(The Hill) -- As the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee holds confirmation hearings for Senator Jeff Sessions to be the country's eighty-fourth attorney general today, the committee will probe his views on law enforcement, criminal justice and a number of other legal issues.
According to the 2016 C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, Internet safety is now the 4th most commonly identified “big problem”, up from #8 in 2014 on the list of parent's health concerns for children.
Sexting received the biggest change in rating this year, from #13 in 2014 to #6 in 2015; kids have had free and easy access to prosecutable Internet pornography for over two decades. Child pornographers, predators and traffickers often use anonymizing tools, the Deep Web and unregulated virtual currencies to cover their tracks. And the Internet-enabled sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT) has out-paced international and national efforts to curb the problem.
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The endless sludge of criminal content and activity on the Internet must be drained and the rule of law upheld.