.
Canadian Pro-Family Group Calls on Parents to Demand School Boards Drop WE Charity. The president of a Canadian pro-family group has said that now is the time for parents to be “vigilant” and speak out against WE Charity being present in public school because of their inappropriate content. Read more here.
TN District Tells Parents Not to Monitor Their Child’s Virtual Classrooms. Officials at all county schools in Rutherford County, Tennessee, are asking parents to sign forms agreeing not to watch their children’s virtual classes. Read more here.
NZ Researcher Urges Women to Have Children. An expert New Zealand researcher is warning women to “please have children” as, mirroring other Western nations, New Zealand’s fertility rate reaches an all-time low. Read more here.
CDC: More Than a Quarter of Young Americans Considered Suicide Due to the Pandemic. The CDC study also found a rise in anxiety and substance abuse, with more than 40 percent of those surveyed saying they experienced a mental or behavioral health condition connected to the Wuhan coronavirus. Read more here.
U.S. Human Rights Report Criticized for ‘Christian-Centric’ Language. Abortion industry and LGBT lobby groups called an internal human rights report of the U.S. State Department “deeply disturbing” and “dangerous.” The report puts into question the international legal status of abortion and LGBTQI+ rights. Read more here.
Study Reveals German Govt Authorities Supported Pedophile Network for Decades. Positions on “sex education” advocated by one the key enablers of these cases of pedophilia, professor of social education Helmut Kentler, are still part of today’s “sexual pedagogy of diversity,” which is used by an increasing number of day care centers and schools. Read more here.
Florida County Arrests 16 Men Accused of Soliciting Sex With Minors. The Hillsborough County Sheriff said 16 men have been arrested for soliciting sex with undercover detectives they believed were minors. These arrests occurred as part of “Operation Small Talk,” an online chat operation. Read more here.
Report: NYC Moved Convicted Pedophiles Very Near to Elementary School. New York City officials reportedly placed at least six homeless pedophiles who are on parole at a luxury Manhattan hotel only one block from an elementary-school playground in potential violation of state law. Read more here.
Teacher Complains Online Learning Lets Parents See ‘What Happens’ at ‘Gender/Sexuality’ Lessons. A teacher within the school district of Philadelphia is lamenting the increased chance of parental oversight if classes are taught online amid the coronavirus crisis — especially when it comes to so-called sex education. Read more here.
Two Soldiers Among Nine Arrested in Child Sex Trafficking Sting. Nine suspects who contacted officers they believed were 15- or 16-year-old girls and agreed to exchange money, drugs or alcohol for sexual acts were arrested as part of an online child prostitution sting in Texas. Read more here.
Fairfax Public Schools Tell Parents to Stop Educating Their Kids While School is Banned. A county in Virginia is discouraging parents from hiring private tutors for their children, concerned that the formation of private tutoring groups may “widen the gap in educational access and equity for all students.” Read more here.
Pandemic Closures Raise Child Sex Trafficking Concerns. With more children at home, experts across the nation are predicting higher rates of human trafficking, and with many students being schooled virtually, the cause for concern is even higher. Read more here.
Utah Man Arrested for Child Sex Trafficking Via Twitter, Tumblr. A Utah man is facing child sex trafficking charges after being accused of forming a relationship with a young teen and using that relationship to victimize the girl to make money. Read more here.
‘Save the Children’ Flash Rally Brings Awareness to Human Trafficking. People who participated in the Savannah, Georgia, rally marched from Johnson Square to City Hall to raise awareness of human trafficking. Read more here.
Massachusetts Bans Female Genital Cutting. After seven years of advocacy by survivors and activists in the state, Massachusetts is now one of 39 states in the U.S. that has criminalized female genital mutilation and cutting. Read more here.
Toymaker Removes ‘Trolls World’ Doll After Parents Complain. Hasbro said it is removing the “Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy” from the market after parents complained about a button between the doll’s legs that produces a giggle sound and other “sounds of delight” when someone pushes it. Read more here.
Maryland Man Posed as Woman on Social Media to Collect Nude Photos in ‘Sextortion’ of Victims. Investigators in Montgomery County, Maryland, charged Michael Cooper this week with “threatening to inflict emotional distress” to obtain sex. It was the third time they have charged him with that offense over the past two weeks. Read more here.
Author and Mother: Porn is Sexualizing Our Children. Author and concerned mother Tania Carey said that the growing amount of pornography involving young people means children are being stared at, followed and sexually harassed in the street. Read more here.
White House Grants $35M to Orgs Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking. The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs announced the Trump administration will award over $35 million in grants to 73 organizations across 33 states to provide housing and support for victims of human trafficking. Read more here.
