The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) endexploitationmovement.com
Kristen A. Jenson shares kid-friendly and appropriate ways to explain pornography: what it is, why it’s dangerous and a 5-point plan to reduce exposure. She offers a script for parents to facilitate these difficult conversations. She stresses the importance of proactive parenting, or not waiting for children to be exposed before discussing this important issue with them.
Mrs. Jenson holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a master’s degree in Organizational Communication. A late night conversation with a distraught mother sparked her passion for empowering kids to reject pornography. Her book, “Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids” (pornproofkids.com/good-pictures-bad-pictures/), co-authored with Dr. Gail Poyner, provides parents with a comfortable read-aloud story that teaches kids what pornography is, why it’s dangerous and the specific steps kids need to take to reject it. Mrs. Jenson also enjoys speaking, teaching and blogging at PornProofKids (pornproofkids.com).
The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) is focused on bringing a diverse spectrum of people together to solve and end the complex social issue of sexual exploitation. Members of the coalition create a unified front when faced with these seemingly insurmountable issues. As of September 2014, there are 280 national, state and local organizations in the Coalition.
CESE combines child advocacy, Internet safety, pro-family, prevention, education, women’s rights and feminist activists, recovery groups, law enforcement, anti-trafficking groups, state policy, and technology groups together, as well as health and science experts and religious leaders.
Sexual exploitation encompasses:
• Sex trafficking of adults and children
• Pornography: the users & performers
• Sexually oriented businesses
• Sexual assault
• Violence against women
• Sexualization of children
• Child sexual abuse
• Child porn
• Sexual coercion
• Sexual addiction/compulsivity