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

Episode 2: Pimp Methodologies (Part 1)

(Original  air date 12/13/18)


​​Episode Description


There is a lot of discussion these days about human trafficking, what it looks like, why it is happening, how it happens and, of course, how to stop it. Million Kids has been a leader in the prevention and intervention of both labor and sex trafficking since 2008.

All too often the public's perception of how human trafficking works is based on one survivor's story or a documentary. Each and every one of those stories is critical because it gives a real life perspective in understanding how a person can easily become a victim. But, we must not limit our understanding to one scenario or message.

Sex trafficking is a broad and complex issue where perpetrators use a myriad of tactics and seductive approaches. During today’s show we will begin to dissect the details of how sociopathic individuals access, seduce and violate their victims into the tragic world of sex trafficking.

Types of Pimping Tactics:

  • Romeo/Boyfriend Pimping
  • Gorilla Pimping (Male)
  • Gorilla Pimping (Female)
  • Gang Pimping
  • CEO Pimping
  • Madam Pimping
  • Foreign National Pimping
  • Family Pimping
  • Family/Cartel Pimping
  • Sugar Daddy or Chicken Hawk Pimping
  • LBGTQ Pimping

The Show

RESOURCES

Episode 6: Choosing to be Free of Self-Condemnation

(Original  air date 01/10/19)


​​Episode Description


Researchers will tell you that 70% of victims of sex trafficking have been previously sexually exploited. The most likely targets for pimps and pedophiles are foster kids, homeless, run away and pregnant teens and young people who are available and vulnerable on social media. These are kids that often struggle with self-worth and self-condemnation.

Working in this field for over ten years, I have often searched for solutions on how to provide prevention and intervention education for teens and parents so our precious kids do not end up being violated and become easy targets for sex trafficking. Having dealt with hundreds of parents of trafficking and sextortion victims tells me that it is critical that parents work through their own emotional traumas from childhood or marriage experiences so they do not pass their shame, guilt and feelings of condemnation onto their children.

This week’s show is based on the work of Dr. Edith Eger, a world-renowned psychologist dealing with trauma and PTSD and author of the book, “The Choice: Embrace The Possible.”

We will look at the impact of life events on our self-perception and more important how to reframe those life events so we are free of self-condemnation. We will talk about loss and how the blaming and depression ripples out into the family affecting the relationships with loved ones and children. We will provide tools offered by Dr. Eger that can help all of us overcome obstacles and learn to love ourselves and gain power for living a productive and healthy life. This show is an important show for parents of teenagers or anyone dealing with a life-time of shame, guilt and/or oppression.

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.​

The Host

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 5: Overcoming Shame and Adversity

(Original  air date 01/03/19)


​​Episode Description


Many times, after I have spoken about technology and sexual exploitation at an event both men and women will contact me and share that they had been sexually violated as a child. This is far more common than most of us realize.  Most of these individuals have gone on in their lives and have become successful professionals, parents and citizens.  But they secretly carry the self- image of having been violated, of fearing they are less than.

Psychologists will tell us that shame is often generational. Children and teens will absorb shame-based behaviors from their parents making them much more likely to become victims of physical or virtual sexual exploitation. When we internalize an inferiority, it will be difficult to find a sense of worth and identity. 

Episode 7: Animated Pornography: How It Impacts Teens in Video Gaming

(Original  air date 01/17/19)


​​Episode Description


Recently, PornHub (the largest porn site in the world) released their 2018 data, and the findings are very concerning. Many of the popular searches in PornHub were video game characters created in a pornographic setting. For example, of the 33 BILLION porn video downloads, Fortnite and Bowsette (a Nintendo character) led the searches. Equally disturbing is the new trend of creating animated pornography parodies of these video games, which are being downloaded by the tens of millions. 

Five of the searches were related to FORTNITE characters and 9 of the top searches were related to Overwatch characters. Many more were related to Marvel characters. Nearly 80% of these downloads were through smart phones. The other significant revelation is that in categories viewed the longest, the leader is “Amateur” videos, something teens can create on their own just by using live-streaming apps.

