Join the Fight to Get EBSCO Porn and Sexually Graphic Material Out of Schools!

It is so hard to know your children will be safe at a public school these days. From crime and drug use to explicit sex ed classes and the ubiquitous gay agenda, you never know what will threaten to rob your child of their innocence next.

When we expect our children to be educated, we expect their young minds to be fed and nourished with a wealth of information that will help them make informed, healthy choices with their lives and shape their view of the world.

This is the problem with outsourcing their education to an institution that is managed by an increasingly immoral government, and worse, when that institution outsources the acquisition of learning materials to a corporation that exposes young children to explicit material.

EBSCO Information Services is a company that provides supplemental educational materials to schools and libraries across the US and Canada. However, as The National Center on Sexual Exploitation explains, through their databases, students have had easy access to sexually graphic and entirely inappropriate content.

They explain on their website the problem with EBSCO and their efforts to address it:

Its Explora, Science Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, and other products, provide easy access to hardcore pornography sites and extremely graphic sexual content. Innocent searches provide pornographic results. Via a system that bypasses school Internet filters, EBSCO brings the dark world of XXX to America’s elementary, middle, and high school children.

EBSCO has been in communication with NCOSE for several months in an effort to solve these problems, and has implemented some solutions like removing certain publications and fixing some publisher settings. On June 23rd, EBSCO wrote to NCOSE saying they were ‘confident’ the sexually graphic content was completely removed from their school products, but on June 26th NCOSE researchers found over 50 sexually graphic articles across 4 states in 50 minutes of searching. The vast majority of these graphic results came directly from EBSCO’s middle school and elementary school databases.

This video explains the nature of the graphic content researchers have found in the EBSCO databases. Warning: not suitable for children. 

NCOSE explains that while they appreciate that EBSCO has been attempting to work with them on eliminating this content from their databases, so far, there are still two major problems:

EBSCO still has sexually graphic content on databases specifically meant for K-12 users (called Mass Ultra, Middle Search Plus and Primary Search).  These are articles that glamorize pornography, prostitution, and risky sexual behaviors.  In the middle school databases, we found articles discussing how to convince a girl to engage in anal sex and others glamorizing sexual role play games exploring sexual torture, teacher/schoolgirl, public and incestual sex fantasies. These put especially young readers at great risk of being victims of sexual exploitation.

EBSCO says it will not make any efforts to clean up their other educational products. Yet, EBSCO is recommending these other products to schools in their promotional materials, leading school administrators to believe they are safe for students. Every school’s EBSCO system we have checked (over 30) subscribe to a number of these other EBSCO products which are full of sexually explicit material. One article we found linked to recruiting websites where the readers were encouraged to sign up for prostitution and pornography; many articles recommended and gave the link to hardcore pornography websites.

We highly recommend you visit the NCOSE website to learn more about their action against EBSCO, but the first step they recommend parents to take is to make sure your child’s school database is free of pornography.  

You can download a free booklet here on how to protect your child and their classmates against exposure to sexually explicit and psychologically harmful material.

Next, make sure to fill out the form on the NCOSE website to voice your outrage to EBSCO executives and demand they remove this harmful material from their databases.

EBSCO is a private company and they should only be able to weather so much public consumer outrage! Share this article to let other parents know what’s going on in their school and how they can get involved.