Are there legal responsibilities in being an accountability partner?

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Couple of questions:

1. If an accountability partner sees websites on a report that are illegal within a jurisdiction what action should they take?

2. If an accountability partner has to have several conversations with someone about pornography on their report should that be escalated? (I appreciate that the extent to which pornography is legal varies - I am thinking more of the way the CE material suggests there is a risk that people will continue into worse things). Should it be highlighted to church leaders/youth team What about a professional body depending on the persons occupation?  I am thinking of the implications of the person being subsequently convicted of an abuse related offence and whether an accountability partner would become part of the investigation for being aware that someone was potentially at higher risk of committing the offence.
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Hello Steve,

Thank you for your post. You bring up some great questions that can all be addressed in our User Privacy Agreement,, specifically Section 6: 

You, the User, agree that your Internet use may be monitored and reported to you and/or your Accountability Partners; monitored Internet use includes, among other things, web browsing, newsgroups, FTP, IP addresses, times of use, and may also include recording and reporting of additional Covenant Eyes accounts owned by you which may have different Accountability Partners.

If you have any further questions feel free to contact our Customer Service at 877.479.1119. We're available Monday-Friday 8am-11:45pm EST and Saturday 10am-5:45pm EST.

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