Pillar Four: End the Demand for Children as Sexual Commodities

28 Feb 2019 1:46 PM | Catherine Townsend (Administrator)

Pillar Four: End the Demand for Children as Sexual Commodities

In March and April, the Prevention Coalition will be focusing its social media on ending the demand for children as sexual commodities. “End the Demand” is a wide-ranging subject that includes everything from addressing underage prostitution to changing societal norms defined by advertising and other cultural factors.

Prevention Coalition member, Cordelia Anderson, MA, is the primary content provider for the “End the Demand” campaign. Cordelia is an expert in this area, and offers programs on the subject through her consulting firm, Sensibilities, Inc. Also providing content is Prevention Coalition member, the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Their perspective and knowledge in preventing re-offending among sexual abusers is invaluable. Thank you to these sponsors!

Some of the social media topics that will be included:

·         Visits to Pornhub – which is only ONE website - totaled 33.5 billion over the course of 2018, an increase of 5 billion visits over 2017.  https://tinyurl.com/ybztgdbp

·         Our communities deserve evidence-based laws, policies, public education, and behavioral interventions that enhance community safety and minimize the risk of an individual sexually reoffending.https://tinyurl.com/y57hhy4e

·         The Sex Buyer Act in five European countries includes the criminalization of buying sex acts, the decriminalization of selling sex acts and support services for those exploited. https://tinyurl.com/y3xky97p

·         Yesterday’s pornography is today’s main stream media and pornography” – Cordelia Anderson.

·         In most modern societies, sex is ubiquitously commoditized. Advertisements—whether for vodka or a cell phone—link sex to consumption. https://tinyurl.com/y2rtdvo3

·         [The US Justice Department of Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS)]works to deter and eradicate the production, distribution and possession of child pornography.https://tinyurl.com/jmkavop

 


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