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WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING INTERNET PORNOGRAPHY & PREDATORS Prepared by Donna Rice Hughes for First Lady Laura Bush’s Staff (Presentation copyrighted) August 9, 2001 Overview Internet Dangers (vs. Benefits) Cyber-Sex & Addiction Access to Inappropriate Material

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white house briefing
WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING

INTERNET

PORNOGRAPHY & PREDATORS

Preparedby Donna Rice Hughes for First Lady Laura Bush’s Staff

(Presentation copyrighted)

August 9, 2001

overview
Overview
  • Internet Dangers (vs. Benefits)
  • Cyber-Sex & Addiction
  • Access to Inappropriate Material
  • Pedophiles’ Access to Children
  • An Overview of Solutions
youth internet access
YOUTH INTERNET ACCESS
  • 17 million youth ages 12-17 years online in 1998 & expected to grow to more than 42 million by 2003 (Time Magazine May 10, 1999)
  • 1 in 4 kids participate in Real Time Chat (FamilyPC Survey, 2000)
  • 13 million youth use Instant Messaging(Pew 6/01)
  • 95% of parents surveyed have Internet access at home
  • (FamilyPC Survey, 2000)
internet dangers a tool used for good or evil
INTERNET DANGERS (A tool used for good or evil)

1.Free and easy access to inappropriate and illegal content in homes, schools and libraries:

-Pornography (child porn, obscenity, harmful to minors)