Lawsuit Claims TikTok Sends Children’s Personal Data to China. A new class-action lawsuit alleges that the popular Chinese-owned social media app TikTok funnels personal details of children’s facial characteristics, locations, and close contacts to communist China. Read more here.
U.S. State Dept Lists China Among Worst Human Sex Trafficking Offenders. The U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2020 places Communist China in a list of Tier 3 countries which make no significant effort to meet even the minimum standards of the Trafficking Victim’s Protection Act. Read more here.
CDC Director: More Youth Dying of Suicide, Overdose Than COVID-19 During Pandemic. Suicide and drug overdoses are killing more young people than COVID-19 as the two pre-existing epidemics have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield warns. Read more here.
Iran’s Declining Birth Rate Alarms Country’s Leaders. By 2010, the average number of births per woman in Iran had dropped from 5.1 to 1.7, a figure that has essentially remained stable to this day. Read more here.
Number of Births in Germany Sank in 2019. The number of children born in Germany in 2019 sank by more than 9,000 compared with the year before. The average number of children per woman also dropped, with the capital, Berlin, registering the lowest rate. Read more here.
Russia’s First Trial on FGM Restarts After Coronavirus Lockdown. A doctor who performed female genital mutilation on a nine-year-old girl is on trial, and activists hope the case will help to outlaw the abuse in Russia. Read more here.
Research Shows Scandinavian Fertility Rates Falling. A study by the Denmark-based Rockwool Foundation revealed that fertility rates in northern Europe are largely declining. Read more here.
UK MP Urges Govt to Introduce Age Checks for Pornography. A Member of Parliament has called on the government to introduce robust age-verification controls on pornography without further delay, given that parliament approved controls in December 2018. Read more here.
British Columbia Advises Residents on ‘Safe Sex’ Practices During COVID-19. The public health agency in British Columbia has updated its list of tips for sex and intimacy during the pandemic, with frank and detailed guidelines for “safe sex” practices. Read more here.
Experts Caution U.S. Foster Care System Shattered by Coronavirus Lockdown. Many anticipate with all the economic and health challenges brought on by the contagion, the number of new children entering the already overburdened system will only escalate, with fewer families able to take in foster children given the economic downturn. Read more here.
Vatican Criticizes Lack of Prosecutions for Human Trafficking. The dignity and rights of trafficking victims require the international community to do more to prosecute and bring down traffickers, a representative of the Holy See said this week. Read more here.
Visa Rejection Overturned for Australian Family of Boy With Down Syndrome. The decision to force a British family living in Australia for seven years to leave the country because they have a son with Down syndrome has been overturned. Read more here.
Residents ‘Furious’ As Review Gives Thumbs Up to Leeds Red Light District. Local residents and teachers at a nearby school have reported used condoms and needles being discarded in local parks and on school grounds. Read more here.
India Sees Falling Fertility Rate. Overall, the Indian total fertility rate is sitting just above replacement (around 2.2-2.3) with seven states sitting around the replacement level and eight above 2.1. Read more here.
UK Paralympic Legend Backs Abuse of Trust Law Change. Paralympic legend Tanni Grey-Thompson has backed calls to ban sports coaches from engaging in sexual activity with 16- and 17-year-olds in their care. Read more here.
‘World’s Oldest Drag Queen’ Receives Coronavirus Relief Loan. Walter Cole says he’ll be able to continue to pay his staff and keep his nightly drag show going, thanks to the federal pandemic relief loan he received. Read more here.
Research Shows ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Global Crash in Children Being Born. Falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century. Read more here.
South Koreans Fight Back Against Sexual Exploitation of Children. Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans signed a petition demanding action against the judges who turned down a request from the United States to extradite 24-year-old Son Jong-woo, the operator of the largest child pornography website ever uncovered on the dark web. Read more here.
Italy Predicts Decline in Births Following Coronavirus. In their 2020 annual report, Istat, Italy’s national statistics institute, predicted that the climate of uncertainty and fear caused by the coronavirus may result in 10,000 fewer births in Italy over the course of the rest of 2020 and 2021. Read more here.
Kenyan 12-Year-Old Girl Married to Two Men Within a Month. A 12-year-old girl has been rescued by authorities in Kenya after she was married off to two men in the span of one month. Read more here.
More Than 160 Cases of UK Coaches Engaging in Legal Sexual Activity With Teens Prompts Calls for Law Change. It is illegal for certain professions, including teachers and doctors, to engage in sexual activity with children, even if they are over the age of consent, but the Sexual Offences Act does not extend to sports coaches. Read more here.
