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Cammy Bowker is the founder of Global Education Philanthropists. With a degree from the University of Washington and Stanford with an emphasis on education, Global E.P. was designed to provide business owners and community members ways to find hands-on philanthropic opportunities that support educating communities for long-term empowerment. The world-class nonprofit organization, Global Education Philanthropists (Global E.P.) strategically fights human trafficking through education on a global scale.
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The Truth Of The Internet And Human Trafficking | Cammy Bowker
We’re going to get down with a serious topic, human trafficking. The guest that I’m bringing on, she and I know each other well. We’re good friends. There’s some fun lightheartedness that we’re having before the show. We’re going to try to keep that during the show, but there are some things that need to get out there too. We need to be real. I’m setting the tone that this is going to be real because this is what everybody needs to understand about what’s going on that’s in the world now and how we can be a part of it. My guest is the Founder and CEO of Global Education Philanthropists, public speaker, educator. I’ve cried when I’ve seen her speak on stage myself and fighting human trafficking through education because it doesn’t stop at the rescue even though she does get involved hardcore in the rescues, Cammy Bowker.
Thank you for having me. It’s great to be here.
I’m grateful that you came on because we’ve had conversations around this. You interviewed me for the digital side of the documentary. It’s going to be on Netflix.
We’re doing big things. Thank you for your help with that.
I’m pumped. We’re going to do some filming for a doc that I’m in on Cybercrime: Uncovering the Dark Web around this. We’re going to get down to the real deal. I can talk about the dark web all day, but what happens is that’s just the transaction points. There still has to be delivery of the goods, which is where you rock that world.
I’m working in human trafficking for so long. I’ve watched it evolve over the last several years, and the digital piece, it all starts there. I’ve gone to some different countries. You go to these red-light districts, even in our country, but people are gone. They’re not necessarily there like they used to be. Everything is transacted online. The internet has changed the way that we do everything, the way we buy our clothes. It’s also changed the way that arms, drugs, people and organs are sold.
I did an episode on Digital Fashion and how Snapchat can now track your entire upper body rather than just your face. When you’re using filters and all that, this is the next-gen of AI. You can put on digital makeup or make yourself look thinner in real-time on Snapchat filters. For younger girls, legit give yourself boobs, I’m sure it is where that’s going to go. We know that Snapchat and other things, Roblox, we’ve talked about all the digital side before. It’s grooming grounds.
If you’re a predator and you wanted to get a kid, where are you going to go? To where the kids are at. I was in Ireland giving this public speaking to a community full of teenagers and their parents. I had them come, sit down and talk with me. I wanted to know their perspective on the digital trafficking piece. They were like, “Why would somebody ever try to get my identity? No one cares where I’m at.” I’m trying to give them some of the information that I learned from you and learn along the way about how accessible all of our information is. I showed them a clip of an ex-teacher. It was a teacher from prison. He was saying on there, “This is where I should be. If I got out of prison, I couldn’t stop myself, but I could get kids every day, between 5 and 6 of them a day, brand new kids, on any of the games that you guys play. They would only take it a maximum of eight days for a kid as young as seven to agree to come to meet me.”
It was so shocking to the parents and to the kids. Almost every time I talked to a group of people, either parents or teenagers, come and talk to me, “This is happening. What do you think of this or that?” Half the time, we have to get law enforcement involved because there’s validity to the threat. It’s something that people don’t understand how real the threat is. Sometimes I like to show the kids, being a mom, a grandma, I want to protect our kids. That’s the basis of our documentary is showing them real-life stories of things on Snapchat.
We worked on a case in the States here. The girl thought all of this stuff was going on Snapchat like every other kid does. It wasn’t. We connect and get rattle that back. To watch the conversations that she thought had been deleted and watch all of that go down but luckily, we were able to find the trafficker that had her. We made a fake Snapchat profile and we said, “Hey,” to him. He said, “Hey,” back. The email was from a strange girl. It was like, “Send me nudes.” It dawned on me. That’s the reality of where our kids are at, “Send me nude.”
