Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The California Supreme Court voted overwhelmingly 6-1 to uphold Prop 8 which was to amend the state's constitution to include that marriage is between one man and one woman.
Thanks to the California Protect Marriage Coalition and all the citizens in California for their efforts and money!
Friday, May 22, 2009
You probably didn't know that Wednesday was declared 'Porn Day' on YouTube. YouTube had an onslaught of porn clips uploaded to the video sharing website even though YouTube has a filter system and a team of employees dedicating to removing porn. The porn videos were tagged with kid friendly names like the Jonas Brothers.
YouTube has removed the videos, but it may take a few days for all of the images to be deleted.
Stories here and here.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Cox Communications is leading the efforts to help keep your children safe online and on their cell phones. Their program is called Take Charge! and gives comprehensive, in depth information on what parents need to know.
Parents- You need to take the time to review the contents on this website. Your kids are not as safe as you think. You need to take control of the Internet, TV and cell phone. It's time to sit down with your child and discuss what's appropriate and the consequences of sending or viewing obscene pictures.
Parents click here to find the parental controls.
Learn more about Internet safety.
Or click here to learn more about cell phone safety.
We'll discuss this more in depth in future blog posts.
Thanks Cox Communications!!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
From Fox News-
A new survey, conducted by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and CosmoGirl.com, uncovered some alarming figures. The survey of more than 1,200 volunteers aged 13 to 26 found that 20 percent of teenagers have either sent or posted nude or semi-nude pictures or videos of themselves, while another 48 percent said they have received such messages.
Read more here.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
According to the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force there is a growing number of Internet crimes against children in Arizona: 2001-2008.
Arizona reports of Internet crimes against children have grown dramatically in the past several years. In 2008, the Arizona ICAC received 4,222 reported incidents, up from 832 in 2007. Most of the reports involved either unlawful images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors or the luring of minors for sexual exploitation.
The numbers highlight the need for increased enforcement of these serious crimes.
The Arizona Family Council announced that its president, Jeremy Geigle, has been appointed to serve on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Online Safety and Technology Working Group – a working group with the charge of keeping children and families safe online.
Geigle was appointed as one among thirty other private sector groups and child and family advocacy leaders from across the nation. These members will work with federal agencies to evaluate and make recommendations on how to increase and implement safety online.
“Now is the time to do all we can to educate, implement technology, and save our children from the danger that lurks online. I am honored to collaborate with members off this working group, who have children’s online safety as a first priority.”
As an attorney, Mr. Geigle has worked with juveniles that have been victimized by online adult content and child pornography. As president of AZ Family Council, he has introduced legislation to protect children online and worked to educate and empower families, parents, and the community in dealing with Internet safety.