In this episode we will discuss the implications of this report for our teens who play video games which contain explicit animated pornography. We will talk about the force multiplier when all members (including a 13-year-old boy) are looking at pornographic scenes where the players have sex with the characters and share it with adult strangers in a chat room. We will discuss the concept that many players are hormonal and developing their sexual identity making them easy targets for recruitment and exploitation. In much of video gaming pornography, the sex is one way, sometimes it is a weapon and there is virtually no relationship with the object of their sexual engagement. Although video game pornography may seem harmless, it can become addictive, and gives teenagers a sense of sex without commitment or consequences, and, unrealistically, sex where they control all factors in their fantasy world. Unfortunately, most parents are unaware that video game pornography shared with strangers in a public chat room is a dangerous virtual incubator for grooming and exploitation.

LISTEN

Episode 9: Rebroadcast TBD

(Original  air date 01/31/19)


​​Episode Description

Season 11: Exploited - Crimes Against Humanity

Episode 11: Who Are The Most Likely Victims and Why 
[Sex Trafficking and Social Media Exploitation]

(Original  air date 02/14/19)


​​Episode Description


Thousands of kids each year are victimized through sextortion, social media exploitation, sex trafficking and child pornography. And, technologies such as encrypted messaging, instant messaging apps (like Facebook messenger and KIK), disappearing video (like SnapChat and Instagram), live streaming (like Tik Tok, Omegle and live.me), dating sites (like My LOL, Crush Zone, MeetMe, and Grindr), online gaming chat rooms (like GTA, Fortnight, Minecraft, and World of Warcraft), and ghost apps (like Calculator and Burn Notes) provide a technology-freeway for predators to access, groom, recruit and exploit our children.

So who are the most vulnerable victims?


  • ​Foster, homeless and runaway kids
  • Pregnant teens
  • Sexually active teens
  • Kids from broken homes; single parent households; kids being raised by grandparents
  • Kids with low self esteem
  • Kids who associate with gangs
  • Deaf kids
  • High-functioning autistic kids
  • LGBT kids
  • Affluent kids
  • Pre-pubescent children who are allowed online (including online games)
  • ANY KID who uses the internet and/or has a cell phone
  • ANY KID who believes that exploitation will never happen to them!


​Join us this week as host, Opal Singleton, talks about who are the most likely victims of sex trafficking and social media exploitation and why they are so vulnerable. EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO LISTEN TO THIS SHOW!

Episode 3: Pimp Methodologies (Part 2)

(Original  air date 12/20/18)


​​Episode Description


There is a lot of discussion these days about human trafficking, what it looks like, why it is happening, how it happens and, of course, how to stop it. Million Kids has been a leader in the prevention and intervention of both labor and sex trafficking since 2008.

All too often the public's perception of how human trafficking works is based on one survivor's story or a documentary. Each and every one of those stories is critical because it gives a real life perspective in understanding how a person can easily become a victim. But, we must not limit our understanding to one scenario or message.

Sex trafficking is a broad and complex issue where perpetrators use a myriad of tactics and seductive approaches. During today’s show we will begin to dissect the details of how sociopathic individuals access, seduce and violate their victims into the tragic world of sex trafficking.

Types of Pimping Tactics:

  • Romeo/Boyfriend Pimping
  • Gorilla Pimping (Male)
  • Gorilla Pimping (Female)
  • Gang Pimping
  • CEO Pimping
  • Madam Pimping
  • Foreign National Pimping
  • Family Pimping
  • Family/Cartel Pimping
  • Sugar Daddy or Chicken Hawk Pimping
  • LBGTQ Pimping

"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: What Happens When Your Child’s First Sexual Experience is a Virtual Sexual Experience?

(Original  air date 12/27/18)


​​Episode Description


We are entering a time of the greatest societal experiment ever. Soon the entire world will be connected by the internet and yet every day parents give phones and tablets to very young kids, who access apps, live-streaming and video game chat rooms BEFORE they have even had the “SEX” talk with them. And now, most of our kids’ first sexual experience will be with someone over the internet (someone they have never met in person) or will be based on animation or virtual pornography. It will most likely be sex without love and outside the context of relationship and commitment. It is also complicated by new technologies where virtual photos and videos are forever.

This week we will look at the impact virtual sex has on children and how it will change their sexual identity FOREVER.

Episode 10: Men Make The Difference in Combating Sex Trafficking

(Original  air date 02/07/19)


​​Episode Description


All too often we only think of men as culprits in the war on sex trafficking. However, many men are warriors who are making a difference. 

This week we will talk with Patrick Erlandson, a member of the Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force, and Jeremy Greening, father and advocate, both of these men are leading the fight against trafficking by decreasing demand and recognizing the connection between pornography and prostitution.