Turkey’s Fertility Rate is Now Below the Replacement Rate. If the total fertility rate doesn’t rebound, Turkey will join the long list of countries with populations that are not replacing themselves. Read more here.
United States Will Withdraw From the WHO. Effective July 6, 2021, the United States will no longer be a member nation of the World Health Organization, the White House announced. Read more here.
Netflix Stands By Hit Film Despite Sex Trafficking Criticism. Netflix will continue to stream the hit Polish film 365 Days despite calls for its withdrawal, including by British singer Duffy, who accused it of glamorizing rape and sex trafficking. Read more here.
Police Investigate Deaths of 42 Babies, Three Mothers at UK Hospital. Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is currently the subject of an independent review into preventable mother and baby deaths at their maternity wards in what is believed to be the worst maternity scandal in British history. Read more here.
Singer Blasts Netflix for Airing Film that Glamorizes Sexual Violence. Welsh pop singer, Duffy, is criticizing Netflix for releasing its 365 Days movie, as she believes it “glamourizes the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape.” Read more here.
Senate Panel Advances Bill Targeting Online Child Sexual Abuse. The legislation advanced would create a government-backed commission to develop “best practices” for purging child sexual abuse material from the Internet. Read more here.
UK Children as Young as Six Sexting During Lockdown. SafeToNet, a free phone safety app, said the number of messages children attempted to send had risen by 183%. Read more here.
Germany Investigating 30,000 Suspects in Pedophile Probe. Officials report the cybercrime unit of the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia is investigating some 30,000 suspects in a massive online child abuse probe. Read more here.
German Catholic Church Sees Record Drop in Membership. More than a half million people officially left the Catholic and Protestant churches in Germany in 2019, new figures show. Read more here.
DOJ Charges Nine With Pornography, Sex Trafficking of Children. According to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice, a grand jury in Columbus, Ohio, returned multiple charges for each of the accused relating to the exchange of illegal narcotics for access to sex with minors. Read more here.
Trump Signs Order to Help Christian Groups Promote Adoption and Foster Care. Through the executive order, the Trump administration wants to strengthen government relations with community and faith-based foster and adoption agencies. Read more here.
Oxford Professor Sentenced to Prison for Child Porn Possession. A former pastor and Oxford University professor of theology has been sentenced to a year in prison for possessing thousands of images and videos of child porn. Read more here.
NFL Star: ‘Grace of God’ Helped Me Overcome Porn Addiction. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, has revealed during a conference on manliness that he overcame his porn addiction by the “grace of God.” Read more here.
Italy Takes Steps to Reverse Declining Population. The Italian parliament passed a bill aimed at boosting the country’s low birth rate by issuing parents a monthly allowance for each child. Read more here.
Berlin Authorities Placed Children With Pedophiles for 30 Years. A study conducted by the University of Hildesheim has found that authorities in Berlin condoned this practice, and the pedophile foster fathers even received a regular care allowance. Read more here.
Porn Display Shuts Down Charter Commission’s Zoom Meeting. Despite security provisions being implemented, a virtual meeting of Idaho’s Public Charter School Commission was disrupted when “an unauthorized person” got into the Zoom teleconference and briefly “displayed pornographic material.” Read more here.
Study Finds Correlation Between Sexual Behavior and Suicide Attempts Among Adolescents Aged 12-15 Years. Having had multiple sexual partners was associated with increased odds of suicide attempts in 32 of 38 countries. Read more here.
Facebook Deletes Moms’ Group Dedicated to Ending Drag Queen Story Hours. The founder of 500 Mom Strong said the grassroots group’s Facebook page was removed because it was deemed “transphobic.” Read more here.
Bipartisan U.S. Senators Call for Investigation of TikTok’s Child Privacy Policies. Earlier this month, 20 children’s and consumer advocacy groups filed a complaint with the FTC alleging that TikTok violated their privacy commitments to obtain parental permission before collecting personal information about users identified as under 13. Read more here.
Trump Announces U.S. ‘Terminating’ Relationship With WHO. The U.S. has been the top contributor to the agency to the tune of approximately $450 million a year. Read more here.
Child Porn Manufacturing, Use Skyrockets By 264 Percent in Philippines. The number of cases of online sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines has dramatically increased by more than 250 percent after stay-at-home orders were implemented during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
Study Finds Teens Spend Seven Hours a Day Staring at Their Phones. The report suggests that 70 percent of teenagers conceal a portion of their online activity from their parents. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion UN Top Official, Charged With False Credentials, Leaves Post for IPPF. The UN quietly let go a top human rights official and abortion activist rather than hold her accountable for having fabricated her credentials to justify her top-level position and high salary. Kate Gilmore will now chair the board of trustees at the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Read more here.
