Dangers of Social Media: Safeguarding Your Children from Online Predators
Join Human Trafficking Investigator and Cyber Nitewatch Founder Alisa Gbiorczyk
Time: 5:30pm doors open, training 6-7:15pm
Where: Empower Campus Community Room
1915 E. 8th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Social media is great to be able to connect with others any time, any where. This also means that perpetrators have easy access to our youth. The use of cyber space to facilitate human trafficking and exploitation is growing as the world continues to transform digitally. New technologies have enabled these criminals the ability to adapt their operating models for cyberspace. Human traffickers incorporate technology and use digital platforms to advertise, recruit, and exploit victims. We want to discuss the ways social media has been used to groom and exploit young victims. We will educate you on the warning signs to be aware of on your loved ones accounts. We will also review some tips to being safe on social media along with some helpful scripting to start tough conversations about sexually explicit images often shared.
Learn how social media is used by exploiters and how to prioritize online safety.
Taught by member of INTERPOL’s Human Trafficking Expert Group, and a member of the Global Association of Human Trafficking Scholars, you will gain real tools to employ.
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Alisa Gbiorczyk: In addition to holding a master’s degree in international relations from Harvard University, Alisa is a member of the OSCE International Survivor Advisory Council, and a member of INTERPOL’s Human Trafficking Expert Group, and a member of the Global Association of Human Trafficking Scholars. Her certifications include Certified Human Trafficking Investigator (CHTI), certified in open source intelligence, and a certified trainer in human rights issues. Alisa strives to disrupt criminal networks worldwide by utilizing her voice, cyber knowledge, research, and personal experience. She is driven by a desire to safeguard the population, protect the vulnerable, and bring criminals to justice.
In the United States, she has identified victims of human trafficking using indicators recognized by law enforcement, government agencies, and peer-reviewed journals. In collaboration with law enforcement and other stakeholders, Alisa has identified human trafficking networks operating across the United States. Finally, she assisted in the generation of 765 intelligence reports identifying advertisements with indicators of human trafficking for law enforcement. Alisa has also led international research and intelligence operations identifying victims and trafficking networks.