We will discuss many critical issues related to sex trafficking including the apathy of fathers, the sexual numbing down of our society, and ways that real men can make a difference. Patrick and Jeremy are two men who have the knowledge and expertise to help other men find creative and effective ways to get involved and stop sexual exploitation.

Episode 1: The Anatomy of an Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force

(Original  air date 12/06/18)


​​Episode Description


Combating human trafficking requires the collaborative effort of trained specialists working together to conduct law enforcement investigations, advance prosecutions, provide prevention and intervention programs while at the same time assessing and providing a broad range of services needed to rehabilitate victims of trafficking. It is critical that all participating agencies be educated in successful anti-trafficking efforts and develop a coordinated plan within each community.

This show will educate you about how task forces are formed, the role of each collaborating agency, including local law enforcement, federal law enforcement agencies, federal prosecutors, District Attorneys, departments of social services, public health, mental health and local offices of education, while also working closely with shelters and safe houses to address the needs of victims.

The information in this show is critical for all first responders and social services personnel to understand how to develop and implement a successful anti-human trafficking task force in your community.

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: Neighborhood Massage Parlors: Legitimate Business or Front for Sex Trafficking?

(Original  air date 02/28/19)


​​Episode Description


The recent arrest of the New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, is bringing to light the sordid underground world of local neighborhood massage parlors where women from China, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and other countries are lured to the U.S., often with legal visas, with promises of a better life, and then forced into modern day slavery by human traffickers.

The Orchids of Asia Day Spa, where Mr. Kraft allegedly solicited prostitution, is now the focus of a large-scale sex trafficking investigation by the Jupiter (Florida) Police Department. The investigation was triggered by "numerous complaints" by concerned citizens, as well as online reviews.

According to police, the victims averaged eight clients a day. They were forced to live in the spas for days, sometimes months, "for the purpose of sexual servitude." Many of them came from China on temporary work visas, believing they'd get legitimate jobs in the U.S. The police did not identify the number of women considered to be victims in the trafficking ring.

And now, authorities have charged at least 173 people with crimes, including human trafficking and soliciting prostitution. Six people are charged with running the ring.

Could this be happening in your neighborhood?

Episode 8: Societal Shift: A World Without Borders... A Home Without Walls

(Original  air date 01/24/19)


​​Episode Description


We are entering the most important time in all of history. More important than the industrial revolution. The year 2020 will see the entire world connected by internet… more than 6 BILLION people coming together. It will be a world without borders for our kids, but also a world without borders for pedophiles, predators, pimps, cartels and organized crime. Literally, 87% of our kids sleep with their phones which means it is a HOME WITHOUT WALLS as total strangers creep through the sheets at 3:00 AM to access, groom, recruit and exploit our kids.

Advancing technologies such as encrypted messaging, vaporware, mass audience live streaming, virtual reality chatrooms, animated video game pornography, cryptocurrency, block chain, and the dark web will change crimes and crime solving. It also means that law enforcement and parents will not be able to keep kids safe from predators.

Societal Shift takes a hard look at current and future crimes and how technology will be used to exploit our kids. We will also talk about the solutions that will use cutting-edge technologies for prevention and intervention of sex crimes such as sextortion, sex trafficking and crowd sourcing social media exploitation.

Join us as host, Opal Singleton, talks about her latest book, "Societal Shift: A World Without Borders... A Home Without Walls." 

LATEST NEWS

Episode 12: UNREPORTED: Domestic Abuse is an UNREPORTED crime and Learning to L.I.V.E. free is a journey

(Original  air date 02/21/19)


​​Episode Description


This week we will have as our guest, Veera Mahajan, author of the critically acclaimed book "Unreported," about recognizing and overcoming domestic abuse.

As a vocal survivor of spousal abuse in her own right, Veera found the help and strength to finally recognize and leave her former situation. No longer a victim, Veera Mahajan is now a victor.  Making it her life mission to help others escape domestic abuse that she too suffered, Veera's crowning achievements have been real-life coaching, mediation, and training others in the field, and in the homes, schools, colleges, and churches of her community. 

Through her critically acclaimed book "Unreported," Veera has interviewed many who like her, suffered, and overcame abuse. Through her unique, educational book, she has encourage many from around the world who have been living in abusive situations, to be better able to not only recognize the reality of their situation--which is often predicated on denial; to understand that they are not alone, and that with the right help through her efforts and the assistance of others, a life of happiness and freedom awaits for them on the other side. Veera is pleased to be the light to others for that hope, to be the guide for others to find the path she has carved for herself--to victory.