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For Parents & Teens: The Dangers of Online Activity by Opal Singleton

Central Christian Church - Mesa Central Christian Church Church Gym 933 North Lindsay Road Mesa, AZ 85213 United States

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This FREE presentation is for parents and teenagers.

Technology is a beautiful thing. It connects. It creates. It opens doors never before possible. And that is good. Today our kids have access to more knowledge than any other generation in history. But, ACCESS is a two-way street. The internet is unchartered territory with few rules. The World Wide Web opens the door to worlds that no culture, no generation, no one on the face of the earth is prepared for.

Normally a young person learns about the specifics of danger from the parent. But most parents grew up without the internet and they don’t recognize the specific dangers themselves. The dialogue between parent and child has decreased and outside influence has increased exponentially. Even face-time between parent and child often degenerates to clipped syllables sandwiched between texts and tweets.

So that begs the question: “Who’s grooming our children?”

Both the book and the live presentation are NOT an Internet Safety Instruction Manual. Indeed, there are hundreds of Internet Safety programs that are excellent tools for both parents and kids. “Seduced” is all about how ACCESS is used to GROOM and RECRUIT young people, which all too often ends in EXPLOITATION.

It is designed to be a parent empowering program. It is a guide for parents to understand the influence and coercion processes, and, most critically, equip adults with dialogue, insights and psychology that can put the power back into parenting. In essence, it is understanding the psychology behind technology. It is about unprecedented access to groom a child.

About our presenter:

Opal Singleton is the President and CEO of Million Kids. Million Kids serves as the Training and Outreach Coordinator for the Riverside County Anti Human Trafficking Task Force and works with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department through a Department of Justice Grant.

Opal has trained more than 250,000 government and individual leaders about labor trafficking, child sex trafficking, sextortion, child pornography and social media exploitation.

She is the author of “Seduced: The Grooming of America’s Teenagers and Societal Shift, A World Without Borders, A Home Without Walls” and often appears on television and radio talk shows across the United States.