-Violence

-Bomb-making

-Hate speech

2. Predators have easy and anonymous access to unsuspecting kids

the cybersex industry
THE CYBERSEX INDUSTRY
  • Online pornography is the first consistently successful e-commerce product (C-net, 4/28/99)
  • Forbes Magazine reports Internet porn at $1.5 billion (Forbes, 6/14/99)
  • Commercial porn sites post free “teaser” images to entice the viewer
cyber sex
CYBER-SEX
  • MSNBC/Stanford/Duquesne Study, 2000
    • 60% of all web-site visits are sexual in nature
    • Sex is the # 1 searched word online
    • 25 million Americans visit cyber-sex sites between 1-10 hours per week. Another 4.7 million in excess of 11 hours per week. MSNBC/Stanford/Duquesne Study, Washington Times 1/26/ 00)
students cybersex
STUDENTS & CYBERSEX
  • Students were most at risk for cybersex compulsions
  • Due to a combination of increased access to computers, more private leisure time, & developmental stage characterized by increased sexual awareness & experimentation. (All stats from MSNBC/Stanford/Duquesne Study, 2000)
unintentional access
UNINTENTIONAL ACCESS
  • Misspelled Words- (shareware vs. sharware)
  • Innocent Searches- (toys, boys, pets, etc)
  • Stealth Sites- (whitehouse.com; coffeebeansupply.com; teenagershideout.com; http://clothingcatalog.com; watersports.com)
  • Brand Name Misuse (Disney, Nintendo, Barbie, Levis, etc)
  • Unsolicited E-mail- 30% of all spam is from pornographers
  • Chat Rooms & Instant Messages
pornographer s use of brand names
Pornographer’s Use of Brand Names
  • 25% of porn sites are estimated to use popular brand names in search engine magnets, metatags and links- Disney, Nintendo, and Barbie(Cyveillance Survey, 1999)
  • 26 popular children’s characters, such as Pokemon, My Little Pony & Action Man, revealed thousands of links to porn sites
  • 30% were hard-core (Envisional 2000)
statistics
... STATISTICS
  • 1 in 4 youth ages 10-17 had unwanted exposure to porn in the last year (Online Victimization, NCMEC, June 2000)
  • 62% of parents are unaware that their children had accessed objectionable sites(Yankelovitch Partner Survey, 9/30/99)
  • Mouse-trapping
coffeebeansupply com free teaser images in each category
COFFEEBEANSUPPLY.COMFree Teaser Images in each Category
  • Animal; stories;gay; anal;www.sex.com;oral;alt.sex; sex.com;teen; pictures; gals; pics;chicks; indian;black;with animals; fuck; stories;interracial;pictures; hot; pics; lesbian;group; hardcore;asian;adult;cartoon;dog;live; phone; preteen; teenage; etc
yahoo and child porn
YAHOO! and CHILD PORN
  • Yahoo’s Clubs, Members Directories and Geocities sites host child porn and encourage child sex abusers
  • Yahoo! Family Incest Club
  • Yahoo! Rape Club
  • Yahoo! Incest Directory
  • Yahoo! Child Pornography Crimes Directory
harms
HARMS
  • *Affects attitudes, choices and behavior
  • *Demeans children, women and men
  • *Cheap counterfeit for love, intimacy & commitment
  • *Stages of Sex Addiction
  • -Objectification
  • -Desensitization
  • -Addiction (drug of choice; skinner box effect)
  • -Acting out (public safety issue)
predators online
PREDATORS ONLINE
  • Pedophiles’ & Predators’ Anonymous Access to Children
  • Easy Access to Child Pornography
  • Virtual Validation
  • Virtual Molestation
  • Trade Secrets & Teaching Tools
  • Avoidance of Law Enforcement Detection
child pornography
Child Pornography
  • 345% increase in child pornography sites between 2/2001 - 7/2001(N2H2 press release, 8/01)
  • New child porn sites at rate of 8/day (N2H2 press release, 8/01)
  • There are in excess of 40,000 individual URLs containing child pornography, pedophilia and pro-pedophilia content.(Safeguarding Our Children- United Mothers & CyberAngels “Our Kids In Danger List”, 2000.)
online victimization a report on the nation s youth
Online Victimization: A Report on the Nation’s Youth
  • 1 in 5 received sexual solicitation or approach in last year
  • 1 in 33 received AGGRESSIVE sexual solicitation -(Asked to meet, called them via phone, sent mail, money or gifts)
  • 25% of youth who received sexual solicitation told a parent
  • Less than 10% of sexual solicitation and 3% unwanted porn exposure reported the incident to authorities
  • (Sample of 1,501 youth ages 1-17 who use Internet regularly)
who are the perpetrators
Who are the perpetrators?
  • Juveniles-
          • 48% of overall solicitations
          • 48% of aggressive solicitations
  • Adult solicitors-
          • Most of the “adult” solicitors were ages 18-25
          • 24% of solicitations
          • 34% of aggressive solicitations
pornography tool used by pedophiles
PORNOGRAPHY- Tool used by Pedophiles
  • to arouse the child,
  • to lower the child’s inhibitions,
  • to demonstrate to their victims what they want them to do,
  • to communicate that a particular sexual activity is okay.
three prong solution
THREE PRONG SOLUTION
  • A shared responsibility between the
  • Public- Parents, Schools, Libraries
  • Technology Industry
      • Legal Community- Law Enforcement & Public Policy
  • Each provides an essential layer of protection
public prong
PUBLIC PRONG

ROLE OF PARENTS, TEACHERS, & LIBRARIANS

-Awareness, education and empowerment

-Safety Rules and Software tools- Both are essential, one without the other is ineffective

-Schools and libraries must take appropriate measures to protect kids online. Acceptable use policies must be combined with filtering software. (CIPA passed 12/00)

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HOME
  • Parents are first line of defense, but can’t do it alone
  • 1 in 2 parents don’t use protective software (FamilyPC, 2000)
  • 58% prefer parental guidance instead of protective software (SafeKids/NetFamilyNews, 2001)
public libraries
PUBLIC LIBRARIES

-Public Libraries had 82 million Internet sessions- annual porn incident rate of between 400,000 and 2 million(Dangerous Access, 2000)

- The pedophile monitoring group PedoWatch.org has confirmed that on-line pedophiles are telling each other to use public libraries to download child pornography (Lake Oswego, Oregon)

- 7,000 porn sites accessed in 2 days in Chesterfield, Va’s 9 public libraries. Board of Supervisors voted to filter all terminals(June 2001)

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DANGEROUS ACCESS REPORT- Uncovering Internet Pornography in Public Libraries

