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Honorable John Lewis

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Babysitters & Tech: 5 Tips to Keep Kids Safe From Pornography

June 15, 2021

by Protect Young Minds StaffJun 8, 2021Prepare Kids to Reject Pornography The number for poison control is hanging on the fridge – check. You’re ready to hug your kids and wave…

NEW Netflix Parental Controls: Step-by-Step Guide to Update Your Settings!

June 2, 2021

by Protecting Young Minds Staff, date: June 1, 2021 Netflix provides some great content for kids, including educational titles. But it’s also got some questionable content, from objectification of children…

The Effects of Human Trafficking on the LGBTQ Community

June 2, 2021

By Ryan Roemerman, Executive Director, LGBTQ Institute – National Center for Civil and Human Rights From a young age, transgender people are targeted for harassment, discrimination and violence, simply because…

It’s Past Time To Shift Our Strategies

March 25, 2021

In 2001, youthSpark began from a “reactive” position (as the Juvenile Justice Fund) responding to the needs of minor victims criminalized with prostitution charges in Georgia by providing holistic support,…

IHTI Guest Column: Advocacy and Policy Development

February 23, 2021

Emory University’s Barton Child Law and Policy Center is proud to partner with the International Human Trafficking Institute and other key organizations including Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, the LGBTQ Institute, youthSpark, and Covenant…

Denton man sentenced to 15 years behind bars for selling teen girl for sex

February 12, 2021

By: Zaira Perez |Staff Writer A Denton man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Monday on charges related to child sex trafficking. William Adam Jonathan Smith, 31, was…