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
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."
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
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Enough Is Enough and MySpace Unveil New Internet Safety Ad in Times Square
March 30, 2010
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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
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
INTERNET SAFETY 101SM
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On February 17, 2010, EIE held the national launch of Internet Safety 101 via a virtual press event!
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
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