Internal DEFEND News
Aug 9/20 – DEFEND is born! First Committee Meeting is held on Zoom.
Mar 14/21 – DEFEND approves an Awareness Campaign which will take place in the coming weeks! Event summary: We will be producing a Live Stream Event on our Youtube Channel, where various people from DEFEND and outside of DEFEND will be “Saying Thank You” to ALL of the 9000+ people who signed our petition! – Stay tuned for more.
Mar 21/21 – DEFEND Challenges Instagram to Do Better (for Children) – Read Press Release
Mar 22/21 – DEFEND officially launches its peer-to-peer support group (on Facebook) for parents/guardians looking to reduce risks for children/vulnerable people online – Click HERE to join
Mar 27/21 – DEFEND launches new petition to STOP FACEBOOK in developing an Instagram App for Kids UNDER the age of 13.
April 3/21 – DEFEND announces the “10-hour Ink-a-Thon” which will be a Live Stream Event on Youtube saying thank you to everyone who has signed our petition. The event will take place on May 8 starting at 10am EDT and continue as long as it takes to read all of the names from the petition. Some of the people joining the Live Stream will be: Chris Hansen, Taryn Manning and some of the DEFEND team! Watch the promo here.
April 19/21 – DEFEND updates our website to add educational materials for parents/caregivers – Materials about popular social media sites/apps. Learn about those risks HERE!
April 24/21 – DEFEND announces prize lineup for May 8th Ink-a-Thon: $50 Gift Card for Moxies Grill & Bar (Canada), $50 Apple Gift Card (US), $100 Gift Card for Google Play Store (Canada) & $100 USD for one person anywhere in the world who has joined our Parents/Caregivers Support Group on FACEBOOK (Sent by Paypal). See more about the event HERE.
April 30/21 – Journalist Chris Hansen, actor Taryn Manning and more celebrities will join in reading 10,000 signatures on May 8th “Ink-a-Thon” Live Stream – Read Press Release
External Related News
Nov 23/20 – Canadian Senator Julie Miville-Dechene, Introduces Bill S-203 aimed at porn companies, making it illegal for age verification to not be in place: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/senator-violent-porn-mandatory-age-pornhub-1.5810603
Dec 14/20 – PornHub removes all “unverified” accounts and content on their platform: