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child abuse

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Update posted 20 hours ago

Petition to Internet Crime Complaint Center, CyberTipline (Call 1-800-843-5678), The Justice Department

Close Down Backpage.com - END THE CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING!

Children are young, impressionable, and the future of this world.  We love our children, trying to raise them well and love them with all our hearts.  But every day, children are being victimized by sex trafficking, and Backpage.com is a huge part of it. If you're shocked that the site hasn't been shut down yet, you're not the only one.  I discovered the answer to that when searching about the issue. (For the information about the sex trafficking on Backpage, here is the link to what was the inspiration for this petition; please refer to Fox News Article link: www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/01/prostitution-still-thrives-on-backpage-despite-site-shutdown-adult-section.html ) The reason that Backpage.com wasn't successfully prosecuted was because of the use of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, also known as Section 230 which reads: "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider." In using Section 230, Backpage keeps itself from being liable for what users post on the site. The site even has a Terms of Use page against the trafficking (https://my.backpage.com/classifieds/TermsOfUse). However, Backpage has known about the trafficking and illegal activity going on in the site and still has not fully done anything about it.  I still read mentions of Backpage's child sex trafficking in other petitions, not to mention that the site is still up and still has the dating section, and it is highly unlikely that the trafficking has ended. The trafficking of children could be greatly reduced if Backpage was no longer involved.  If Backpage will not shut down their dating section and try to remove the child sex trafficking and other illegal activity from the site, IT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY! Please help by signing the petition.  If you know anything about any trafficked children on Backpage, such as names and other information, file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (ICCC AKA IC3)!  You can also call the CyberTipline at 1-800-843-5678, which is an agency that focuses specifically on child sexual exploitation crimes and ask about getting Backpage shut down!  We also need to come up with as many signatures on the petition as possible to send to The Justice Department and ask them to investigate and shut the page down.  I have also called the CyberTipline and have requested for information on any agencies to send the petition to in order to get Backpage investigated and forcibly shut down! We can't let these children continue to be trafficked, and Backpage has hardly done anything to stop it.  It is a shock that despite the illegal activities that were found about the site, Backpage has not been shut down, nor has Backpage made the effort to resolve the problem!  These children are suffering under greedy people that don't care about their welfare or lives, and that is never okay!   Citations:  Please read the article, which provides important information about the issue the petition is focused on! O'Reilly, Andrew. "Prostitution still thrives on Backpage despite site shutdown of 'adult' section." Fox News, 1 May 2017, www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/01/prostitution-still-thrives-on-backpage-despite-site-shutdown-adult-section.html Accessed 19 Oct. 2017.   Contacts to Help Stop the Child Sex Trafficking on Backpage!: Internet Crime Complaint Center: https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx CyberTipline Reporting Agency: 1-800-843-5678 Message The Justice Department: https://www.justice.gov/doj/webform/your-message-department-justice

Tasha W.
13 supporters
Started 21 hours ago

Petition to Jacinda Adern, Andrew Little, Carmel Sepuloni, Louisa Wall, Clare Curran

Stop child abuse cover up NZ

Sign this petition to demand the new government stop the cover-up over child abuse, and hold a full Royal Commission of Inquiry, into ALL institutions. We, the undersigned, support the existing Human Rights Commission petition - but say it does not go anywhere near far enough. In fact, by focusing just on “state” failure, we fear the HRC petition may help the cover up - by denying testimony from victims of other institutions. Private schools, sports clubs, youth groups and, most importantly, churches must all also answer to a full Royal Commission of Inquiry. We demand that the new Jacinda Adern coalition address child abuse, immediately and fully, within the next 100 days. Why? New Zealanders suffer the first-world’s worst rate of teen suicide, amidst an “epidemic” of self-harm and other mental health problems; fuelled by poverty, inequality, bad housing and failing physical health. Like Judge , we have "lost faith" in the impact of the confidential compensation service for victims of child abuse - and which is now closed anyway. Few, if any, have been prosecuted. To be specific, we believe there are four major gaps in the HRC petition, and call for these gaps to be closed under the following provisions: Changing the petition to explicitly call for a Royal Commission of Inquiry. Making the petition timeframe open-ended, not closed to some decades only. Amending the petition to include churches, private schools, sports clubs youth groups, and all other institutions outside of “state” institutions. Require the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse in New Zealand to recommend, among other issues, how to set up a permanent office to handle compensation claims and offers. We, the undersigned, urge fellow New Zealanders to help stop the cover-up and in turn urge government to follow the lead of world partners such as Australia, the UK, Ireland, and Scandinavia and apply planetary best practice to any such inquiry. . . .

Jason Brown
15 supporters