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Join a panel of legislative experts and anti-exploitation advocates as they discuss how proposed federal legislation, the EARN IT Act, has the capacity to hold tech companies accountable and offer stronger online protection for children.

The panel includes Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan, Vice President of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation directing public policy efforts at the federal and state level; Rick Lane, tech policy expert, child safety advocate, and the founder and CEO of IGGY Ventures LLC; and Chris McKenna, founder of Protect Young Eyes, a former middle school youth director, and author of multiple resources for families and churches, including “Parenting the Internet Generation, Exposed: Breaking the Silence of Porn (for teens)”, and “Ready: How to Heal and Protect Your Ministry from Pornography.”

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Join us for this discussion focused on the necessity to reauthorize protections for human trafficking survivors on a federal level. From funding to housing to immigration relief, legislation is still pending in Congress. Find out why and what can be done. Kristi Wells will be the expert featured during this discussion. Wells is a co-founder and has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Safe House Project for three years. Prior to Safe House Project, Wells spent 12 years in marketing and advertising with Gannette Co. and Tribune Media. She has a bachelors in journalism from Texas Christian University. She is a military spouse, mother of three and an ardent defender of the vulnerable.

* You will receive an email with the zoom platform registration. Access to this session will be available on zoom. Check your spam folder if you do not receive access in your inbox. If you have difficulties, please contact Melinda Sampson at melinda@encstophumantrafficking.org

NSVRC focuses on online safety for 2022 Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Last month, the Biden administration reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act, just in time for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual violence is an issue that affects nearly half a million Americans every year, and it is not limited to in-person settings. In an age of constant connection, the risk of bullying and abuse is greatly increased.

EARN IT Act is Reintroduced
EARN IT Act is Reintroduced

We are happy to see that the EARN IT Act (Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technology) was reintroduced in the Senate on January 31, 2022 by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Lindsay Graham, along with a host of Democratic and Republican legislators.

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