For our 2023-24 campaign we're asking Reddit, Kik, and the Saskatoon Public Library to do more to keep their users safe from the harms of sexually violent materials online.
We're also featuring our Choose Change Local initiative, a chance for you to inspire local businesses in your neighbourhood to become Change Makers!
Join us in challenging the harms of sexually violent images.
Finally, Instagram Removed Pornhub’s AccountOctober 4, 2022
Victory! Visa and Mastercard cut ties with TrafficJunky/MindGeekAugust 5, 2022
2023-2024 Campaign Video
We invite you, as part of the Choose Change campaign, to congratulate and commend these leading organizations.
After meeting with the Hamilton International Airport they decided to filter their Wi-Fi from pornography! Here is their statement:
The John C. Munro Hamilton International had already implemented several measures to protect passengers and employees at the Airport, so it made sense to enhance that with additional filters to prevent access to pornography and related content via the Airport’s public wi-fi. Hamilton International appreciates Defend Dignity bringing this issue forward and for their efforts to create safe and healthy public spaces.
Click the button to say thanks to them!
Victory! Visa has constricted the sexual exploitation pipeline of profit by suspending payments to TrafficJunky, the advertising arm of PornHub. Read our response to this news.
Click below to ask Visa to similarly cut off other exploitative porn sites.
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
We are celebrating 7 years of Choose Change! 7 years of action against pornography!
We want to celebrate with you. You are the reason there has been change.
Over the years, Choose Change has focused on 24 different organizations. You have helped us make thousands of contacts with these organizations and there have been several victories.
- We have seen major victories where organizations have changed their practices to address access to pornography by McDonald’s, Tim Horton’s, Manitoba Southeast Library, The Keg, Boston Pizza, Visa and Mastercard.
- We have been able to have face to face meetings to discuss our concerns with the Toronto Public Library, the Vancouver Public Library, the Edmonton International Airport, Instagram and TikTok.
- We have had email conversations with TekSavvy, Fairmont Hotels and Visa.
We expect that 2023 will bring more victories, with your help.
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.