-Incident Reports & Patron Complaints

#

Child Accessing Pornography

472

Adult Accessing Pornography

962

Adult Exposing Children to Pornography

106

Adult Accessing Inappropriate Material

225

Attempted Molestation

5

Child Porn Being Accessed

41

filtering in public libraries
Filtering in Public Libraries
  • 3,711 Public Libraries offer filtering, increase of 121% between 1998 and 2000
  • 1 in 4 Public Libraries offer filtering

(National Academy of Library Science, 2000)

filtering in schools
Filtering in Schools
  • ASCD survey found 90% of educators favored filtering in schools(Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, “Education Leadership”, ASCD, Vol. 58, No. 8, May 2001)
  • 1 in 4 parents think their child’s school is using protective software(FamilyPC, 2000)
  • 30-50% of all schools use filtering technology (IDC, 2000)
  • 90% of public schools are connected to the Internet(President Bill Clinton, Democratic National Convention, 2000)
technology prong
TECHNOLOGY PRONG
  • WHAT CAN THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY DO?
    • Develop technological solutions
    • Implement technological solutions
    • Corporate family friendly policy
    • Choose not to offer newsgroups offering child pornography & obscenity
    • Cooperate with law enforcement
technology tools
TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
  • Desktop solutions - filtering, monitoring
  • Server based filtering- (FamilyClick)
  • “Go lists/Suggest lists” - (Internet Kids & Family Yellow Pages)
  • Closed white lists- Pre-approved sites
  • Safe Search Engines - (AJKids.com)
  • Content Rating - (ICRA)
  • Filtering solutions are not 100% effective
acting out
Acting Out
  • 11/98- 11-year-old Josh had been looking at graphic violent porn on the Internet for 20 minutes immediately before stabbing 8-year-old Maddie Clifton to death.
  • 6/29/98- 13-year-old (boy) was in the Phoenix Burton Barr Library viewing porn on the Internet. He followed 4 year old into the bathroom and asked the younger boy to give him oral sex. (Dangerous Access 2000)
legal prong government law enforcement
LEGAL PRONG GOVERNMENT & LAW ENFORCEMENT
  • No Internet obscenity prosecutions under Reno
  • Aggressive enforcement of current laws (child porn, obscenity, child stalking laws)
  • Federal, State, & Local cooperation
  • Law enforcement training
  • International law enforcement cooperation
  • The public should not have to shoulder the burden of protecting against illegal content and criminal activity
operation avalanche august 6 2001
Operation Avalanche (August 6, 2001)
  • Largest online child porn ring busted
  • 250,000 subscribers
  • Operated out of Fort Worth
  • 100 subscribers arrested
  • Owner sentenced to 1,335 yrs
  • DOJ, US Postal Inspector Service and Dallas Police joint effort
legislation in the courts
Legislation in the Courts
    • Child Online Protection Act (COPA)-Adult verification required on porn sites-ACLU, ALA challenge-enjoined
    • Child Pornography Protection Act- Extend law to include computer-generated child porn. Supreme Ct to hear Fall 2001
    • Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA)-Requires Schools & Libraries to filter-ACLU & ALA challenge
  • New Laws and Rulemaking: Spam, Deceptive Marketing Tactics, Mousetrapping
we must work together to safeguard children families
We Must Work Together to Safeguard Children & Families
  • A shared responsibility between the public, the technology industry and the legal community is essential.
  • COPA Commission recommendations included:
    • Aggressive law enforcement
    • A government sponsored national public awaremess and education campaign
resources
RESOURCES
  • FamilyClick.com
  • Kids Online: Protecting Your Children in Cyberspace (English, Korean, Spanish)
  • www.protectkids.com
    • Abbreviated version of Kids Online
    • Resources for parents, educators, gov’t officials
    • Resources for sex & pornography addiction
    • Reporting cybercrime
for consideration by the first lady
For Consideration by the First Lady
  • Adopt Internet Safety Issue
  • Help Raise Public Awareness
  • Help Educate Parents, Grandparents, Teachers and Librarians
    • FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHILDREN THANK YOU,
    • Donna Rice Hughes- Internet Safety Advocate, Author, COPA Commissioner, FamilyClick Spokesperson