Ep. 21: Dawn Hawkins | The Battle for Childhood
We have spent a lot of time this season talking about how our culture is shaped. We’ve consulted to experts about who is responsible for molding our culture and who should be held accountable for dangerous impacts of our media. Today we uncover a new piece of the puzzle. How is our culture shaping our children to be offenders themselves? Should we hold child offenders accountable for their actions? In today’s balanced conversation with Dawn Hawkins, Senior Vice President & Executive Director at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation we take a look at Child-on-Child crimes Ultimately we answer this question:
“How is your child being effected by our hypersexualized culture and why should you get involved in holding media giants accountable for the for the role they play in shaping our society?”
More About Dawn Hawkins
As Sr. Vice President and Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), Mrs. Hawkins has developed a global strategy uniting more than 300 women’s rights, conservative, child advocacy, medical professionals, law enforcement, and religious groups, including a bipartisan political leadership, to work together in raising awareness of the connections between all forms of sexual exploitation. Her initiatives have lead to sweeping policy changes of policies that foster exploitation for targets such as Google, Hilton Worldwide, Comcast, Walmart, and the Department of Defense. Through her leadership, NCOSE has grown a network reaching hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. Mrs. Hawkins has appeared on many local and national television programs, including CNN, Fox & Friends, and Good Morning America. She regularly authors articles and speaks around the country addressing the public health harms of pornography, curbing demand for sex trafficking, protecting children and families in our digital world, and more.
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation makes it incredibly easy for you to get involved in the fight to end sexual exploitation. Checkout their Action Center and make yourself aware of their 2021 Dirty Dozen List.
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