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We cannot protect against what we are not aware of.
Did you know that between 2018 and 2022 the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) saw a 567% increase in reports relating to sexual enticement of a child?
Not on Our Watch Texas (NOWTX) is rallying all women in business to raise awareness of online abuse, exploitation, and sextortion to help protect children and youth. It will take all of us to educate our families, schools, churches, and other communities on how to defend our children from online predators.
Most parents think they can keep their children safe from predators who are “out there.” But most parents don’t realize these abusers are not “out there,” increasingly, they are inside our children’s bedrooms, via smartphones, computers, & gaming devices. The smartphone is the new white van.
This project is an initiative of:
Texas Women in Business
The NOWTX Vision:
A Texas where children are free from abuse and exploitation.
The NOWTX Mission:
Our mission is to secure a brighter future for Texas by providing education, resources, and support to prevent child sexual abuse and exploitation.
For more information:
Dates are currently being scheduled for:
Rio Grande Valley, TX | Liberty Hill, TX | Houston, TX | Louisiana
Event Panel / Speakers
Our Expert Panel Includes:
Toribio “Terry” Palacios
District Attorney – Hidalgo County
Jesse R. Garza
DHS/ICE/Homeland Security Investigations/Harlingen
Marissa Y. Cano
Regional Director South Texas BCFS Health and Human Services
McAllen Community Services Division
Executive Assistant to Jesus A. Sanchez
Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo and Starr Counties
PAST EVENT – Austin Live Stream
September 7, 2023
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Donate today to help us spread awareness – so that together we can protect Texas children!
Not on Our Watch Texas was founded by LisaBeth Thomas and Andrea Sparks and is an initiative of Texas Women in Business and supported by the Governor’s Commission for Women.
Please visit our partners:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
As the nation’s nonprofit clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization, NCMEC leads the fight against abduction, abuse, and exploitation – because every child deserves a safe childhood. Hope is why we’re here.
NCMEC’s CyberTipline receives reports regarding suspected child sexual exploitation, including “sextortion,” a new online exploitation crime directed towards children in which non-physical forms of coercion are used, such as blackmail, to acquire sexual content from the child, engage in sex with the child, or obtain money from the child.
NCMEC’s CyberTipline is the nation’s centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children. The public and electronic service providers can make reports of suspected online enticement of children for sexual acts, extra-familial child sexual molestation, child pornography, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the internet.