Ask Secretary Clinton to declare her opposition to sexual exploitation
Join me in asking Secretary Clinton to sign a Presidential Pledge that her commitment to protecting children from internet-enabled sexual exploitation.
Clinton’s campaign said she supported the goals of The Internet Safety Presidential Pledge but claimed that an internal policy prevents Secretary Clinton from signing the pledge. The GOP Presidential nominee, Donald Trump, signed the pledge. Will you join me in urging Secretary Clinton to sign the Pledge?
America’s children deserve to be protected from Internet-enabled sexual exploitation. On an issue this clear, Clinton should willingly and openly sign a pledge.
If both candidates were to sign this pledge, it would be the first time in history for both parties' nominees to agree, before elected, to ensure the aggressive enforcement of existing federal laws designed to prevent Internet crimes against children.
Regardless of your political affiliations, please join me in urging Secretary Clinton to declare her stance on this important issue!
The Internet has become a powerful educational and communications tool, placing vast new worlds of knowledge in the palm of our hands. Today’s youth have fully integrated the Internet into their daily lives, using technology as a pervasive platform for education, communication, interaction, exploration, and self–expression. The Internet opens its users to a world that is reflective of contemporary human life, providing access to what is good, beneficial, and enriching, but when unrestricted, it also opens doors to what is dangerous, obscene, violent and criminal.
Children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the impact of this broad spectrum of dangerous content and activity. Preventing the sexual exploitation of youth online requires a shared responsibility between the public, industry and government. A growing number of government commissions, task forces, scholars, and institutions have recognized the significant risks associated with unfettered Internet access by youth, and they have called upon governments, policy makers, caregivers, industry and educators to take action.
You can view the full Presidential Pledge and find more information about this movement at: http://enough.org/presidential_pledge. The pledge is sponsored by Enough is Enough, the leader in preventing children and families online.
Please join me in this personal effort to do everything possible to protect our children.
Donna Rice Hughes