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11-27 Princess Kate Warns that Not Enough is Being Done to Protect Children: The Warriors Agree

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The Princess of Wales last night warned that ‘not enough is being done’ to help the next generation.

Kate Middleton pledged to use her role to do ‘everything she can’ to protect and nurture Britain’s youngsters.

Her pledge follows a decade of work and royal engagements in which she has focused closely on early years development.

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11-26 Join Lynn’s Warriors TNT Radio Live Today at 2PM ET. Men are Marrying Minors in the United States?

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Join us for our Saturday extravaganza. Lynn’s Warriors TNT airs live from 2-3PM ET. Our guest is Dawn Tyree, child bride survivor. She shares her harrowing journey plus the landscape in the United States today. 43 states allow this child abuse. Dawn is an advocate, author and leader in the movement to educate about children marrying men. And it’s all legal. Learn more. Take action. ENOUGH. #18NoExceptions #EndChildMarriage  tntradio.live 

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11-25 New York to Require Human Trafficking Recognition Training for Certain Hospitality Employees

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New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed into law eight pieces of legislation designed to combat human trafficking. These laws require many hospitality industry employers to provide specific anti-human-trafficking awareness training to employees. They also require certain hospitality and transportation industry employers to post information regarding services available to human trafficking victims.

The new laws require employers that are required to provide employees with alcohol awareness training to include a human trafficking curriculum in such training; require lodging facilities to train their client-facing employees to recognize human trafficking victims; and require the Thruway Authority, airports, truck stops, port authority, and port authority bus terminals to post informational signs and cards concerning services for human trafficking victims in public restrooms. In addition, establishments that serve alcoholic beverages must display signs about the illegality of human trafficking and the assistance hotline.

The law requiring lodging facilities to provide human trafficking awareness training to employees applies to any inn, hotel, motel, motor court or other establishment that provides lodging to transient guests. Client-facing employees are lodging facility employees who are likely to come into contact with guests in their facility.

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11-24 Giving Warrior Thanks Today and Always

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The word thanksgiving means the act of expressing or feeling thankfulness. Giving thanks for what we are grateful for and what we have. Acknowledging those around us. Thanksgiving Dayis celebrated one day a year with family and friends acknowledging the bountiful harvest season and other blessings of the past twelve months gone by.
Dear Warrior:

The Warriors are thankful for so many things this year. First of all, you. Colleagues, new friends and the public, those I don’t even know, who open up and read our newsletter each week. Your support, donations, loyalty and love empower me to continue working to educate communities about human trafficking and help victims reclaim their lives. You are making a difference. It is imperative that you have information you may not come across in your very busy daily lives. This is what the predators are counting on. That you are not paying attention. That you are not talking to your children. That you are not taking action. That you are doing nothing. This way they can easily slip in and take advantage of our most vulnerable, whether online or in real time

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11-23 Lynn’s Warriors Joins Fairplay for Kids and Digital Democracy to Urge FTC to Mitigate Online Harms to Kids

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Lynn’s Warriors Joins Fairplay for Kids and Digital Democracy joined in comments filed Monday urging FTC to prohibit prevalent, unfair and deceptive surveillance advertising to kids. The FTC must act to mitigate harms to minors: privacy violation, product placement, undermining autonomy & perpetuating bias. 

As we demonstrate in our comments, children and teenagers experience widespread commercial surveillance practices to collect data used to target them with marketing. Targeted and personalized advertising remains the dominant business model for digital media, with the marketing and advertising industry identifying children and teens as a prime target. Minors are relentlessly pursued while, simultaneously, they are spending more time online than ever before. Children’s lives are filled with surveillance, involving the collection of vast amounts of personal data of online users. This surveillance, informed by behavior science and maximized by evolving technologies, allows platforms and marketers to profile and manipulate children.

The prevalence of surveillance advertising and targeted marketing aimed at minors is unfair in violation of Section 5. Specifically, data-driven marketing and targeted advertising causes substantial harm to children and teens by:

  • violating their privacy;
  • manipulating them into being interested in harmful products;

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11-22 Public Outcry Works. Balenciaga Has Scrubbed Its Official Home Page and Social Media After Backlash Over Photos Featuring Children With Bondage-Themed Toys.

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Advocacy and public outcry works. IMAGES ARE GONE!

THIS IS WHAT WE WERE FIGHTING. Luxury fashion house Balenciaga is raising child safeguarding concerns after launching a new ad campaign featuring children and bondage-themed toys that many are calling “disturbing.”