When I was in Ireland, I was talking to the kids. I said, “Do people ask you for nudes every day?” They’re like, “Yes.” All their parents were like, “What? Are you serious?” Their jaws drop. The more I learn what threats our kids have and how they’re maneuvering on the internet, it’s fascinating that there’s still a huge period between what their parents know and the life that our kids live. We tell our kids to understand the real threat because they know that us parents don’t know, and they’re right that we don’t understand.
A lot of my demographic is a younger demographic. They’re going to be at the point soon too where they’re going to have kids if they don’t have young kids now. This is something that’s legit. It’s real. Even when their kids reach the seven-year-old mark or they might have seven-year-olds right now, young kids. It’s real. This is something that we cannot brush under the rug. It’s not something that we can pretend doesn’t even exist because it’s there right in front of us. Education, I know, is your big thing. I’m curious because I’ve heard your story before. You mentioned a little bit you were a teacher. You’re educating around human trafficking now, but how did you go from that and get into this? Can you tell us your story a bit?
It’s funny you say that because I had someone ask me that. I compartmentalize where I’m at with my life and you forget and look back. I had to describe this. It hit me strongly. How do you go from teaching fifth-grade Science and Math and STEM, to going into the tunnels or talking to the Bloods and the Crips? How does it happen this way?” Almost daily basis, unfortunately, we get a call from our attorney general saying, “Cammy, a girl, can we help?” I remember that one time, I used to teach long division to this. I was working on my admin credentials to be a preschool principal. I started this organization to build schools in third-world countries because I knew we were so blessed in the States.
I knew my kids and students were entitled. I had watched the atmosphere of the educational system change over several years. I thought there are many children in this world that would be grateful to have what we have. I knew I had a huge network of teachers here in the States that we could go together and build schools, help kids learn STEM, and all the cool stuff that we had. I started thinking that’s what we were going to do. I went to Haiti. I went to the largest orphanage in the country. The kids in that orphanage were victims of trafficking. I had never heard that word. I didn’t know what it meant, but I knew that I had to help those kids get access to education or that would happen to them again.
I went to their school and built a STEM lab, a computer lab, vocational trades. We still do that. We still make sure that victims get access to entrepreneurship opportunities to learn how to run a business, how to provide for themselves. That’s my story. I started working deeply in the Caribbean for the first couple of years. As soon as I landed and I went to this orphanage by myself, don’t ever do that, don’t go to Haiti by yourself as a young girl with the backpack on. That was dangerous. I would not suggest anyone to. I was so changed by what I was hearing that happened to these kids. There were 200 kids in this orphanage. They all had similar stories. I couldn’t understand how this terrible sex trafficking happened to sweet kids. I dropped what I was doing.
I’ve been on a five-year-long research project of this monster. I worked in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, tried to follow the story of some of these kids and make relationships with law enforcement, aftercare centers and other organizations that are doing good things to try to understand what happens, why this is going on so much. I spent a couple of years there deep into the anti-trafficking work with my hands on, helping women and kids to get back on their feet and get them to safety because some of the aftercare centers aren’t necessarily safe. People heard I was in the anti-trafficking world in the States and pulled me into our country. It’s as bad here as it is over there, if not worse here. It’s because of the digital trafficking piece and because we don’t talk about it. It’s been a life-changer. Most of us can compartmentalize like there’s something sad going on in Haiti, Africa or some other village far away, but to understand that the threat is in our own neighborhoods and our own communities. I was helping out with the Super Bowl stadium. Leading up to that, working with organizations, 30,000 online ads soliciting sex with minors for that weekend.
That’s the worst weekend of the year too, isn’t it? Super Bowl weekend.
