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

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!

Episode 4: How Technology and Social Media Impacts Gang Activity with Anthony Ortiz Jr. and California Youth Outreach (PART 1)

(Original  air date 06/21/18)


​​Episode Description


Anthony Ortiz Jr. was raised in the gang culture. His father, a former gang member, left the gang lifestyle to become a pastor and eventually became a nationally recognized expert in the field of gang intervention and prevention services. Due to his leadership and expertise in working with hardcore, gang-involved youth, he helped to develop and implement the San Jose Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force. In 1992, Pastor Ortiz received national recognition for developing programs that successfully turn gang-prone youth away from gangs. Together they run California Youth Outreach, an organization dedicated to reaching out to all gang-impacted youth, their families, and their communities through education services, intervention programs and resource opportunities that support a positive and healthy lifestyle.

This week, host Opal Singleton, and Anthony Ortiz Jr. will talk about the growth of the hip hop industry in street gang culture and how technology and social media impacts gang activity both online and on the streets.

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Episode 5: How Technology and Social Media Impacts Gang Activity with Anthony Ortiz Jr. and California Youth Outreach (PART 2)

(Original  air date 06/28/18)


​​Episode Description


Anthony Ortiz Jr. was raised in the gang culture. His father, a former gang member, left the gang lifestyle to become a pastor and eventually became a nationally recognized expert in the field of gang intervention and prevention services. Due to his leadership and expertise in working with hardcore, gang-involved youth, he helped to develop and implement the San Jose Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force. In 1992, Pastor Ortiz received national recognition for developing programs that successfully turn gang-prone youth away from gangs. Together they run California Youth Outreach, an organization dedicated to reaching out to all gang-impacted youth, their families, and their communities through education services, intervention programs and resource opportunities that support a positive and healthy lifestyle.

This week, host Opal Singleton, and Anthony Ortiz Jr. will talk about how gangs are reorganizing territories based on social media and sex trafficking. How gangs recruit young people and how to help kids stay out of or get out of a gang.

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.

Episode 13: Anger Management: Does It Actually Work? PART 1

(Original  air date 08/23/17)


​​Episode Description


Have you ever wondered why some people are more hot tempered than others? Or, why, when you least expect it, you find yourself angry and can't stop the “voices" that go round and round in your head that lead you to make rash decisions? Perhaps you know a foster kid, or kids from broken homes that struggle to manage their rage and frustration at their circumstances. Or, maybe, your spouse is so out of control that it is difficult to communicate with them.

This week we will feature Susan Steele, a certified Anger Management Counselor and Behavior Health Specialist for adults and at-risk children. Susan owns her own agency, NTSP Anger Management, where she conducts both couple’s counseling and individual counseling to those who have recognized there is an issue stemming from anger in their life. She also assists with stabilizing youth in short term residential treatment programs. 

Susan will discuss what causes anger and the difference between anger and rage, how we process anger, and why certain things trigger an off the wall reaction. She will inform us about how to deal with young people that have anger issues, as well as how to learn to manage our own anger that we may unknowingly be harboring.


​Find PART 2 to this series under Season 10, Episode 2

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.​

Episode 3: The REAL statistics of runaway youth in America

(Original  air date 06/14/18)


​​Episode Description


Do you Want to make a positive difference in someone’s life?  Listen to this show. 

Foster kids, group home kids, runaway and pregnant kids are some of the most vulnerable and easily seduced youth on the face of the earth. The foster care system is one of the most complex issues facing our society today. Statistics indicate that more than 60% of youth in commercial sex (prostitution) come from the foster care system. These kids are available and vulnerable. Pimps and predators come in as “Daddy” and offer the role of protector... the very thing these kids crave in their lives.

This week we will take a hard look at the “REAL” statistics of runaway youth in America. We will explore how the welfare system grooms young people for exploitation.  And, we will talk extensively about what churches and organizations can do to intervene. Finally, we will talk about the needs of kids in foster care.

Join us as host, Opal Singleton, exposes how circumstances that put minors into foster care often are the same factors that make them vulnerable to sex traffickers and what you can do to change their path.

Episode 9: Opal Singleton Shares Her Personal Story

(Original  air date 07/26/18)


​​Episode Description


On July 11, 2018 Million Kids celebrated its’ 10th anniversary as a 501(c)3 public benefit non-profit organization. During this show, host, Opal Singleton, shares about her journey of building Million Kids and the impact the organization has had in educating thousands of people about how to keep kids safe from predators.

