A FREE Weekly Global Training Program about

Human Trafficking and  Exploitation

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sextortion (blackmail by photo)
  • Child Pornography
  • Social Media Grooming & Recruitment
  • ​Global Migration and Refugee Exploitation

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LATEST NEWS

Episode 1: The Many Faces of Trafficking Pt 1 of 2

(Original  air date 02/27/2020)


​​Episode Description


There is much talk these days about human trafficking. After watching documentaries, reading an online story or maybe looking at a news release one almost has the sense that it is all encompassing, and taking place on nearly every street corner. There are stories about kidnappings, scary notes on windows, immigrants being enslaved, massage parlors down the street, and even organs being removed from Southern California children to be sold in foreign lands. How on earth can anyone sort truth from fiction?

FIRST, THE TRUTH. Human Trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the U.S. and California is the number one state for cases. Surprisingly, more than half of the cases that happen in Southern California involve U.S. citizens and, all too often, our young people. To be fair, we must also acknowledge that there are many cases where individuals from outside the U.S. come to the U.S and end up exploited through sex and labor trafficking.

All of this takes place in our communities. And yet, IT IS NOT EVERYWHERE. In fact, it is hard to recognize, hard to respond to, and hard for the average citizen to know what to do about. The truth is no one in law enforcement wants Grandma down at the motel taking on the Cartel. There are things we can do to keep our kids safe from predators. And, it is important to understand the full scope of trafficking so, if you do see it, you can report it. But DO NOT GET INVOLVED IN THE MIDDLE OF A TRAFFICKING SCENARIO.

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Episode 5: Keeping Your Sanity in Times of Adversity

(Original  air date 03/26/2020)


​​Episode Description


Times of adversity can either make you or break you. Many people are currently being forced into isolation due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Others are laid off or are forced to work in difficult conditions at home. Most of us are concerned about our financial future as incomes are tentative and the stock market is wiping out many retirement funds. Kids are out of school and many are functioning from a mindset of fear and uncertainty.   

 If this crisis is occurring at a time when there was already stress in the family or in relationships, it will definitely cause a greater impact. It is important to recognize the place where you and your family are and develop a solid strategy for taking control of your lives. Change brings out the fear and panic in all of us. It would be easy to make decisions that you would not make in more stable times.  

If you were contemplating a major move in your life, put it off. Especially if you were thinking of getting a divorce or a major relocation or leaving your job. Focus on stabilizing your current situation. Especially, if you have young people at home.

These are difficult times for young people. Most teens born after 2000 have not seen much adversity.They need your leadership more than ever, and they need solid, concrete steps to maintain stability in their lives. 

It is true that crisis accelerates bad guys. And right now, it also presents opportunity for your child to make poor decisions, act out in ways that are not healthy and take more chances on the internet. Help your child get a plan to take control of their lives and deal with adversity. Encourage them to put down the phone/tablet and verbalize what they are feeling.

Human Trafficking & Child Pornography expert, Opal Singleton, has educated tens of thousands of first responders, government agencies, civic leaders, school administrators, medical personnel, faith-based organizations,  parents & grand-parents about how predators operate and how to prevent young people from 
becoming victims 
of  exploitation.

"EXPLOITED - Crimes Against Humanity" is a FREE global internet training program about human trafficking and exploitation that includes a powerful weekly podcast that reaches 170 countries and corresponding blog with links to the cases and stories discussed on the show.

Episode 4: Teaching Your Child to Live with Adversity

(Original  air date 03/19/2020)


​​Episode Description


Life is full of unpredictable events. Some how we all expect to live our lives in a straight line or even consistent upward momentum. We like to feel like we are in control and can handle whatever life sends our way.

The recent Corona Virus Epidemic has certainly challenged many of us. Schools are shutting down, all the bars and restaurants are closing, there seems to be a run on groceries and absolute craziness in the belief there will be a toilet paper shortage.

