The U.S. Senate plans to launch a meeting today for “Protecting Our Children Online,” an initiative aimed at safeguarding children’s online activities and protecting them from various forms of online risks.
Last year, there were over 21 million episodes of sexual exploitation against children by online predators. This can include improving online privacy and data protection, as well as restrictions on access to harmful or inappropriate content, and preventing online grooming and exploitation of children cyberbullying, inappropriate/pornographic content, and online sexual predators who aim to influence children.
The media and social media executives have decided to largely go the opposite direction, even going as far as to ban the use of the word “groomer.”
“Groomer” is a word for someone who uses various tactics to gain the trust of a child or young person with the intent of sexually exploiting them. However, the word to describe online predators was banned as a result of the instances of adult transgender people helping to normalize transgender ideology for children. As a result, the LGBTQ activists who intended to influence children were called groomers. In response, both Twitter and Reddit banned the word “groomer” in July of 2022, which
Today at 11:00AM: A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to discuss protecting children online.
Tune in live: https://t.co/YDwvozTGTK
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In recent years, there have been several policy and legislative efforts by governments and organizations around the world to protect children’s online safety. In the United States, several bills related to child protection online have been introduced in the Senate, including the EARN IT Act, the PROTECT Kids Act, and the Online Safety Modernization Act. These initiatives aim to address various online risks faced by children and strengthen regulations and law enforcement efforts to ensure their safety online.
Hello? There is a way to protect kids online. It’s called PARENTS.
Social media…but not Porn? Porn is corrupting our children. It is devastating to them. 18 and a credit card to watch porn or none of the rest of this will have any positive effect. There is no good reason to allow children to access Porn. It needs to be stopped 1st.