Opal also tells her personal story… something she has never done publicly before. She shares about her childhood and early adult times, and the lessons she learned along the way that have formed her mission today. Many of her life experiences are the foundation of her presentations and book, "Seduced: The Grooming of America's Teenagers,” s well as shared with parents who are struggling with a child in or near “the life.” 

Episode 7: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Apps, Chat Rooms, Live Streaming and Slang

(Original  air date 07/12/18)


​​Episode Description


Keeping track of which apps are dangerous for kids has become somewhat of a full-time job for parents. Once you figure out how one app works, another one is introduced. Who knows what impact each new app could have on your family?

This week we will talk about the latest apps and chat rooms that kids are gravitating towards including live streaming technology. We will also talk about some of the slang they use to hide their conversations from adults. 

We will also talk about how to keep your kids safe in a world of artificial intelligence where your every click, search and location are being sold as a profile about you is being developed.

We will cover:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • APPS:  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Kik, GroupMe, WhatsApp, Musical.ly, Tumblr, Grindr 
  • VIDEO CHAT ROOMS: Omega, HouseParty, Live.ly, Live.Me, You.Now
  • SELF-DESTRUCTING/SECRET APPS: Snapchat, Whisper 
  • CHATTING, MEETING, AND DATING APPS AND SITES: Monkey, MeetMe, Yubo
  • Slang used by teens


Join us this week as we help adults to understand some of the apps, chat rooms, live streaming technology and slang that teens use today and where predators roam about seeking vulnerable kids to exploit.

Episode 6: How Technology and Social Media Impacts Gang Activity with Anthony Ortiz Jr. and California Youth Outreach (PART 2)

(REBROADCAST | Original  air date 06/28/18)


​​Episode Description


Anthony Ortiz Jr. was raised in the gang culture. His father, a former gang member, left the gang lifestyle to become a pastor and eventually became a nationally recognized expert in the field of gang intervention and prevention services. Due to his leadership and expertise in working with hardcore, gang-involved youth, he helped to develop and implement the San Jose Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force. In 1992, Pastor Ortiz received national recognition for developing programs that successfully turn gang-prone youth away from gangs. Together they run California Youth Outreach, an organization dedicated to reaching out to all gang-impacted youth, their families, and their communities through education services, intervention programs and resource opportunities that support a positive and healthy lifestyle.

This week, host Opal Singleton, and Anthony Ortiz Jr. will talk about how gangs are reorganizing territories based on social media and sex trafficking. How gangs recruit young people and how to help kids stay out of or get out of a gang.

Episode 2: Live Streaming Sextortion: Why Victims Won’t Tell

(Original  air date 06/07/18)


​​Episode Description


Live streaming apps like Omegle and Live.Me are providing a whole new level of access to our kids. Live.Me is a relatively new app with about one hundred MILLION users. It has a geotracking function that alerts people nearby when you are broadcasting. Pedophiles have been using this app to encourage kids as young as 7 years old with virtual currency to grind, strip and photograph themselves provocatively. The app advertises itself as a way for kids, tweens, teenagers, to be a star. Anyone can watch and record you and there is no age restriction. You do not have to add someone for them to follow you. They can select your live stream and watch your stream and communicate with you via text.

This show will explore how pedophiles are using the latest technologies to seduce and groom our kids. We will discuss why kids won’t or don’t tell by examining the psychological impact of shame on a pre pubescent child and how they trauma bond with the pedophile. We will analyze how this affects their perception of self worth and sexual relationships.  We will also probe real cases to see how vile this can get. Finally, we will delve into the need for parents and teachers to understand what happens to a naked photo of a victim of sextortion.

Season 9: Exploited - Crimes Against Humanity

Episode 1: The Role of The Intelligence Analyst in Crime Solving

(Original  air date 05/31/18)


​​Episode Description


Few people understand the vast amount of effort that takes place in developing a criminal case and bringing it to the point of apprehension and prosecution. This week we will be exploring what a Crime Analyst does and the critical importance of building an intelligence profile in developing a case.

Crime Analysts will become the most sought after talent for law enforcement in the next decade. A Crime Analyst builds the foundation for potential cases by looking at a wide rage of data, including public records, financial, business and legal documentation, as well as cellphone and social media activity. They watch for patterns and trends, are meticulous, insightful, possess critical thinking skills, and exercise excellent judgement.

