IT STARTED WITH A FILM …

Sexual exploitation and trafficking are often considered faraway problems that happen to faraway children. But the truth is that crimes of sexual violence against children - that rob our kids of safe and happy childhoods - are happening right now in North America.

Without a foundation of public awareness, the right laws will never pass and services for children will never be unlocked. Our feature-length documentary, PLAYGROUND: The Child Sex Trade in America (Executive Produced by Abigail Disney, Lauren Embrey, George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Steven Soderbergh), is an unflinching look at sexual exploitation in our own backyard and a call to action for communities to do more.

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LET’S END THIS: PREVENTION EDUCATION

Forensic Pediatrician Sharon Cooper is quoted in PLAYGROUND as saying, “If you aren’t talking to your kids about sex, then someone else is.” To prevent the sexual exploitation of children, it is critical that we reach children before exploiters do.

Exploiters count on the absence of education about healthy sexuality. They use disguises online with impunity, confident that our kids miscalculate the safety of their digital worlds. They exploit emotional vulnerability among our teens. Their threats to expose, violate, bully or otherwise harm our kids go unchallenged because many young people believe offenders when they say they have no choice.

Nest is committed to disrupting the exploiters’ tools and making sure that every child we reach and teach - and the adults in their lives - understand exploiters’ tactics, can identify proactive protective strategies, and have the opportunity to contribute to the movement to end child sexual violence.

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Sextortion


Sextortion is a serious crime that occurs when someone threatens to distribute your private and sensitive material if you don’t provide them images of a sexual nature, sexual favors, or money.
 
 
 
 

CONSENT


Consent is when someone agrees, gives permission, or says "yes" to sexual activity with others. Consent is always freely given. Copyright ©2015 Emmeline May and Blue Seat Studios https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbei5JGiT8
 
 
 
 

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