U.S. Birthrate Falls to Record Low. The U.S. birthrate has fallen to the lowest level since the federal government began compiling statistics in 1909, according to statistics released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more here.
Justice Department Urged to Aggressively Prosecute Pornography Vendors. A former colleague of Attorney General William Barr is backing a letter from three Catholic bishops asking Barr to aggressively pursue anti-obscenity prosecutions. Read more here.
Church Sues Zoom Over Shocking Porn Interruption During Bible Study. A church in California has filed a class action complaint against Zoom Video Communications for failing to protect their Bible study from being “zoom-bombed” with pornography. Read more here.
Social Media Giants Pressured Over Prostitution Ads. Social media websites are being warned not to promote prostitution websites after it emerged that they are used by sex traffickers. Read more here.
Netflix Defends Packing Shows With LGBT ‘Representation’. “LGBTQ” is a specific searchable genre, and one 2017 list counted 57 shows on the platform featuring homosexual characters. Read more here.
Catholic Bishops Call on AG Barr to Enforce Obscenity-Porn Laws, Protect Youth. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging him to vigorously enforce obscenity laws and investigate porn producers. Read more here.
Child Sex Abuse in Pakistan’s Religious Schools is Endemic. Police say the problem of sexual abuse of children by clerics is pervasive, and the scores of police reports they have received are just the tip of the iceberg. Read more here.
Statement on Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Released by 59 Countries. The statement encourages multilateral efforts to ensure full and unimpeded access to all sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls. Read more here.
Report Finds Netflix Pushes Explicit Content to Minors. A report done by Parents Television Council analyzed 255 Netflix titles categorized by the streamer as appropriate for teens. Half of those titles were rated either TV-MA or R, and even those rated TV-14 contained harsh profanities among other content concerns. Read more here.
Activist Wages War on Big Porn. Activist Laila Mickelwait says there is hard evidence that the website Pornhub profits from massive amounts of harm against the most vulnerable in society. Read more here.
First Adopted Baby Chosen as 2020 Gerber Baby. Magnolia Earl’s mother credits the birth parents as the heroes for choosing life. Read more here.
Sudan Outlaws Female Genital Mutilation. Anyone who performs the procedure can now receive up to three years in prison. Read more here.
Delhi Schoolboys Create Group to Share Lewd Photos, Chats on Classmates. Leaked screenshots from an Instagram group allegedly run by teenage boys have gone viral on Indian social media due to their graphic sexualization of underage women. Read more here.
Schools, Law Enforcement Worry Online Learning Could Open a Backdoor to Abuse. The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently released a memo warning parents and others that school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic can present potential for increased risk of child exploitation. Read more here.
How Porn Industry Uses Disney Characters, Innocent-Looking Pop-Up Adds to Get Your Kids. Millions of children have been exposed to porn without their parents’ desire or consent, and many parents are ignorant of the fact that their children have already been exposed to this material. Read more here.
UK Judge Orders Disabled Woman Be Fitted With Contraceptive Device Against Her Will. A judge in England has ruled that a woman reported to have learning disabilities will be fitted with a contraceptive device against her will. Read more here.
Controversy Over $500M Loan That Allows Tanzania to Take Pregnant Girls Out of Their Classroom. Tanzania has pledged to improve access to education for pregnant girls after receiving a controversial $500 million World Bank loan but has stopped short of readmitting them to mainstream classrooms. Read more here.
Children’s Charities Urge EU to Include Sexual and Reproductive Health in COVID-19 Response. As European development ministers met this week to hammer out a $17 billion COVID-19 aid package, primarily for Africa, six of the world’s top children’s charities sent a letter urging that sexual and reproductive health and rights for children be “prioritized” as “life-saving.” Read more here.
Utah’s Warning Label for Pornography Applauded as a Way to Protect Children. The “Warning Labels” law states that pornography in the state must include a label that reads, “Exposing minors to obscene material may damage or negatively impact minors.” If the porn is a video or film, it must display the warning for at least five seconds. Read more here.
‘Zoombombing’ Comes for Houses of Worship. The mass transition of houses of worship to Zoom and other online video conferencing platforms has meant that religious services are more accessible than ever before. Unfortunately for digital congregants, that means they are also more accessible to online trolls who have plenty of free time to disrupt their services with obscene or hateful interruptions. Read more here.
How to Change Your Zoom Settings to Avoid Trolls Sharing Porn. Zoom has recently seen a sharp uptick in usage as more workers shift to remote work as the coronavirus continues to spread. If you’re among the millions of users on Zoom’s platform, you don’t have to be too worried about being “ZoomBombed”: there’s a way to turn off the screen-sharing setting and other potentially hazardous options. Read more here.
