An online “educational” resource that recently triggered controversy for a Colorado school district when parents found it was a portal to pornography has been placed on the “2017 Dirty Dozen List” by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. The resource 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,” the NCOSE said. Dawn Hawkins, executive director of the NCOSE, said in a statement that executives for the company, EBSCO, admitted the problem. She said they were trying to address it but that it would remain on her organization’s “Dirty Dozen” list “until … improvements have been implemented system-wide and verified.” READ MORE