April 4, 2012

Dear friends,

 

I wish I could address each of you by name, but such is the dilemma of a newsletter to all of you. I do know so many of you personally and I want to take a moment to thank you for joining us in our efforts to make the Internet safer for children and families.

 

"Street Gang Charged With Running High School Prostitution Ring" 

You constantly hear from us, "No Child Is Immune" from sexual exploitation. Yet even I am sometimes surprised... this article came out about a street gang operating in Fairfax County Virginia who  force high school girls to prostitute themselves with up to , threatening them with violence and rape if they did not comply. The gang "peruses school yards, social media sites and public transportation stops for 16, 17 and 18-year-old girls,[...] The teens would then be forced to go door to door offering sex to strangers... up to 10 strangers a night." Click here to read more. I have lived in Fairfax County for over 25 years and EIE headquarters are located here as well. Yes, our kids are facing real threats, on the Internet, at school and in our own backyard. Will you help us protect them?

 

Your moral and financial support means so much to all of us at EIE. We are a small team making a big difference. We have been pioneers on Internet safety issues since 1994 and it's not always easy, but it's so necessary.

 

We are able to make the tremendous impacts we do because of you. You are part of our winning strategy. Please take the time to read about our efforts in March and coming up in April. Your dollars are paying great dividends.

 

If you haven't already supported us financially in 2012, will you do so now? You can call us at 1-888-744-0004, or you can simply donate online.

  

For the sake of the Children,

 Donna's Signature

Donna Rice Hughes

President & CEO, Enough Is Enough

Executive Producer & Host, Internet Safety 101

 What We're Up To: 
Children and Tech Advisory Summit at GoogleGoogle Logo

 

EIE President Donna Rice Hughes and Vice President Jack Hughes participated in Google's Children and Tech Advisory Summit in Mountain View, CA where a group of advisors working in the Internet and technology space came together for a day of focused discussion and feedback on Google's products, policies and programs. EIE has participated as an Internet safety expert in the Google Summit since 2010.  

War on Illegal Pornography Coalition Updates

Presidential Candidates to Take a Stand

EIE has played a proactive role on the War on Illegal Pornographya national coalition comprised of more than 125 organizations fighting for the enforcement of current laws. We encourage all Presidential candidates running in 2012 to make a strong commitment to enforce our nation's obscenity laws and support prosecution efforts against p*rn*graphers who produce and distribute hard-core illegal adult p*rn*graphy material that threatens the innocence of our children. Click here for more information and to see candidates' response to our efforts. 

   

Call on Congress to Begin Hearings on Harms From Pornography

Letter signed by more than 5,000 leaders hand-delivered to Congress on Wednesday, April 4, 2012.

 

The letter is the latest in a series of efforts in the War on Illegal Pornography. The coalition was responsible for gathering the names on the letter, which is available here.

 

NOTE: EIE is a non-partisan not for profit organization and we do not endorse political candidates. We believe that our elected officials should make the prosecution of obscenity a priority. 

Guest Author on EIE Blog: Frederick Lane, "Cybertraps for the Young"

 

EIE is pleased to announce that author and attorney Frederick Lane will be writing a series of guest posts on the EIE blog.

 

Cybertraps for the Young

Please enjoy an excerpt from Fred's most recent book, "Cybertraps for the Young":

 

Our children are growing up in a world that is awash in remarkable digital technology. [...] It's no wonder that post-Web/Millennial children are often referred to as "digital natives," implying (correctly) that the rest of us are just strangers in an increasingly strange land.

 

Click here to read more and download the first chapter of the book for free.

National Coalition to Protect Child Sexual Abuse National Plan

We are proud to announce the release of the National Coalition to Protect Child Sexual Abuse's National Plan.

 

EIE is a member of this worthwhile coalition which is comprised of more than 30 national organizations and individuals with expertise in the field of sexual abuse prevention. For more information on The National Coalition, or to view the 2012 National Plan, visit www.preventtogether.org

EIE in the News:
"Education in America," USA Today

 

EIE President and CEO Donna Rice Hughes is the featured Internet Safety expert in "Education in America." This publication is a 12-page stand-alone supplement in USA Today reaching over 1.2 million readers was released on March 29, 2012. 

 

Click here to read the full article and see below the ad that was featured in the publication. 

 USA Today Ad

Click the image above for your free Internet Safety 101 Rules 'N Tools Guide. 

"Am I Ugly?" Videos,
Today Show

 EIE President Donna Rice Hughes joined Ann Curry on the Today Show to discuss the topic of teens and tweens posting on Facebook, YouTube, and other social networking sites asking if they are pretty or ugly and the issues, including online predators and cyberbullies that these teens face. Watch the interview below.

Today  Troubling teen trend  'Am I ugly ' videos
EIE President Donna Rice Hughes
 on the Today Show

 

There has been a trend of girls seeking approval and affirmation from others by posting videos of themselves on YouTube and other video sharing sites. When girls post these videos online they are making themselves vulnerable to bullying, online predators, and trolls. An Internet troll is an abusive user who promotes fighting and delights in causing disharmony and conflict between other users. As parents and caregivers it is our responsibility to be the first line of defense and make sure that these young girls are affirmed and loved for who they truly are so they do not feel the need to seek this approval from complete strangers in cyberspace. Tell your children you love them. If you don't, someone else will. 

"When Enough was Enough", Salvo Magazine 

 

EIE President Donna Rice Hughes is featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Salvo Magazine. Here is an excerpt from the article "When Enough was Enough":

 

Hughes is passionate about her work, and about the cause of Internet safety. She believes that, to some degree, there's still a "boys will be boys" mentality when it comes to pornography. [...] She says that parents need to understand how aggressive the pornographers are and how they go after kids. "I came from the days when Lucy and Desi didn't even sleep in the same bed. Today kids can be exposed to hardcore pornography at the touch of a button on their laptop or smart phone."

 

Click here to continue reading. 

EIE featured on
Sexual Recovery Institute Blog
 
  

Excerpt:

"National speakers, like Donna Rice Hughes, leader of the Enough is Enough program, are helping parents understand how real the threat is and how to prevent their child from viewing the materials or developing a life-destructive addiction. "

 

Click here to continue reading.

Altitude Media Radio Spot

 

 

American Airlines Logo

This March and April, Donna Rice Hughes, president and CEO of Enough Is Enough, is being featured on the Executive Report, American Airlines' exclusive talk radio programming. The Executive Report features interviews with CEO's from around the globe. 

 

Click here to listen to the interview.

Community Events:
Women for Decency
Women For Decency
 
Internet Safety 101 Training
Salt Lake City, UT - April 28, 2012 

Join EIE Utah Partner, Women for Decency for their Internet Safety 101 Training. Twelve leaders from Women for Decency participated in our 101 train the trainer workshop in January. 

Click here for more information and to register.

  

Uplift Utah Families Conference

Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT - May 4-5 2012

Attend the First Lady's Parenting Conference & Expo. "Family Mechanics 101" will feature an expo with food, entertainment and exhibitors alongside workshops and speakers presenting the latest in effective parenting including the Enough Is Enough acclaimed Internet Safety 101 program taught by Ambassador Jan Garbett, President of Women for Decency. 

More information on the conference can be found here.

The Salvation Army National Social Services and Disaster Management Conference

Glendale, AZ - March 26, 2012

 

Alesia Adams Salvation Army Event
Certified Internet Safety 101 Ambassador Alesia Adams and Internet Safety 101 Facilitator Claranne Meitrott led two Internet Safety 101 Workshops at The Salvation Army National Social Services and Disaster Management Conference in Glendale, Arizona. 
Louise Archer Elementary School
Vienna, VA- March 22, 2012

 

EIE Executive Director Alan Fischer led parents in an hour and a half Internet Safety 101 Workshop at Louise Archer Elementary School in Vienna, Virginia.

 

Dominion Christian School

Oakton, VA- March 13, 2012

 

EIE Executive Director Alan Fischer led parents in a two hour Internet Safety 101 Workshop at Dominion Christian School in Oakton, Virginia. 

Are you interested in becoming an Internet Safety 101 Facilitator or Ambassador?
SAVE THE DATE!

 

Join us on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 for our National Train-the-Trainer event at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia for basic and advanced Internet Safety 101 Trainings. CEO and President Donna Rice Hughes will guide adult participants through the Internet dangers confronting children including pornography, sexual predators, and cyberbullies, as well as keeping kids safe on the web, social networking sites, gaming sites, and mobile devices using EIE's Internet Safety 101 multi-media curriculum. 

 

Click here for more information and to register.

 

INTERNET SAFETY 101

 

Educate. Equip. Empower. 
 
Internet Safety 101 Facilitator's Kit
 Click HERE to learn more!


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In This Issue
Google Summit
WOIP Coalition Updates
Guest Blogger: Fred Lane
NCPCSA National Plan
USA Today: Education in America
Today Show: Am I Ugly? Videos
Salvo Magazine: When Enough was Enough
SRI Blog: Internet Safety expert featured
CNN American Airlines Radio Spot
Women for Decency Upcoming Events
Salvation Army NSSDM Conference
Louise Archer Elementary School
Dominion Christian School
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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.

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