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SAVE THE DATE: Boycott Wendy’s Week of Action, November 15-21!

Time to get creative: Get ready to participate in a series of five, 1-minute virtual actions in support of the Wendy’s Boycott during next month’s national Week of Action, November 15-21! PLUS: San Francisco students and community members pay a visit to DoorDash headquarters to demand the company drop Wendy’s as a business partner and…

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Parent Alert! The Dangers of OnlyFans Plus 4 Ways to Defend Your Kids

Defend Young Minds Staff August 10, 2021 You’ve heard the stories, and now as a parent you need to know: What are the dangers of OnlyFans? Is it as bad for minors as it’s rumored to be? Yes it is. When a social media website makes the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s 2021 Dirty Dozen List, it’s time to sit…

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Protect Young Minds is now Defend Young Minds!

​ Protect Young Minds is now Defend Young Minds! Summertime and screen-time can be a scary combination. Consider these two facts: Increased screen time: Screen time is up during the summer for many kids. It’s a default activity. Increased risk of digital dangers: The more time kids spend online, the greater their risk of exposure to porn and contact from online predators.…

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

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 goodbye to the babysitter. But wait! Did you go over any rules to keep kids safe from pornography? Consider this: The minute a babysitter enters your…

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

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 in Cuties to soft core porn in Bridgerton. Because Netflix is not broadcast over the air, its content is not subject to broadcast standards that protect children. Every parent should…

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The Effects of Human Trafficking on the LGBTQ Community

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 of who they are. According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, 80% of those in Georgia who were out, or perceived as transgender, between…

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It’s Past Time To Shift Our Strategies

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, residential treatment, and meaningful opportunities. For the past 21 years, we have worked to shift our position and develop “proactive” responses to youth victimization and…

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IHTI Guest Column: Advocacy and Policy Development

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 House-Georgia in the Sparking Systemic Changecollaborative.  The collaborative is a team of academic and community partners joined by experience, expertise, and a steadfast commitment to shifting the conditions…

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