For Million Kids this has been especially a challenging time to deal with change. Prior to this week’s announcements about event cancellations, we were conducting three to four presentations a day and were totally booked until June. Suddenly, in a three-day period ALL of our events were cancelled or postponed due to government restrictions on public gatherings etc. Million Kids is a small but mighty nonprofit whose entire income is dependent on speakers fees, donations and book sales. Without speaking events, our income will be greatly limited.

The real challenge though is that this is a time of uncertainty and stress for everyone including our teens. Teens who are on the edge or living in high risk circumstances such as a parental divorce, diminished family income, changes in school schedules etc, will be at greater risk as the future of life as we now know it seems threatened. Some teens will turn to strangers to share their secret fears and frustrations dealing with change. Some marriages will experience more conflict as parents try to cope with financial insecurity.

This show will again feature our guest speaker, Dr. Rajeev Fernando but Opal will also address creative and positive ways to help your teen deal adversity in a time of uncertainty.

This is where you will find upcoming show information with links to the cases that will be discussed. 

Also, if you miss a live show, you will find it here in our archives of past episodes in easy-to-access segments.​

Looking for more information about sex trafficking, labor trafficking, sextortion, child pornography, social media grooming & recruitment? Here is where you will find loads of resources from our parent organization, Million Kids!

Season 16: Exploited - Crimes Against Humanity

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Episode 3: The Many Faces of Trafficking Pt 2 of 2

(Original  air date 03/12/2020)


​​Episode Description


There is much talk these days about human trafficking. After watching documentaries, reading an online story or maybe looking at a news release one almost has the sense that it is all encompassing, and taking place on nearly every street corner. There are stories about kidnappings, scary notes on windows, immigrants being enslaved, massage parlors down the street, and even organs being removed from Southern California children to be sold in foreign lands. How on earth can anyone sort truth from fiction?

FIRST, THE TRUTH. Human Trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the U.S. and California is the number one state for cases. Surprisingly, more than half of the cases that happen in Southern California involve U.S. citizens and, all too often, our young people. To be fair, we must also acknowledge that there are many cases where individuals from outside the U.S. come to the U.S and end up exploited through sex and labor trafficking.

All of this takes place in our communities. And yet, IT IS NOT EVERYWHERE. In fact, it is hard to recognize, hard to respond to, and hard for the average citizen to know what to do about. The truth is no one in law enforcement wants Grandma down at the motel taking on the Cartel. There are things we can do to keep our kids safe from predators. And, it is important to understand the full scope of trafficking so, if you do see it, you can report it. But DO NOT GET INVOLVED IN THE MIDDLE OF A TRAFFICKING SCENARIO.

Episode 6: The Power of Social Media in a Pandemic

(Original  air date 04/02/2020)


​​Episode Description


We truly live in a “world without borders.” Every day there is an update as we measure the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on our lives, our city, our country and compare it to Italy, China, Japan etc. Most of us are in isolation, and now more than ever we turn to online information to analyze the state of our lives. Many are telecommuting, live streaming, taking online classes and playing more games than ever. It is truly an historic and life changing experience.

Kids have more access to strangers than ever before and now they have time on their hands. Some are bored, some are scared and some just want to try out something different to relieve their anxiety. As stress accelerates, pedophiles and predators become even more aggressive, obsessive and they also have time on their hands. 

Join us as we examine the power of social media during this crisis. We will look at “whats true,” whats possible, how predators seduce scared and vulnerable kids, and how we can all THRIVE through social media.

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Episode 2: Global Health Expert Shares Insights on Coronavirus, Opioid Epidemic and Human Trafficking

(Original  air date 03/05/2020)


​​Episode Description


Dr. Fernando works with the Department of Homeland Security as a physician on Plum Island, New York. He is also a world-renown infectious disease specialist, formerly touring the world while serving as a member of Doctors Without Borders in Sudan. Dr. Fernando will also talk about the health risks related to human trafficking, the opioid epidemic, as well as the Coronavirus.