Track Two - The Human Costs of Digital and Digitally-Facilitated Child Sex Abuse
Once we have shared the lay of the land on children being victimized online or with the assistance of digital technology, we need to understand the human costs. In this track you will hear from two mothers who lost their teen daughters to suicide following their sextortion and digital broadcast of their rape. You will hear from psychiatrists and mental health professionals and teens.
Leah is a grief counselor and works with mindfulness to help parents heal from a tragic loss. She came to this following her own tragic loss of her teen daughter Rehtaeh to suicide after her rape and broadcasting of images of her rape online.
Carol is an educator for special needs youth. Since the suicide of her daughter Amanda following her sextortion by a child predator from the Netherland, Carol has been a vocal advocate for mental health awareness.
DR. FARAZ MOHAMMED
Faraz is a board-certified psychiatrist and specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry. He is seeking digital-related mental health issues every day. He is a leader in our Cyberwellness program.
Teenangels are teen cybersafety experts training for 2-years before earning their wings and creating their own programs to help parents, their peers and policymakers around the world.
Barbara has been among the global leaders in parenting, bullying and social-exclusion for decades. Vulnerable tweens and teens are easier targets for predators online.
Due to connection/audio difficulties during the live session, this panel is being re-recorded and will be added at a later date.
This video was shot in connection with safer internet day 2020, in advance of the #PutKids1st virtual summit. But Barbara's insights into youth vulnerability are valuable to digital crimes against children and youth consensual high-risk digital sexual activities.