How Groups Can Combat Sex Trafficking and Social Media Exploitatation During the Pandemic
August 6, 2020
Hosted by Opal Singleton
Most of us are aware that sex trafficking and social media exploitation of our teenagers is a very real thing. Many faith-based leaders are telling me their resources are limited but still, they want to do what they can to protect and inform their families. It appears that most teens and even young children will be spending a vast amount of time online with distance learning this fall. Even first graders are being prepared for online learning. Parents, teachers, and pastors are concerned about how to keep their young kids safe from predators. This show will focus on how churches, synagogues, and civic groups can create practical programs that will address issues related to sex trafficking and social media exploitation. Sex trafficking can be a dangerous and violent crime. It is important to know how to recognize it and report it but not get involved. Learn how to encourage your teens to become leaders to use technology in a way that glorifies God and honors themselves and others.
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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.