In other countries, in front of you, you can see all this disastrous stuff happening but in our country, it’s all digital. I went on the ground there and I saw these locations where there were over 500 elicit businesses set up for sex with minors for that weekend. It is our own country. It’s still shaking even though I’ve seen some sad stuff. I saw men lying down the block for experiences like this. Businessmen and people that look like regular people. It was hard to grasp such a thing. In the organizations that we’re working with that’s staying, set up call centers at churches and started calling on these ads, law enforcement was involved. It was shocking to me to see how much transaction happens online before they meet up. It is overwhelming.
I’m starting to visualize in my head. Whether you have sons, daughters, it doesn’t matter, even the gender. I used to think that my daughter, I remember holding her because she’s a twin. She was born at 5.6 pounds, which is big for a twin at 37 weeks. I’m looking down at her and it’s like, “I’m never going to let anything happen to you.” Now that she’s thirteen, beautiful and 5’10, you look at her, I’ve educated her for the past several years and all these things. She got on Roblox a few years ago. I explained to her like, “This is what happens in being in cyber. They can understand that those that are on there, they’re dudes like me that are on this app that are trying to seduce you and get you to meet up with them. Have you ever had an experience like that?” She goes, “Sometimes there are some weird people that come on, dad.” I stepped her through it. Within five minutes, she goes, “I’m never going to play this again.” I never asked her to delete the app. I never asked her to not play it. It was educating her.
Her name’s Ariel. It’s like, “Ariel, this is the reality of this. This is how it is. You need to know.” I also feel that as parents, we tend to underestimate our kids. I say this a lot too, underestimate their levels of comprehension, understanding and being able to process certain types of information that we deem is only adult-type of conversation to where it’s beyond their emotional, physical maturity level or mental maturity level. I say BS to that because if they’re being groomed as young as seven, and it only takes eight days when they’re seven years old, you can’t wait.
As a teacher, when I was working on my admin credentials, I studied how a kid’s brain learns at Stanford. The reason I started my documentary work was we were working with an organization that gets kids out in Asia. That’s the culture to have your kids be sold and go work in the rice field. This organization gets hundreds of kids out at a time. I was thinking of these sweet kids’ faces. It dawned on me like until that kid was in that field, he was with his mom, his siblings and then his life was changed. Until he was gone or it was too late, he didn’t know he was the target. Kids are amazing. Their brains are amazing. If you teach them, they’ll be able to maneuver through this minefield that we call the internet.
They’re all on this battlefield without any shield, any protection, without any way to defend themselves, without understanding that they’re the target, that there’s a million-dollar price tag on their back. They don’t know. If we can let them know, we’re not going to take over their games or phones, but we’re going to give them the knowledge so that they can be empowered because they will do amazing things like your daughter. You didn’t have a big blown fight. She was able to come to a realization for herself. Hopefully, she can look out for other kids too because right now, parents and the kids don’t know. If we can teach them, they can have conversations at their age level of what’s appropriate online.
I remember you told me like, “Don’t give your kids under eighteen months of screen.” Different things like that. It’s having these conversations that instead of being buried in our own screen because we’re all guilty of it. I know I am. I’m on my screen all the time doing work. I noticed that my teenagers would pick up their phones, borrow mine. It’s having these conversations to prevent because a seven-year-old thinks that this person inside that screen is a friend, and also does a 10 or 11-year-old. Our behaviors of how are we acting online, what is your profile telling people? I have to ask Super Bowl state. I was so mad. All of the things I saw made me furious.
I had a couple of news interviews. Here’s what I’m seeing. You have to see 30,000 online apps soliciting sex with minors. They’re pretty mad. When you go out there and you get these ladies, we’ve helped pull them out and they asked to get out too, all of these things. It made me so furious that until it’s too late, people don’t know that they’re the target. On the flip side, people are using their social media to look like a sex symbol and expecting their kids not to. This is my call to every mom and every adult, if you’re using your social media profile to be a sex symbol, why would you expect that any kid looking up to you wouldn’t do the same?
