Porn found on educational school database
National Center on Sexual Exploitation director of communications Haley Halverson maintains that her organization became aware of the pornography problem with EBSCO Information Services – which supplies curriculum for schools – when a Colorado parent contacted them to say her son had been exposed to porn on the school’s online databases.
“It’s very disturbing material,” Halverson shares. “We see graphic results for elementary, middle and high school students regarding pornography – as well as articles linking to BDSM sex, group sex and other materials – that are definitely not age-appropriate.”
The expert on sexual exploitation acknowledges that EBSCO claims it has been working to clear up the problem, but she says despite their assurances, the problem still exists.
“They wrote us a letter saying they were confident that all sexually graphic materials were removed from their databases for schools,” Halverson recounts. “But within just 50 minutes, our researchers found 50 sexually graphic articles on those databases that are intended for middle and elementary school children.” (Caution: Above link is to a Youtube presentation of graphic images found in the EBSCO database.)
NCOSE recommends that parents wanting to learn more about the problem of students being exposed to pornography at schools – and what they can do to stop it – visit safeschoolssafelibraries.com.