On November 19, Twitter user @DatCatDer posted two screenshots from the Balenciaga official website showing off images being used to promote the site’s holiday gift shop.

Both of the images feature very young child models holding teddy bears. But what looks like an innocent enough photoshoot at first glance will quickly raise eyebrows once the accessories the bears are wearing are given a closer look.

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lynnswarriors11-22 Public Outcry Works. Balenciaga Has Scrubbed Its Official Home Page and Social Media After Backlash Over Photos Featuring Children With Bondage-Themed Toys.
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11-21“Beyond Disturbing”: Balenciaga Ad Campaign Features Children with Bondage Teddy Bears

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MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD. ENOUGH. WE CANNOT DO THIS ALONE. WE NEED EVERYONE. #ProtectOurChildren

CALL BALENCIAGA NEW YORK HEADQUARTERS – 646-889-1895 & SAY UNACCEPTABLE USING CHILDREN IN YOUR SPRIN 2023 CAMPAIGN. ADULTS, DO WHAT YOU WANT BUT KIDS ARE OFF-LIMITS.

Luxury fashion house Balenciaga is raising child safeguarding concerns after launching a new ad campaign featuring children and bondage-themed toys that many are calling “disturbing.”

On November 19, Twitter user @DatCatDer posted two screenshots from the Balenciaga official website showing off images being used to promote the site’s holiday gift shop.

Both of the images feature very young child models holding teddy bears. But what looks like an innocent enough photoshoot at first glance will quickly raise eyebrows once the accessories the bears are wearing are given a closer loo

In one photo, taken from the main page of Balenciaga’s US site, the child is standing on a pink bed holding a teddy bear wearing a fishnet top, collar with lock, and ankle and wrist restraints. In the full-sized version of the image, a second teddy bear is visible in the bedroom wearing a collar and blindfold.

In the second image, taken from the gift shop’s catalogue, a different child model is seen standing on a couch holding a teddy bear that is wearing a leather chest harness and collar. As in the first, a second teddy bear is visible in the room wearing more leather gear.

The bears are in fact hand-held accessories from Balenciaga’s Spring 2023 collection.

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lynnswarriors11-21“Beyond Disturbing”: Balenciaga Ad Campaign Features Children with Bondage Teddy Bears
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11-20 November 20 is World Children’s Day – Join Us & Learn More About Protecting Children

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World Children’s Day is UNICEF’s annual day of action for children, by children. From climate change, education and mental health, to ending racism and discrimination, children and young people are raising their voices on the issues that matter to their generation and calling for adults to create a better future

Mothers and fathers, teachers, nurses and doctors, government leaders and civil society activists, religious and community elders, corporate moguls and media professionals, as well as young people and children themselves, can play an important part in making World Children’s Day relevant for their societies, communities and nations.

World Children’s Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children.

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11-19 Marcel Van der Watt from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in Washington, D.C. joins Lynn’s Warriors Today on Global TNT Radio Live at 2PM ET

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Please join us at 2PM ET on TNT Radio for a reality check about all forms of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. November 20 is World Children’s Day. The exploitation of our kids is happening in every town, city and rural are in the United States. No exceptions. It is happening online and in real-time. This discussion will be disturbing because it is all true.

 

lynnswarriors11-19 Marcel Van der Watt from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in Washington, D.C. joins Lynn’s Warriors Today on Global TNT Radio Live at 2PM ET
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11-18 FINALLY: The FBI “Alleges” TikTok Poses National Security Concerns

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The head of the FBI says the bureau has “national security concerns” about the U.S. operations of TikTok, warning that the Chinese government could potentially use the popular video-sharing app to influence American users or control their devices.

The FBI has “a number of concerns,” director Christopher Wray told a House Homeland Security Committee hearingabout worldwide threats on Tuesday, just days after Republican lawmakers introduced a bill that would ban the appnationwide.

“They include the possibility that the Chinese government could use it to control data collection on millions of users or control the recommendation algorithm, which could be used for influence operations if they so chose, or to control software on millions of devices, which gives it an opportunity to potentially technically compromise personal devices,” Wray said.

TikTok, which hit 1 billion monthly active users in September 2021, is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. Chinese national security laws can compel foreign and domestic firms operating within the country to share their data with the government upon request, and there are concerns about China’s ruling Communist Party using this broad authority to gather sensitive intellectual property, proprietary commercial secrets and personal data.

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