April 7, 2010


Thank you for standing with us as we labor to protect children from the online dangers they should never face.  On June 7, 1995, I stood in front of congressional leaders and the press core in the Senate Russell Caucus Room on Capitol Hill where I shared the following:

Unfortunately, the worst and most deviant forms of illegal pornography have invaded our home, offices and schools via the computer.  Computers have emerged as the leading-edge technology for the distribution of hard-core and child pornography. This is due to the low risk of law enforcement detection, speed of transmission and ease of access for both children and adults.  Children today are increasingly computer literate, in most cases, much more so than their parents. Any child with a computer and a modem can access pornographic material in seconds, and once they've seen it, it can't be erased from their minds.  Just as disturbing is the fact that we cannot protect ourselves or our children from those who derive sexual pleasure from viewing this toxic material.

I used to ask, how many children will fall through the cracks, how many lives will be destroyed, until we collectively stand up and say Enough Is Enough?  Fifteen years later, I am asking the same question.  Since the Internet became public, our children have been spoon-fed a steady diet of hard-core pornography via the Internet, with no laws or barriers of entry.  Kids have been accessing pornography, for FREE, both intentionally, but mostly accidentally, that their own parents would have a hard time buying on the seedy side of town in a triple x-rated bookstore.

We have been fighting an uphill battle since I began my work at Enough Is Enough in 1994.  Evil has been allowed to flourish, for the most part unchecked. Even the Supreme Court has turned a blind eye to the ever-increasing evidence of the epidemic of Internet pornography and its negative impact on our youth.

I interviewed 12 teenage girls and boys as we were making our Internet safety 101 video teaching series.  They told me stories about how they were lured into viewing pornography, their addictions to Internet pornography and the devastating impact pornography had on their relationships, body image and sexual health.  One beautiful, all-American girl named Courtney shared: "It does make them curious, just like a little girl when she watched Cinderella, you know, she wants to be just like her, and kids that watch porn, they want to be just like them."

A report released in March by the Witherspoon Institute quantifies the very real and present dangers of pornography on children, women and men.   The multi-disciplinary, academic review found that today's consumption of pornography fuels the breakdown of families, the abuse of children and the desensitization of the viewer to more deviant, graphic and bizarre types of pornography.  Pornography, as the study found, is "deforming the sexual development of young viewers and is used to exploit children and adolescents".

No matter how hard we try, we cannot completely protect ourselves and our loved ones in a culture that permits this material to flourish.  We must all take responsibility for what has happened and join together to stop this epidemic. After having sacrificed an entire generation to the destructive impact of hard-core pornography, it's about time we all collectively say, Enough Is Enough!


Together we can make a difference,

Donna Rice Hughes
President, Enough Is Enough


Media Appearances

Parents' Vigilance is Key to Keeping Kids Safe Online

Katy Sun, March 22, 1010


Pornography's Impact on Kids

Pilgrim Radio, March 17, 2010

New Website is Dangerous for Kids

WTHR/NBC, March 16, 2010

Internet Safety 101: Protecting Your Kids

CBN, March 10, 2010

Web 2.0 Runs Way Too Wild

Washington Times, March 8, 2010

Internet Predators

Townhall.com, March 3, 2010

Internet Safety 101

Coral Ridge Ministries, March 2, 2010

Internet Safety 101

Front Page Radio, March 2, 1010

Shutting Out Cyberstalkers

The Washington Times, March 1, 2010

Porn Prosecution Low, Parental Involvement Crucial

One News Now, March 2, 2010

Internet Safety 101

Path Radio, Impact News, WCDR-FM, February 28, 2010

From Cyber-Scared to Cyber-Savvy

One News Now, February 25, 2010

Do You Know Your Internet Safety 101?

Security Tips and Talk Blog, February 24, 2010

Should You Be Concerned if Your Child's New BFF asks her to GNOC and TDTM and eventually MIRL?

AT&T Blog, February 25, 2010

Alert! Craigslist is No Place for Kids

Kidproof Canada, February 23, 2010

Fighting Porn with Safety Net

The Washington Times, February 22, 2010

EIE President Donna Rice Hughes and 101 Featured Expert Alicia Kozakiewicz talk about Internet Safety

Fox and Friends, February 19, 2010

Tyrone Police Support Internet Safety 101

Fayette County News, February 17, 2010

Internet Safety Not Child's Play

Rapid City  Journal, February 17, 2010

Press Releases

Enough Is Enough and MySpace Unveil New Internet Safety Ad in Times Square
March 30, 2010

Enough Is Enough Highlights New Report as Wake-Up Call to Parents
March 17, 2010

Enough Is Enough Launches National Multimedia Program to Help Parents Protect Kids from Cybersex, Predators, Bullies and Other Online Dangers
February 17, 2010

Upcoming Events

Internet Safety 101 Parent Training
April 20, 2010, Virginia Beach, VA

Faith-based Leader Partnership Training
April 29, 2010, Richmond, VA

Internet Safety 101 Parent Training
May 3, 2010, Annapolis, MD


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On February 17, 2010, EIE held the national launch of Internet Safety 101 via a virtual press event!
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February 17th marked the official launch of EIE's national Internet Safety 101 Program.  The press event (which you can watch in full on our YouTube channel) featured footage from the DVD teaching series and compelling testimony from some of those included throughout the 101 Program, including: "Rene", whose son suffered addiction to pornography; Alicia, survivor of a sexual predator; Holly Hawkins, Director for Consumer Privacy and Child Safety with AOL, and Dianne Florence, Past President of the Virginia PTA.

To see pictures from the event and to read the testimony from our speakers, click here.

Click HERE to begin viewing the launch on YouTube!

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About Enough Is Enough

Enough Is Enough (EIE) a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, emerged in 1994 as the national leader on the front line of efforts to make the Internet safer for children and families.  Since then, EIE has pioneered and led the effort to confront online pornography, sexual predation and other dangers associated with the evolving web with innovative initiatives and effective communications.  EIE's Internet safety 101 Program is a comprehensive, multi-media program that addresses the critical need for parental education and empowerment to protect kids.