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Stopping Child Sex Trafficking

Bruce Edwin of Hollywood Sentinel dot com gives here below, an exclusive interview with Million Kids dot org founder Opal Singleton, who is partnered with the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, to help fight child sex trafficking.

Million Kids dot Org

Opal Singleton of Million Kids dot org, (c)2018, MillionKids.org
Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the U.S. Our teenagers and young adults are the primary target, with recruitment taking place in schools, malls and by social-media. Human Trafficking is often a crime of psychological manipulation; luring in unsuspecting victims with promises of love, and easy money. That means that ‘education’ is the key to keeping kids safe, parents informed, and our schools and community engaged in stopping the exploitation of our young people.

The three most likely targets of human trafficking in the U.S. are:

Foster Kids: 50% of child sex trafficking victims come from the Foster Care System.

Pregnant Teens: There is nothing more vulnerable than a pregnant teen without a support system.

Runaway and Homeless Kids: 1.69 “Million Kids” run away each year (6000 in Riverside County) and 35-37% will engage in prostitution within the first 48 hours to survive.

The Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force is a collaboration of agencies working together to:

1) Identify and rescue victims of human trafficking,

2) Proactively investigate, identify, apprehend, and prosecute those engaged in human trafficking,

3) Promote greater public awareness through marketing, trainings, and understanding of the nature and scope of human trafficking within the County of Riverside.

These agencies include the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Diplomatic Security Service, United States Attorney’s Office, California Attorney General’s Office, Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, Operation SafeHouse, and Million Kids. The RCAHT Task Force also partners with local law enforcement agencies to include Hemet Police Department and Riverside Police Department.

Listen to Part 1 and 2 of the Exclusive Interview with Million Kids dot com founder Opal Singleton, here below:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Million Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that combats human trafficking. Locally, Million Kids serves on the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT) as the Training and Outreach Coordinator. Nationally, they provide lectures and training programs to corporations, civic groups, churches, and government agencies. Internationally, they support rescue and recovery programs in Southeast Asia and Haiti. All contributions are tax deductible and go to help prevent or stop human trafficking. This textual content is ©2018,​​ Million Kids.

Visit the official Million Kids website here below at:
https://www.millionkids.org/

Report Human Trafficking:

Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT) Hotline 1-855-758-FREE (3733) National Hotline 1-888-3737-888

Bruce Edwin is publisher of Hollywood Sentinel dot com, Manager of Hollywood Sentinel Public Relations and Bruce Edwin Productions, and CEO of Starpower Management. His charitable work includes helping to educate youth on How to Succeed In Hollywood without selling their soul, and in teaching parents and kids How to Stay Safe in Hollywood and prevent child trafficking and abuse. Contact the office of Bruce Edwin at 310-226-7176.

This textual and audio content are ©2018, Hollywood Sentinel, Bruce Edwin, all rights reserved.

Bruce Edwin speaks with Million Kids dot Org

Bruce Edwin, CEO of Starpower Management, Hollywood Sentinel Public Relations, and Publisher of Hollywood Sentinel joins Opal Singleton with Million Kids dot org, for an exclusive radio interview with the anti-trafficking expert, as heard in the link here below.

Topics include the closure of Backpage, and keeping kids safe online and in Hollywood.

Contact the office of Bruce Edwin at 310-226-7176.

Visit www.MillionKids.org 

This content is (c). 2018, Hollywood Sentinel, Million Kids dot org, all rights reserved.

How to Keep Kids Safe In Hollywood

Bruce Edwin is CEO of the A-list model and talent firm Starpower Management, and publisher of Hollywood Sentinel, and founder of Hollywood Sentinel Public Relations.  His charitable work includes helping to fight the sexual abuse of children in Hollywood and throughout the world.

The following is a brief, yet in no way comprehensive list of things parents should do in order to keep their children save in Hollywood.

1, Never sign an exclusive contract for any child under 18 unless they are famous and you are signing with one of the top agencies in the world.

2, Never pay for pictures for a child under 8 or even 12 years of age. They will go so quickly, that the pictures will be outdated every few months. A legit agent can work off of decent snapshots.

3, Never leave your child under 18 unattended out of your sight for anything, including but not limited to an acting class, acting  coach, audition, casting, open call, go see, acting or modeling job, etc. Even at a major film studio or with an agent, manager, producer, casting director, or casting agent or star or someone famous or that you know and trust–do NOT do it.  If they get mad and insist you leave your child alone, walk out with your child, and call me and I will deal with them for you. (tel: 310-226-7176).  Obviously, if your child is shooting, you need to be off screen and quiet, but still, keep them in your sight at ALL times.

4, Don’t ever let your child be portrayed in a sexual way or do anything you or they are uncomfortable with, no matter how big or important you think it will be to their career. Stick to your morals and values.

5, Don’t let anyone insult or disparage your child. Demand that they be treated with respect.

6, Don’t push you child in to acting or modeling. Make sure that it is what they want, and not just what you want.

7, Don’t bully your child and bribe or blackmail them with doing things or not doing things and threatening to take away their career if they do not behave a certain way. Put yourself in their position, and let it be a positive experience for them.

8, Don’t manipulate your child with money or other things. Teach them that money and fame can be nice, but that happiness is found on the inside, and comes from being a good person both to ourselves and to others.

9, Remember that any legit agent or manager will require that your child have good grades, at least a B average, have a good clean bill of health, and have a Coogan Bank account that you open, as well as a work permit that they have a copy of. If your agent or manager does not discuss and require all of these things about your child, do not deal with them, as they do not know what they are doing.

10,  Don’t let your children dress inappropriately. Make sure that you daughters do not wear dresses or skirts that are too short, or reveal their chest.  Make sure that they always wear underwear and girls–a bra when they are old enough.

11, Do not encourage your children to dress up as the opposite sex! I fully defend a person’s right to do whatever they want to their own body once they are a legal adult. However, children’s brains, bodies, and morals are still developing.  You need to not only protect them from others, but also from the media, and themselves. It is NOT OK to encourage or even allow a child to have surgery to change their sex. This is child abuse.

12, Teach your children about child sex abuse, and about pedophilia and child rapists. Teach them how this is wrong, and teach them how to avoid these predators.

If you have any specific questions, you may call my office for further free advice, or write me on the front page of this site.

www.BruceEdwin.com

Tel: 310-226-7176 (Los Angeles, California)

CEO, Starpower Management

This content is (c). 2018, Bruce Edwin, Hollywood Sentinel, all rights reserved.