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DebLG (Anonymous) says...

Lawrence Libraries do not reflect community standards! They are actively steering unsuspecting kids to the same EBSCO digital products that have been all over the news for streaming porn and sex advertisements into so-called "homework" digital databases. The community should be demanding accountability from the Library, not giving them more money. Taxpayers are being deceived - tax dollars usurped to sponsor the EBSCO products and push them at children - for more information see the National Center on Sexual Exploitation which named Lawrence's EBSCO Provider to the Dirty Dozen List as a major contributor to the sexual exploitation of women and children. Just google "EBSCO Porn" to read through all the news stories from around the country. Boycott Lawrence Library!

DebLG (Anonymous) says...

For more information about the Lawrence EBSCO P*rn problem please see http://endsexualexploitation.org/arti...

DebLG (Anonymous) says...

What will be done to take care of the "EBSCO P*rn" problem in Lawrence schools? This is a major issue which is gaining national attention. The ttainted "EBSCO" school databases are pushed at kids through the public schools and llbraries. Many people are still learning about the horrors of the EBSCO databases (sold to tens of thousands of schools across the US) but awareness is growing and there are a number of news stories for parents to read (google "EBSCO Porn" for information). The K-12 database are pushed at kids for "research" and "homework" but they are full of porn and advertisemetns for the sex industry (Academic Search, Explora, Mas Ultra, Masterfile, Consumer Health, etc). The ads are coming from some of EBSCO's big publishing clients, like Hearst and Conde Nast - infamous for Cosmopolitan, Men"s Health, Esquire, Lesbian News, and others, including Teen Vogue (recent scandal with the "How to Have Anal Sex" scandal). These so called "scholastic" databases are FULL of obscene articles, erotic stories, full color ads for sex products, glamorization of "porn stars" and even live links to hard core porn sites. Even the "academic journals" are streaming titles like "Spanking Natasha..." which has live links to Russian bondage sites. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation named EBSCO to the 2017 Dirty Dozen list for facilitating the sexual exploitation of children. EBSCO must be canceled! Our leaders must step up!

DebLG (Anonymous) says...

This article gives a detailed description of the problem with EBSCO databases for kids: All parents should be demanding a response! Why are schools and libraries using our tax dollars to push sex advertisements on kids? And when are they going to get rid of it? http://www.massresistance.org/docs/ge...

DebLG (Anonymous) says...

Did they overlook the "porn problem" with theEBSCO databases they are sponsoring with tax dollars and pushing at kids through K-12 databases? The schools are using the same EBSCO databases that are in the news around the US for advertising sex toys and porn to kids through publishers like Hearst and others. Gotta ask: why do kids need cosmopolitan, men's health, Esquire or Lesbian News to do their homework? Doesn't seem very scholarly! What's the real purpose? Marketing for the 98 bllion dollar sex industry? Do the schools and libraries get a cut? The schools need to disclose this to parents so parents can talk to their kids. This has apparently been in the news for a year already! Why are we so slow to address the problem? We've read the news (google EBSCO Porn, there are dozens of stories, CBS, Fox, Mass Resistance, National Center on Sexual Exploitation, WND, and more!) and looked at the databases for ourselves - it's true, they are full of smut and it floats to the top of all searches. Parents should be demanding cancelation of these hideous products

DebLG (Anonymous) says...

Lawrence school superintendent and board members need to cancel their EBSCO subscriptions. These are streaming porn in to the classrooms - they are also linking the school libraries to the Lawrence Public Library which has the same "scholastic" databases. I don't know why Lawrence is behind with the news - there are literally dozens of news stories from all over the U.S. describing the horrors of these (Academic Search, Consumer Health, Explora, MasUltra, Masterfile, Novelist, etc). If the school doesn't know - perhaps they are just trusting their librarians. If the librarians don't know, then they must be asleep at the switch! The porn is so easy to find - we quickly located hundreds of obscene and pornographic results and even live links to hard core porn sites. This was reported by Mass Resistance almost a year ago http://www.massresistance.org/docs/ge... and by now, EBSCO has been added to the Dirty Dozen list by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. If the schools wont stop this outrage - then they need to be transparent - parents are trusting the schools - they have no idea that the schools are leading the kids to porn through phony "scholastic" databases. By the way this stuff is going right through the library and school filters - The National Center talks about that on their website and in some of the news stories, the EBSCO products are designed to be shielded from filtering. Here is the link to the National Center http://endsexualexploitation.org/arti...

DebLG (Anonymous) says...

I am so concerned about the LPL sponsoring and directing kids to the "EBSCO" databases that have been the subject of dozens of news stories for pornographic content! I think parents wouldn't let their "teens" use the library at all if they knew what Lawrence Public was recommending to their children. Mass Resistance published an article about EBSCO "homework' databases almost a year ago and here is the link http://www.massresistance.org/docs/ge...

The really upsetting thing is that the LPL is also linked directly to the Lawrence Public Schools - have the schools disclosed that they are directing students to databases with grossly adult content? These databases should be rated R.

I have researched the EBSCO databases for kids and the content is horrifying - we quickly located hundreds of obscene results, very gratuitous, sexually explicit, sexually violent, advertisements for sex products and services, "erotic" stories, and even links to hard core porn sites that were embedded live into some articles. These EBSCO databases (Explora, Academic Search, Consumer Health complete, Masterfile, Novelist,,etc) are streaming articles from adult magazines, with sex ads, adult books and journals, and more. It seems like the porn is front loading to the surface of even benign search terms, and if a child should search on 'sex education' they will be offered graphic information on how to have oral, anal, threesome, kink etc. - ranging from grossly inappropriate to overtly pornographic. It is just wrong to direct kids to databases like these and the library should cancel these. If they won't cancel them, then they should post big signs and send out newsletter advising the community that there are R-rated databases posturing as "scholastic", "homework" resources.

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation also named EBSCO to the Dirty Dozen list for pushing porn ads at kids and here is the link http://endsexualexploitation.org/arti...

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