This presentation was given at the 2018 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit hosted by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. (EndExploitationSummit.com)
President and Founder, Covenant Eyes
Monitoring and blocking pornography have become harder than ever. Changes to apps, smartphones, and browsers have all but eliminated the effectiveness of technology designed to keep pornography at bay. But, help is on the way. All technologies that deliver porn — smartphones, tablets, virtual reality headsets, and even TVs — have one thing in common: they all use a screen to deliver content. Covenant Eyes is developing cutting-edge technology that analyzes images and video on screens to block and report pornography to a trusted accountability partner.
Ron DeHaas is the president and co-founder of Covenant Eyes. Ron has a BS and an MS in Geology from The Ohio State University and attended the University of Michigan as a PhD candidate. Ron pioneered the concept of Accountability Software, and founded Covenant Eyes in the spring of 2000, and today a quarter million subscribers enjoy the Internet accountability Covenant Eyes provides. Ron also founded Nehemiah Ministries, a 160-acre retreat and counseling center in south-central Michigan for pastors and missionaries.