Teen Vogue Tells Quarantined Young Girls to Have ‘Fun’ Sexting. Amid our current quarantine, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is accusing teenybopper titan Teen Vogue — as well as phone app Snapchat — of encouraging “child pornography.” Read more here.
UK Groups Push for ‘Emergency Contraception’ Expansion Amid Coronavirus Outbreak. While the U.K. government has quickly backed away from rules allowing women to complete a medical abortion at home during the coronavirus pandemic, some groups are lobbying to expand legal access to emergency contraception, which can have abortion-causing effects. Read more here.
Poll: How Many Women Worldwide are Single Moms? The Gallup poll found that about 13 percent of women aged 18 to 60 worldwide are unmarried and have children younger than 15 in their household. However, this figure is sharply higher in a few regions, especially sub-Saharan Africa at 32 percent and Latin America at 24 percent. Read more here.
National Center on Sexual Exploitation Releases 2020 Dirty Dozen List. The list is a compilation of companies that profit from or facilitate sexual exploitation in the U.S. whether it be through pornography, prostitution, sexual objectification, sexual violence and/or sex trafficking. Read more here.
Israel High Court Rules on Access to Surrogacy for Same-Sex Couples. The High Court of Justice ruled that existing “discriminatory” laws must be fixed within 12 months. Currently, adoption by same-sex couples is allowed. Read more here.
Legal Battle in Spain Over ‘Parental Veto’ On Education. Spain’s Ministry of Education is taking legal action against the Vox party’s “parental veto on education in Murcia. The “parental veto” allows parents to prevent their children from attending classes (including sex ed) when the content goes against their “convictions.” Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Religious Adoption Agencies Can Be Forced to Give Kids to Same-Sex Couples. The Supreme Court has agreed to take a case that will clarify the role of faith-based agencies in the foster and adoption system. Read more here.
Study Finds High Lifetime Number of Sexual Partners Linked to Increased Cancer Risk. The study published in BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health found that people who have had 10 or more sexual partners during their lifetime may have increased odds of being diagnosed with cancer. Read more here.
U.S. Government Foots $700,000 Bill to Blanket Poor African Country With Condoms. The U.S. government has thrown its financial support behind the “National Condom Strategy” of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) in Africa with a $700,000 grant. Read more here.
UK Father Willing to go to Jail to Protect Son from LGBT Instruction in School. Jabar Hussain withdrew his 9-year-old son from school to prevent him from being exposed to a curriculum that promotes LGBT ideology. Read more here.
Washington Legislators Push Mandatory LGBTQ-Focused Sex Ed for Kindergartners. House Bill 2184 would mandate “comprehensive sexual health education” by the year 2022. Many parents are opposed to the sexually graphic nature of the material. Read more here.
Parents in Wales Lose Right to Withdraw Children From Sex Ed Classes. A national parents’ advocacy group has condemned the Welsh government’s decision to make Relationships and Sexuality Education a compulsory school subject in all schools in Wales. Many opposed to the move are calling it a “fundamental breach of parental rights.” Read more here.
Parents Challenge ‘Radical’ LGBT Curriculum in New Jersey Schools. Parents are angry about a New Jersey law that requires LGBT material to be incorporated into public school classroom instruction. According to the concerned parents, the new law will “teach lifestyles and life choices that stand 100 percent against our family values.” Read more here.
Hungary to Offer Free Government IVF to Reverse Declining Population. The country has nationalized six IVF clinics and plans to offer citizens completely free fertility treatment with the goal of raising the current birth rate from 1.48 children per woman to 2.1 by 2030. Read more here.
California School has ‘Condom Race’ Where 10-Year-Old Girls Learn How to Put on Condoms. In front of male classmates, the 10- and 11-year-old girls were required to be the first to put a condom on a model of an erect adult penis. Read more here.
Parents Stand Up to Indoctrination, Get Catholic School Board to Postpone Visit by ‘2SLGBTQ+’ Group. A parental rights advocacy group is claiming victory after an Ontario Catholic school board postponed a visit by a blatantly pro-homosexual activist group to one of its elementary schools. Read more here.
Study Finds U.S. Has World’s Highest Rate of Children Living in Single-Parent Households. A new Pew Research Center study of 130 countries and territories shows that almost a quarter of U.S. children under the age of 18 live with one parent and no other adults, more than three times the share of children around the world who do so. Read more here.
World’s Top Sex Ed Promoter Promises Radical Social Change. The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) has a long history of promoting controversial curricula for children and has rebranded itself, declaring its mission to promote radical social change through sex education. Read more here.
