The Prism of Shame and Phantom Relationships
September 27, 2018
Hosted by Opal Singleton
This week we will examine the power total strangers can have over our kids. Think about this. A child meets an individual on the world wide web. That person seduces him/her. They isolate the child and get him/her to engage in self degrading behavior. No one is in the room with them. No one physically touches the child, but they degrade themselves. And when the child is blackmailed, he/she will go to extreme lengths to try to satisfy their virtual captor, BUT THEY WILL NOT TELL! We will explore the power of shame from self-degrading acts. And, how a predator, who they have never met and will never meet, can get a young person to commit acts where they are unable to project out the consequences. Acts that destroy the soul and challenge the support and love of a caring family. This is a wakeup call for all of us. We must find ways to educate our kids about how predators use the internet and why kids MUST reach out for help when they are being exploited!
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This program is designed to educate first responders, civic leaders, social workers, education professionals, faith based leaders and parents about how predators access, groom, recruit and exploit victims into prostitution and sextortion. We analyze real cases from the perspective of Law Enforcement, the victim, and the perpetrator. We look at hard core trafficking cases and how law enforcement is able to intervene. We examine cases of child pornography and the Dark Web. We examine how predators use apps, chatrooms, games and the latest technologies. We discuss the impact of gangs and cartels on human exploitation. We also look at trends in global human trafficking. Our goal is to build a global interactive community of individuals empowered to eradicate human exploitation.
Opal Singleton is a global human trafficking and child pornography expert. She has trained tens of thousands of first responders, government and civic leaders, faith based leaders and education administrators about how predators groom and recruit innocent victims into prostitution and exploitation. Opal works with the Riverside County (CA) Anti Human Trafficking Task Force through a Department of Justice grant. Opal sits with parents of missing kids and assists teens in trouble through social media. Opal is the President and CEO of Million Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating child sex trafficking. She has authored a book “Seduced: The Grooming of America’s Teenagers” to educate parents and grandparents and educators about how predators use apps, chatrooms, online video gaming and social media to exploit young people. Opal is on the Board of Rapha House serving human trafficking victims in Cambodia, Thailand and Haiti. She is an Instructor for the USC Sol Price Institute for Safe Communities training law enforcement administrators and is an Instructor for the Los Angeles Fire Training Academy. Opal retired in 2000 after a lifelong career in international marketing having accrued nearly three million frequent flyer miles. Opal is passionate about protecting families and youth from predators and is dedicated to providing an in-depth global interactive internet training program to educate leaders around the world to stop human exploitation and trafficking.