Not that you are trafficking by doing that, I also might seem farfetched, I have a jaded outlook, but we have to be more conscious about our behaviors online and what happens because we’re perpetuating the problem. I see all these videos of these moms and their kids dancing in front of the screen. I’m thinking, “You don’t understand that pedophiles are watching you and your daughter dance.” I’ve had people that have applied for jobs with me. I say, “If you go take off all of your inappropriate pictures on Instagram, come back and apply for us again.” We’re going to use the internet to be amazing and empower light, love and help make this world a better place instead of lowering the vibration of the internet and oversexualizing everything. I might not be popular saying that, but if there’s something you want to do, she was like, “I love this because I want to help you.” Look at your own behavior online.
There are a couple of times while you were saying that I wanted to drop a mic. It’s the example that we’re setting for our kids. Whether you’re refusing to have the conversation or you’re refusing to change your behavior as a parent or as a role model, shame on you because the kids of this world are looking up to you. Now is the time to take action because if you don’t, they’re going to be the next person that’s trafficked.
Think about leaving a legacy for your family. With our business or maybe with spiritual rituals, you guys are like, “Go to the church.” Whatever legacy or whatever your family does, you think about, “What are we leaving our kids? We’re going to one day exit our businesses and what do we have to leave for them?” Hopefully, a legacy of light and love and using the internet to be great, and not our grandkids looking at our inappropriate pictures online.
It’s still crazy to me how you went from teacher to this whole thing. When I introduce you at the beginning of the show, it was fighting human trafficking through education because it doesn’t stop at the rescue. Even though we’ve talked a lot about education thus far, what you and I are doing when we film, and this is why we’re filming this part for the documentary that I’m putting together here on cybercrime, is because legit, you go into tunnels, full gear, bulletproof vests, pistol sidearm and an AR ready to rescue kids. There are even calls that I’ve gotten from you in the middle of a mission, “I need an address that I’ve got a Netflix login from somewhere around here tied to this phone number. Can you tell me where this is at?”
When I started in the States, I wasn’t properly trained at first. I went with a survivor leader into San Diego and doing street outreach. She was trafficked there for almost 30 years. It’s high-profile people. She had an organization that has an aftercare center a couple of states away from California. She was one of the people that had heard what I’m doing. She’s like, “We want to help with rescues in California.” I’m like, “Let me go with you.” I went from Haiti. I thought if I can handle Haiti and DR, I can handle anything. Wrong. We went on every two weeks for quite a while. A couple of years onto the blade where the girls are outstanding. There’s the Bloods and the Crips. I’ve gone in and we’ll try that gang member and grab a girl from him and not knowing. This was before I was properly trained. Here I am going rogue like a psychopath. I was praying that my guardian angels are going to help me through.
My friends heard of it and they’re like, “You should probably be properly trained.” I’m like, “What does that even mean?” Once I had the education and the proper training and certifications, now I understand that there’s a proper way to do it. I didn’t always do it the right way. I was pretty rogue. I didn’t know. Now, we have teams all over the world that we collaborate with. Our own teams are building. We always need people in the fight to help in different ways. Going from teacher to like, “Come on, give me the kid.” The lack of understanding of how much of a danger I was has helped me through some of those times. Now, it’s much different and calculated. You work closely with law enforcement and social workers. That’s how you’re supposed to do it.
I’m envisioning you. Were you brunette or blonde at that point in time?
I was brown-haired. I got the meanest teacher stare, the eyebrows I could muster up. I have a teacher’s voice. I could bring an entire gym of high schoolers to a standstill. If I had to, I was going to pull that sucker out. It’s funny because I’ve always approached this with love and outreach and humanitarianism. Even when we’re in those dangerous situations, I always said outreach, necessities of life that even the traffickers would need. Seeing them, I’d have a backpack of supplies. It’s interesting, everyone has a story. Mostly when I was going before I was trained, we’d go into these areas and do street outreach, bring supplies in and then we’d see what’s going on. We did ask for a ride out.
How do you spend your days? You’re not going in tunnels or the streets in full gear every single day. What do you spend your time doing besides shows like this?
