Gratitude: Helping Kids Stand Against Online Exploitation
May 2, 2019
Hosted by Opal Singleton
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Over the past few weeks I have made presentations to thousands of high school students. One of my observations is how healthy so many of our young people are. Teens WANT to stay safe on the internet and they WANT to be leaders of their younger brothers and sisters. A common denominator I have seen in healthy kids is GRATITUDE. Kids, who recognize their own value, are able to have confidence and belief in themselves and their worth. We talk about character. We discuss that every time you do what is right instead of what is easy, you develop character. It is that maturity, that sense of right and wrong, that gives a teenager the tools and strength to stand against online exploitation. Join in as we talk about how raising up a young person with gratitude and appreciation of family, friends and life can make the difference in whether or not they will be an easy target for a predator. There is no such thing as a “safe app.” It is the character of the user that makes the difference.
EXPLOITED: Crimes Against Humanity
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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.