Hungary Plans Close Cooperation on Family Protection Issues With Washington, Warsaw and Brazil. The Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Joe Grogan, American policymakers, the leaders of conservative political and religious organizations, and experts from Brazil and Spain took part in the discussion in the Capitol Building. Read more here.
British Lesbian Couple Carried Baby in Both of Their Wombs in First-Of-Its-Kind Pregnancy. The procedure involves harvesting an egg from one woman, which is fertilized by donor sperm, and the other woman carrying the fetus in her womb. The process means that one woman is the biological mother and the other is the gestational mother. Read more here.
UK Schools Directed to Massively Incorporate Gay, Trans Themes for Kids As Young As 5. A major LGBT lobbying group has produced sweeping guidelines for British schools designed to indoctrinate children beginning at age 5 in every primary school subject area and in every grade level by embedding gay, lesbian and transgender themes and examples. Read more here.
European Union Opposes Polish Bill to Protect Children From Sex Abuse. Over 400 members of the European Parliament have voted to pass a resolution criticizing a Polish bill called “Stop Pedophilia” that seeks to protect minors from sexual abuse by adults. Read more here.
New CDC Report Says 3 STDs have Skyrocketed in the U.S. The Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis rates have increased dramatically. Read more here.
Study Finds Anal Cancer Rates and Deaths Are Climbing in the U.S. The study was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Over 90 percent of cases of anal cancer are caused by the human papillomavirus, known as HPV, which is sexually transmitted. Read more here.
Two Million Marie Stopes Condoms Recalled for Being Defective. Marie Stopes, an international abortion provider, has been directed to recall the condoms from the Ugandan market following user complaints. Read more here.
Disturbing Sex-Ed Videos Show Young Kids Instructed on Masturbation, Transgenderism. Shaftesbury Kids, a division of the Canadian production company Shaftesbury Films, has produced a series of sex education videos for children titled “Sex-Ed School” that have outraged parents. The videos show classrooms of young children discussing such issues as transgenderism and masturbation with instructors. Read more here.
Paypal Cuts Ties With Major Pornography Site. The online payment system PayPal has cut ties with Pornhub, one of the world’s biggest purveyors of online pornography. Read more here.
Holy See, African Bishops, and Kenyan NGOs Object to UNFPA’s SRHR Summit in Nairobi. The conference marks the 25th anniversary of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), and objections have been raised about the event over its promotion of abortion and other “sexual and reproductive rights” issues. Read more here.
Scientists Discover First New HIV Strain in Nearly Two Decades. According to the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, the strain is a part the same family of virus subtypes to blame for the global HIV pandemic. Read more here.
Texas School District Approves “Aggressive” Sex Ed Curriculum for Grades 3 Through 8 Amid Protests. The Austin Independent School District unanimously approved revisions to the curriculum that has divided parents of students in the district. Those opposed to the curriculum raised concerns that it gives children too much information at a young age, that it normalizes sexual behavior in children, and that it teaches information about gender identity and expression that runs counter to the beliefs and values of some in the community. Read more here.
Parents in UK Call for Right to Withdraw Their Children from LGBT Teaching. Politicians voted to make the pro-LGBT Relationships Education compulsory from September 2020, with no right for parents to withdraw their child. Read more here.
Study Finds Chlamydia a Source of Unexplained Male Infertility. The study published in the journal Human Reproduction found that chlamydia was in the testicular tissue of infertile men whose infertility had no identified cause. Chlamydia has long been associated with women’s infertility but has not been as widely studied in men. Read more here.
U.S. Attorney General Bemoans “Moral Upheaval” that has Brought “Suffering and Misery.” Attorney General William Barr in a speech at the University of Notre Dame Law School said the deterioration of religion in the country is an “organized destruction” by secularists in an “unremitting assault on religion and traditional values.” Read more here.
Polish Lawmakers Vote for Bill Criminalizing “Promoting Underage Sex.” Opponents claim the bill aims to ban sex education. Polish schools do not offer formal sex education but instead teach students how to “prepare for family life.” Read more here.
Rise in UK Same-Sex Couples Adopting as Charity Claims They Are More Willing to Care For ‘Harder to Place’ Children. According to the latest family court statistics, adoption orders by same-sex couples represented 12 percent of all adoptions in England and Wales in 2018/19. This is compared to just seven percent five years ago. Read more here.
Parents Angry Over Scottish Sex Education Lessons. Parents in Scotland have challenged Education Secretary John Swinney over sex education materials that “promote pornography” in the school curriculum. Read more here.