Intelligence is key to building a solid case. The challenge for the next decade of crime solving will be the changing social media landscape, which can both enhance intelligence gathering and also prevent easy access to data through technologies like encryption, crypto currency, disappearing video and live streaming. This show will address the powerful role Crime Analysts will play in the next generation of crime solving and help the public understand the challenges in building a strong and successful criminal case.

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Episode 10: When MOM is a MONSTER

(Original  air date 08/02/18)


​​Episode Description


This show is one of the most difficult shows we have ever done. It is not for the novice or faint of heart. This week we take a hard look at cases where mothers sell their kids or may have allegedly exploited their children. AND, we look at cases where men did not purchase the child, but, instead, reported it to law enforcement.

We also examine many cases of sex trafficking and sexual abuse by mothers. Some did it because they were addicted to drugs. Some were hard core sex traffickers working with male partners. Some used social media apps like KIK, Meetme and Snap Money. Others were trying to please a boyfriend.

It is important to understand the dynamics of these cases so they can be recognized and reported if they are happening around you. It is also important to recognize that incest is prolific in our society and it is a LIFE SENTENCE for a child. The bond between a mother and child is unlike any on earth. A child carries its mother’s DNA and spends nine months in her womb where their entire existence is dependent on protection of the mother. As years pass and that trust is violated, it will forever alter the life of the victim, whether male or female. Sexual exploitation by a mother is one of the greatest travesties on earth.

Episode 12: The Challenge to Obtain Justice and Protection for Victims in a Global World of Encrypted Social Media and Disappearing Evidence (Part 2)

(REBROADCAST 08/16/18 | Original  air date 08/03/17)


​​Episode Description


Poof – The Evidence is Gone!

The last six months has brought a plethora of new technologies that are changing our lives at the speed of light. We are now seeing disappearing video, encrypted messaging, encrypted chat rooms, live-streaming within a video game chat room, anonymous and untraceable cyber currency and, yes even Backpage is now taking untraceable gift cards purchased with cash.

WhatsApp has led the industry in encrypted messaging. They have a monthly user base of 1.3 BILLION users sharing 55 BILLION messages, 4.5 BILLION photos and one BILLION videos PER DAY. 

This week Opal Singleton, President and CEO of Million Kids, will explore the impact on crime and crime solving when there is no chain of evidence. We will look at the search warrant process, the Rule of 41, and how law enforcement can investigate illicit sexual activity in an encrypted world. 

Episode 11: The Challenge to Obtain Justice and Protection for Victims in a Global World of Encrypted Social Media and Disappearing Evidence (Part 1)

(REBROADCAST 08/09/18 | Original  air date 07/27/17)


​​Episode Description


Our world is changing at the speed of light. As Americans we are protected by the First Amendment and expect a right to privacy where law enforcement has to obtain legal permission to enter our world and gather evidence. Our nation’s primary responsibility is to protect its’ citizens from harm. However, once an American citizen posts information on the world wide web, the discussion becomes quite fascinating. Once that citizen engages on the Dark Web, uses encrypted messaging or views child pornography, live-streamed sexually abusive encounters, or disappearing video, the discussion becomes volatile.

This week Opal Singleton, President and CEO of Million Kids, looks at the race for technology in providing global anonymity and how terrorists, pedophiles and predators use emerging technology to confound legal evidence gathering. 

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Episode 8: Crypto Currencies, The Dark Net and Sex Trafficking

(Original  air date 07/19/18)


​​Episode Description


This week The U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 6069, known as the “Fight Illicit Networks and Detect Trafficking” Act (FIND Trafficking Act). Today we will discuss the impact of this act on money laundering connected to sex, gun and drug trafficking.

As technologies advance, we are seeing the convergence of multiple technologies that empower cartels and organized crime by providing them a network to launder money generated by the exploitation of people around the globe. As sex ads move off shore, exploiters use cryptocurrency to continue to advertise sexual services in the U.S. by claiming commercial sex is legal in the country where the ad service resides. Will this bill make that activity illegal? Additionally, there are challenges for law enforcement to obtain search warrants in the dark net where there is a virtual marketplace of sex trafficking, child pornography, gun and drug sales. And, what about all those live streaming sites that will be using virtual currency to charge for live streaming of pornography?

Join us as host, Opal Singleton, discusses the correlation between CryptoCurrencies, The Dark Net and Sex Trafficking.

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