The Search for Truth in the Digital Age and Why It Matters
November 21, 2019
Hosted by Opal Singleton
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Research studies have indicated that 85% of college graduates cannot distinguish the difference between a blog (a personal opinion), an ad (an enticement) and a news release (purportedly a fact). The 24-hour news cycle gives us an endless parade of talking heads each laying out their "personal opinion" as if it is fact. Soon there will be technology that can insert and remove images into live streaming altering our perception of what really took place. It is critical to teach our young people how to evaluate information. Who is the speaker and what are their credentials in the subject matter? Is there research to back up a "fact?” How do you discern between a fact and an opinion especially as they are connected in the same sentence? What is the motive of the speaker? Without a solid understanding of how the internet works, the cognitive reasoning skills to recognize a pedophile. and the ability to recognize truth and deception, our children will be vulnerable to exploitation.
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.