So, during this season, we are shifting our focus to the new place of business, the new restaurant, the new library and the new school – our homes!
Are you filtering your WiFi? How do you avoid getting “Zoom bombed”? Did you know pornographic images can be easily found by children on Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat? That sexual predators use these apps to lure children?
We’ll be providing information, and opportunities for engagement in this new season of Choose Change to help keep you and your family safe from the harms of pornography.
We invite you, as part of the Choose Change campaign, to congratulate and commend these leading organizations.
The Keg Chose Change. In response to our emails, they have enabled adult content filtering in their corporate restaurants and the majority of their franchise restaurants.
Boston Pizza, thank-you for establishing a porn-free, family friendly WiFi environment in all your Canadian locations.
It’s good to know where it’s safe to use public WiFi.
Tim Hortons has the largest free WiFi service in Canada. Since they first introduced it in their restaurants in 2012, they have had filtering systems to restrict access to sites with violent, sexually explicit images. Thank you Tim Hortons.
McDonald’s offers many amenities for families, including filtering on their complimentary WiFi service. Thank you McDonald’s.
In addition to policies, layout, and monitoring to ensure the safety of patrons, the South Central Regional Library has filtering software on all of it Internet access stations. Drop them a line and let them know you appreciate these actions.
About Choose Change
The goal of the Choose Change campaign is to reduce the ease of access to violent, sexually explicit images. Today’s “adult content” is misogynistic, violent, degrading, racist, and normalizes rape culture.
In response to the growing body of evidence that online pornography is contributing to a public health crisis, we are asking the public to join us in “Challenging the harms of sexually violent images.” We are asking the public to contact certain companies to encourage them to change detrimental practices and to embrace practices that will promote the overall health of Canadians.
In 2017 and 2018, your actions helped create change. The Keg, a well-known Canadian restaurant, and Boston Pizza, a popular Canadian chain, implemented WiFi filtering restaurants in response to your emails. In 2019, Choose Change was able to have key meetings with Edmonton International Airport and Vancouver Public Library. Help us to see even more change in 2020!
We will be celebrating organizations who have or will make these positive changes by highlighting them on our Change Maker List.
Choose Change is a campaign of Defend Dignity.