Most Teachers Quite Disturbed About Their Unions’ Push for Sexualization and Indoctrination of School Children. A 28-year veteran California teacher explained that most teachers are disturbed by the decades-long push to indoctrinate and oversexualize school children by teachers’ unions dedicated to far-left cultural and political causes and not the well-being of kids. Read more here.
UK Government Issues Advice on Handling School Protests Over LGBT Programs. The 21-page document was issued after continued protests outside schools over what many parents consider to be LGBT indoctrination of their children by the schools. Read more here.
Three STDs Reach All-Time Highs in the U.S., New CDC Report Says. For the fifth consecutive year, combined cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have risen in the United States, according to a Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more here.
Family Advocates Condemn Revised Alberta Schools Law for Failing to Protect Kids, Parental Rights. At issue is Bill 8, the Amended Education Act that repealed legislation that forbade schools from telling parents their child had joined a “gay/straight alliance” or GSA. But even though the bill was repealed, schools still have the power to decide if parents are notified. Read more here.
Teen Given Birth Control Implant at School Without Parents’ Permission. The teen was experiencing headaches and localized pain in her arm, and after a visit to a pediatrician, the mother was informed that the three-year contraceptive had been implanted incorrectly by a nurse at a school-based health center. Read more here.
Parents in Ghana Oppose Teaching Sex Education to Four-Year-Old Kids. Parents are pushing back against the introduction of a UN-supported comprehensive sexuality education program for children beginning at age four. Read more here.
Named Person Scheme Scrapped by Scottish Government. The Scottish government has dropped its controversial plan to appoint a named person to safeguard the welfare of every child in the country. Education Secretary John Swinney confirmed that he will withdraw the named person legislation. Read more here.
Study Finds Teens Who Hold Off on Dating Have Better Social Skills, Less Depressed. The study published in the Journal of School Health found that teens who had not dated during middle or high school displayed good social skills, low levels of depression, and generally fared equal to or better than their classmates who were dating. Read more here.
Critics Slam Ontario’s New Sex Ed for Promoting Homosexuality, Gender Theory, Masturbation. The new program has been denounced by pro-family groups that say it will harm children by sexualizing them at young ages and teaching radical gender ideology. Read more here.
States Allowing Children to Receive Controversial HPV Vaccine Against Parents’ Wishes. Despite the controversy surrounding the human papillomavirus vaccine, the New York state Department of Health changed regulations to allow all teens in New York to get the HPV vaccine without parental consent. Other states also allow the practice. Read more here.
Cohabiting and Same-Sex Couples Fastest-Growing Family Type in UK. According to data from the Office For National Statistics, the number of cohabiting couple families is growing faster than married couple families, up 25.8 percent over the decade. The number of same-sex couple families has grown by more than 50 percent since 2015, and the number of same-sex married couple families had risen more than fourfold. Read more here.
Hungary Offers Couples $35,000 For Having A Third Child. Hungary is experiencing a population implosion due to low childbearing rates. If it continues, there will not be enough workers to support its aging population. Read more here.
UN Women to Replace “Women” with “Gender.” The UN agency for women announced last week it is no longer focused on women’s rights but rather “equality of all genders,” including lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, questioning or queer, intersex, pan sexual, gender non-conforming, nonbinary, and “the full range of gender diversities that exist.” Read more here.
Elementary School Students in Canada Mistakenly Given Graphic Sex-Ed Booklet. A “safer sex guide” published by the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange was mistakenly distributed to students following a sex-ed class. The booklet includes sections on various sex acts, and allegedly uses graphic slang language for the sexual activities. The school district is issuing an apology to parents and providing counselling resources to students. Read more here.
California Implements Extreme New Sex Ed Curriculum. Teachers must “affirmatively recognize different sexual orientations and be inclusive of same-sex relationships in discussions,” and “teach about gender, gender expression, gender identity, and the harm of negative gender stereotypes.” Read more here.
Psychologists Form New Task Force to Normalize Polyamory. The American Psychological Association is forming a task force made up of psychologists based at California universities to study “awareness and inclusivity about consensual non-monogamy and diverse expressions of intimate relationships.” Read more here.
UN Women Calls Families “Dark” Place for Women. A report from the UN agency considers divorce, cohabitation, same-sex marriage, out-of-wedlock birth and adolescent sex “a positive reflection of women’s empowerment,” and family life “an ambivalent space for women and girls.” Read more here.
Study Finds Poor Family Relationships in Adolescence Can Have Severe Negative Health Consequences. The study used data from the Stockholm Birth Cohort study and was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. It found that poor family relationships in adolescence had an independent and long-lasting negative effect in terms of an increased risk of premature death, a range of adverse childhood experiences, and with adult somatic and mental health outcomes. Read more here.
