Too Much Time Online Can Be Dangerous for Teens

April 16, 2020
Hosted by Opal Singleton

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Episode Description

Most teens are now spending hours online (some of it doing homework and legitimate activities). The Covid 19 pandemic has changed all of our lives in regards to building online connections in ways we never did before. What we may not realize is that teens often share their innermost thoughts and feelings as they post Tik Tok videos, Instagram Hashtags and maintain Snapchat Streaks. Posts like, “I am bored, scared, or alone,” are all signals for bad guys. During increased times of stress, pedophiles, pimps and predators also spend more time online taking increased chances in the hopes of connecting with a vulnerable young person they can seduce and groom.

EXPLOITED: Crimes Against Humanity

EXPLOITED: Crimes Against Humanity

Thursday at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

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. EXPLOITED: Crimes Against Humanity is broadcast live every Thursday at 7 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Opal Singleton

Opal Singleton

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.

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Episode Directory

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

  • 4/30/2020: COMBATTING SEXUAL EXPLOITATION CRIMES DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC Listen Now
  • 4/23/2020: Encore Beyond Stranger Danger: Protect Your Children from Child Molesters Listen Now
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