Friday, December 21, 2018
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Gene, Sandy and 29 other authors will be signing and selling their books at the Kitsap Mall November 24th from 9 am to 5 pm.
Every time you buy on Amazon, they will make a donation to Freedom13. Here’s how:
Go to the link at the bottom and follow the instructions. When picking a charity look for Freedom13, the one in Kingston, WA. Then when you want to shop, be sure to bring up https://smile.amazon.com. It’s that easy! And the prices are the same.
Monday, October 29, 2018
Gene has developed a presentation on Dangerous Apps. Recent news articles referred to two of them. Contact us if you have a group that would be interested in this presentation, PTA, rotary, church, synagogue, etc. Of course it is free.
‘CNN-The University of Utah track athlete shot dead by an ex-boyfriend told police she'd recently sent the man $1,000 to keep compromising photos from being posted online, university officials revealed Thursday…Lauren McCluskey, a 21-year-old senior from Pullman, Washington, was slain Monday night on the campus in Salt Lake City, police said.’ (CNN, October 29, 2018)
[SnapChat is a leading website where teens send sexy selfies to boyfriends.]
Orcas Island-‘Eastound resident Christian Hogle, 53, is accused of distributing child pornography…According to court documents, an agent with Homeland Security began investigating Hogle in June 2017 after the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified “Kik” messenger program users who were sending images and videos of child pornography to each other.’ (SanJuanJournal.com, Aug, 2018)
[Kik messenger is a popular chatting program Washington teens use that has no parental controls.]
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Four third class petty officers assigned to submarine commands at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor have been accused of sex crimes against a child under the age of 16 and producing child pornography by filming an incident that occurred on base in the barracks last fall. (Kitsap Sun, Oct. 1, 2018) Click for details.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Please pass this on. My daughter, Lydia Aman, has been missing since yesterday after school at south kitsap high school (last seen around 4:30 by a friend, she was talking with a high school boy, Dugan Ness). She is 13, almost 14 years old, brown hair, brown eyes, glasses, braces, a faint scar on the right bottom lip, 5’1” about 145lbs. The police know and have been looking for her. If you hear from her or have seen her, please message me. If you find her call 911.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The problem, as many of us would eagerly admit, is that we feel we don’t really understand the online world. Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter are bewildering enough, without even mentioning 4chan and TOR. Furthermore, we don’t feel that we have the technical skills to navigate this complex landscape.
Here is a website to give some help and guidance.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Netflix is continuing 13 Reasons in spite of backlash over what appears to be child pornography and cases of suicide and attempted suicide of teens after watching episodes. According to Fox News, “The teenager (she survived) sent a video of her cutting herself … and reportedly complained that ‘it’s taking too long. … It’s not like on 13 Reasons.’” We invite you to click this link to learn more and sign a petition to have Netflix pull 13 Reasons. Click here.
Friday, June 1, 2018
This month Sandy, our co-director of Freedom13, will turn 70!
Her heart’s desire is, “No child trafficked, ever!” We can help make this dream come true by donating during the month of June to Freedom13 to end sex trafficking of our youth.
You can donate any amount with the number 7 in it. Could be $7, $17, $70… You get the idea. Click the donate button or mail a check to Freedom13, P.O. Box 611, Kingston WA 98346.
We can join together to help Sandy celebrate this big 70th birthday.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
"BACKPAGE WEBSITE SHUT DOWN, FOUNDER CHARGED WITH 93 COUNTS BY FBI IN SEALED INDICTMENT" NEWSWEEK
“Today, Backpage was shutdown. It’s a huge step. Now no child will be sold for sex through this website,” tweeted Senator Heidi Heitkamp.
Backpage has been the #1 site advertising prostitution and it has been shut down.
President Donald Trump will sign a bill into law next week, that amends the Communications Decency Act, which has shielded website operators from state criminal charges or civil liability if they facilitate sex ads or prostitution.
Read full article here.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
This week Judge Jeanette Dalton sentenced Jeremy Fenney to more than 340 years based on 44 separate charges of torture and abuse of a woman who worked as a prostitute for him. Charges included cutting with a machete, burning with a blow torch, firing a gun near her head and rape of another woman. Full story here.
Monday, February 26, 2018
Kirk Cameron has made an awesome movie about the effect of cellphones and social media on our youth. You can see a trailer here. It is playing February 21st and March 1st. Check your local theaters for times to see Connect. Must see for all parents. You can learn more at http://connectmovie.com/.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Run by Melody Collingsworth, Kitsap Youth in Action-Support Specialist
Wow, you rock! A thousand bars of soap labeled with trafficking hotline numbers in thirty-eight minutes. It must be a record.
We appreciate your support of Freedom13 to help end sex trafficking of American youth. If anyone says anything negative about today’s teens, we say, “Students encouraged us by being thoughtful, concerned about today’s issues, and willing to make a difference.” It was fun working with tomorrow’s leaders.
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Here’s an update of the problem:
· Human Trafficking is the 2-leading crime in the world — including the U.S.
· An estimated 1.3 million go missing in the U.S. every year, and 33,000 remain missing at any given time.
· If a missing or homeless child is not recovered within the first 48 hours, there is a 1 in 3 chance they will be trafficked or solicited for sex.
· 12-14 years of age is the average age of entry into child “prostitution” in the U.S.
· If a person under the age of 18 is involved in commercial sex, they are being trafficked.
· If a person is over 18 and has a pimp, they are being trafficked.
· The majority of trafficking occurs in hotels and motels.
· Although there is always a demand for sex, sporting events and large events that draw a great deal of people – particularly men – increase the demand for sex-for-sale.
· 77% of all child trafficking victims will go on to participate in adult prostitution.