U.S. Fertility Hits Lowest Rate Ever. According to data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there has been a further two-percent drop from 1.7655 children per woman in 2017 to 1.728 children per women in 2018, well below the normal replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman over the course of her life. Read more here.
Pinterest Labels Live Action’s Content As “Porn” then Permanently Suspends Account. Pinterest claimed the pro-life organization’s content was “harmful” and violated its policy on “misinformation.” Pinterest allows Planned Parenthood to promote their message. Read more here.
UN Budget Shortfalls Affecting the Work of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights announced that of the committees that oversee compliance of the legally binding treaties adopted by the UN General Assembly, six may have their 2019 sessions cancelled for financial reasons. Read more here.
World Health Organization Says One Million STDs Diagnosed Every Day. According to new data released by the World Health Organization, more than one million new cases of four sexually transmitted infections are contracted every day. The four infections are chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis, and on average, one in every 25 people globally has at least one of these STDs. Read more here.
Single Parent Adoptions in UK Reach Record High. The number of single parents adopting children hit its highest ever figure in 2018 at 962 a rise from 904 in 2017. It is believed that a combination of “greater societal acceptance of single-parent households” as well as celebrity single-parents who have adopted children are factors that have contributed to the rise. Read more here.
Study Finds 25 Percent of Girls Who Receive HPV Vaccine End Up Sterilized. The study of eight million women was published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. The study adds that many vaccine recipients have reported “primary ovarian failure” – girls in their teens and young women in their 20s are suffering late-stage menopause, triggered by the vaccine. Read more here.
Trump Administration to Reportedly Allow Federally Funded Adoption Agencies to Reject Same-Sex Couples. This would be a reversal of the previous administration’s policy of blocking federal funding for religious adoption organizations that refuse to serve same-sex couples. Read more here.
U.S. Birthrate Continues to Decline. For the fourth straight year, the number of births in the U.S. has fallen. Last year there were 3,788,235 births across the USA, the lowest number since 1986. The total fertility rate in was the lowest on record. Read more here.
Ireland Allows Same-Sex Couples to be Listed on Child’s Birth Certificate. President Michael Higgins signed the Civil Registration Bill 2019 into law, which will allow same-sex parents to have the option of either the terms ‘mother’ and ‘father’ on the birth certificate or to replace them with the term ‘parent’ . Read more here.
UK MP Says Birmingham LGBT Lessons “Not Age Appropriate.” The MP said he did not feel four or five-year-olds “could comfortably handle” discussions about sexuality. Parents have been protesting the graphic sex ed program in the schools. Read more here.
Sacramento Parents and Students Join Statewide Rallies Against New Sex Education Approach. More than 100 parents, students and community members marched outside the Sacramento County Office of Education, protesting California’s controversial new framework for sex education adopted earlier this month. Similar rallies are planned throughout the state. Read more here.
California Approves Controversial Sex Ed Guidelines Despite Parents’ Protest. The 700-page guidelines encourage classroom discussions about gender identity and LGBT relationships. Read more here.
Psychologist Says California Public Schools’ Sex-Ed Changes are “Horrific.” The state Department of Education approved the new guidelines for sexual education, including encouraging teachers to speak to kindergartners about gender identity and discussing explicit sexual acts with middle and high schoolers. Dr. Michael Kuiper, a clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience, spoke against the new curriculum, saying it will be very confusing to children. Read more here.
Arizona Resolution Declares Pornography a Public Health Crisis. Arizona joins at least 15 other states that have passed similar resolutions. The resolution called for efforts to prevent children from exposure to online pornography. Read more here.
Twitter Drops Southern Poverty Law Center. Twitter has distanced itself from the far-left SPLC, an organization that has designated numerous pro-life/pro-family organizations, including Family Watch International, as hate groups. Read more here.
Comprehensive Sex Ed Bill Stopped in Washington. The Planned Parenthood-backed bill would have provided graphic sexuality education for children starting in Kindergarten. Read more here.
Colorado Bill Would Ban Teaching Abstinence-Only Sex Ed in Public Schools. The bill, backed by Planned Parenthood would require “the relational or sexual experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals” to be taught among other controversial things. Read more here.
Poll Finds People Who Attend Church Are Happier Than Those Who Don’t. A Pew Research Center report found that those who identify with a religious group and regularly attend worship services tend to be happier and more civically engaged than those who do not. Read more here.
Prime Minister of Norway Urges Citizens to Have More Children. Prime Minister Erna Solberg expressed concern about the number of children being born and fewer taxpaying workers in the future. Norway’s birth rate is at the lowest point in 33 years. Read more here.