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Worldwide, McDonald's and Starbucks have 25,000 locations, virtually all of them offering customers free access to the internet. And an American group dedicated to ending pornography, online sexual predators, and illegal use of pornography is urging them to use their size to lead the restaurant and cafe industries in filtering pornography on-site.

Donna Rice Hughes, CEO of the anti-pornography organization Enough Is Enough (EIE), told LifeSiteNews that she sent letters to both McDonald's and Starbucks seven months ago, asking them to take the lead on filtering pornography for on-location Wi-Fi. Now, she's done waiting.

Rice Hughes, who joined EIE two decades ago, is not new to large-scale projects to protect children from pornography. Their Emmy award-winning “Internet Safety 101” series is being shown on PBS throughout the fall of 2014.

Rice Hughes told LifeSiteNews that both McDonald's and Starbucks responded to an appeal from British Prime Minister David Cameron to internet providers “to filter child pornography and pornography” in the United Kingdom. They led, and others followed.

“Here, we're discussing Wi-Fi providers, and Starbucks and McDonald's were the leaders in the UK. They're not doing it here,” she said. “We've been waiting for [these companies] to do this for seven months. What about America's kids? Chick-Fil-A is already doing it here, [as is] Panera Bread.”

As a result, they started a petition.

“Now is the time for corporate America to take a stand against Internet pornography and child pornography that is damaging children,” said Rice Hughes as she announced the Porn Free Wi-Fi (PFWF) initiative. “For 20 years, children have been spoon-fed a steady diet of online pornography, with few laws or barriers of entry. Recent peer-reviewed research shows the extreme nature of Internet pornography is having a destructive impact on the mental, emotional and sexual health of adolescents, including addictive and even criminal behavior.”

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Pornography is commonly banned in public places such as businesses, libraries, and schools.

Pornography has been linked to domestic violence, human trafficking, divorce, and sexual crimes.

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