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A contractor that provides school districts across the nation with online resources, but also has been named twice to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s “Dirty Dozen List” for sexual exploitation, has been dropped by a district in which parents challenged its value.

WND reported early in 2017 that the company, EBSCO Information Services, was providing children in a Colorado school district with access to porn.

NCOSE criticized the company’s decision to provide pornographic content, including “group, anal, public, and BDSM sex,” to children in the Cherry Creek School District.

It gave students access to sites that “normalize sexual violence, such as a link to a story depicting the rape of a woman using the barrel of a gun, as well as sites that normalize risky sexual behaviors such as public, anal and group sex,” NCOSE said.

Now, the Thomas More Society, which has been contacted by parents in other states as well about related abuses in school “comprehensive” sex education programs and in April filed a lawsuit against a Chicago public school over the issue, says the Colorado district is discontinuing using EBSCO.

“For the last two years, a group of parents and citizens – with recent assistance from the Thomas More Society — have waged an unrelenting struggle against the Denver-area Cherry Creek School District,” the organization said. “Parents have requested either that the district require EBSCO to clean up its database for school children or to cancel its EBSCO contract altogether.”

The society said EBSCO markets its databases for school children as age-appropriate and reliable and reportedly serves thousands of schools.

“But unknown to most parents, the databases are anything but safe or kid-friendly,” the legal team explained. “Starting in September 2016, parents in Aurora discovered these databases marketed for school children contain substantial amounts of easily accessible, hardcore pornography. And they discovered the EBSCO database system renders inoperable school internet filters and private, parent-supplied internet filters.”

Robin Paterson, one of the parents most involved in the effort, said she’s “just happy the school district finally is doing the right thing.”

“It’s taken two years. But better late than never,” she said.

“Without parental pressure, it’s highly unlikely Cherry Creek would have discontinued buying EBSCO products. So we look at this as a victory for parents’ rights.”

A lawsuit already had been prepared when the district revealed its decision, the society said.

“We don’t know if Cherry Creek had any information about the lawsuit being prepared,” said the Thomas More Society Senior Counsel Matt Heffron. “But we weren’t being very secretive about it. There were many people who were aware it was in the works.”

WND reported parents of a middle-school student there charged that the district’s sex-ed program allowed students to access pornographic content and images from the company’s website while blocking parents from examining the objectionable material.

The district called the claim nonsense, citing the opinion of the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center, which slammed the activist organization that exposed the website, MassResistance, as an “anti-gay hate group.” It’s the same SPLC that slammed Dr. Ben Carson for his views on traditional marriage. SPLC also was linked to domestic terror several years ago when a man convicted of attempted mass murder confessed he used the organization’s list of “anti-gay hate groups” to pick a target, the Family Research Council.

The sex-ed dispute arose when the parents, whose names WND withheld, stumbled upon the pornographic material when they were checking their child’s password access.

Many of the discussion materials and images are not suitable for reproduction by WND, but MassResistance posted some of it on its website.

The information available to students includes “How to have oral sex,” “How to have anal sex” and “How to have vaginal sex.”

MassResistance, which said its source revealed EBSCO works with 55,000 schools, said: “We’ve often reported on the dramatic influx of ‘comprehensive sex-ed’ into schools across the country in recent years despite vocal outrage by parents. The graphic sexual content and LGBT tips that schools are pushing at students has been very disturbing for some time now, and is getting much worse.”

The group said children attending middle schools in the Cherry Creek School District were “being given access to extremely graphic sexual and homosexual pornography, material encouraging them to become sexually and homosexually active, descriptions of ‘sex toys,’ and much more.”

MassResistance founder Brian Camenker said he was independently able to reproduce the results uncovered by the Cherry Creek parents.

He said that when the parents “presented samples of the pornography and other explicit sexual material found on the students’ portal to school officials and board members … the officials did not deny that that it is being made available to the middle school students.”

“They simply do not see a problem with it.”

See the full online report from MassResistance (Be warned that it contains explicit references, images.)

Camenker said the material include subjects such as “Ideas for erotic sex,” “Explicit sexuality information,” “Homosexual and transgender sex information,” “Graphic homosexual short stories” and “BDSM – bondage and sexual sadomasochism.”

One accessed article was called “Orgasms for All.” A lesson instructs, “So lock the door, grab a hand mirror, and let’s inspect your ittiest bits.”

An interactive page states: “Arrange the steps required to apply a condom by clicking and dragging each condom in its right position.”

A graphic says: “you could … suck, kiss, touch, bite, fondle, nibble, squeeze, and lick someone’s … kiss for a long time, using lots of tongue … have sex in front of mirrors … get into role play (for instance, tie someone up) … look at sexy pictures and videos … talk dirty … strip down … shower together.”

Yet another instruction talks about exhibitionism: “We’re talking all types. Flashing, sex in a public place, sex in a private place with open drapes, wearing a skirt but no underwear. (Um, meaning her. Generally.) ‘The thrill of being viewed has a lot to do with getting attention,’ says Queen. ‘For women, it’s a sort of centering experience that makes them realize they have attractiveness and erotic energy, even if they don’t look like Lindsey Lohan.”

Previously, district spokesman Tustin Amole told WND the district instructs students not to follow inappropriate links, because it would be “a violation of the Network Resource Acceptable User Waiver.”

 

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