It depends. I’ve got in a couple of different calls from the attorney general here in Utah, “I’ve got a girl. Can you guys come and get her?” We’re starting to be known in different states, but right now I’m in Utah, as the good guys that are going to go ahead and bring resources and supplies in case of emergency. We’ve also had calls from law enforcement agencies, “We have a girl here that we got from the trafficker.” She was on drugs, but she was brave and got away, “Can you guys help?” They don’t know what to do with her. Our organization has to go in. She ended up going back with the trafficker and then we had to get her out again.
The stories are different every time. That’s why I’m saying that. My days are usually preplanned but when I get calls like that, you drop everything. We’ve got a call, “There’s a fifteen-year-old girl that we found that was getting gang raped by twenty guys in this other state.” What do you do? You drop everything and the team goes. We are gathering some awesome team members in different cities, so when things like that happen, people know what to do when they get called to action. My phone is the one that rings, whether it’s the AG calling or a survivor calling that needs to be lifted up. My phone rings 24 hours a day from different survivors. Make sure that they have access to food and safe housing because without that, they’ll go back. I’m a mom. We’re working on a documentary. We’re constantly working on that during the day. I get up every morning and try to spend some quiet time before my day goes crazy. I don’t go to sleep if we get a call.
I’m sure Netflix is interested in this documentary too. You see more now, at least over 2020, around human trafficking in the mainstream media. It was strange because prior to 2020, it was crickets, nothing. Why the shift now to where mainstream media is starting to pick up some of these stories about 200 kids rescued, 50 kids rescued? Why now?
People being stuck in their homes have been on their screen all the time. I know that the traffickers were calling COVID at the time of the harvest because they had access to our kids 24/7 on their screens. They’re loving life right now because they can get access to the kids anytime, all day, all night. I can’t say why it’s going in the media. I’m grateful that the conversations are happening so that we can start to protect one kid at a time in our own homes. The traffickers are not slowing down because different places are in lockdown or they were on lockdown. With more people going to school online, they have never-ending access to the kids.
Has there been anything that you’ve seen around education from the public education community for the kids being at home all the time, being on more screens, in front of the screen all day now? They have to be for eLearning, remote learning. Have you seen anything at all that the public school system has put out to say, “Now that your kids are in front of screens more, you should look out for this?”
The attorney for my organization is the Utah state legislator for my region. Luckily, he calls me a lot on what’s happening up the hill there. He signed a bill because of what was happening in Utah. Utah Education Network is what it’s called, how everything that we give our students online or anything they could access through the school districts has to go through UEN, Utah Education Network. He, for our little county, was getting pummeled. It was 1,800 emails of XXX videos and pictures showing screenshots of what these young kids are having access to because people are getting into the UEN network. They came up with a bill and what prosecution would be like if you’ve got tried to get in and all of this.
I know at the capital level, they’re working. I know at the state level with curriculums, they’re working on educational pieces, but I know that it also has to start at home. Being a teacher, we’d have white ribbon week about pornography or DARE, talking about not doing drugs. At the end of the day, as a teacher, you teach content because your salary, in essence, relies on test scores. We can’t rely on the schools to teach our kids everything. At the same time, we want our kids to have an awesome education, but we still have to be parents. They can have all these things in place and bad people can still get around all of the firewalls we think are there.
As a parent, you’re saying we can’t rely on anybody else to parent our kids except ourselves. It’s such serious stuff and it’s so real. One of the things that happen that cause kids to be put in this predicament is stupidity.
I’ve seen a lot of times, they get coerced to send a nude, to send a picture. Once they have that picture, then they get blackmailed with that picture. We’ve seen kids commit suicide over this. We’ve seen them get to leave with someone over it. If we can have these conversations where it’s like, “Kids, I’m going to be probably mad if you send a nude.” The kids are mortified that their parents would find out but to have an environment in your home where you’re like, “I’ll probably pretty mad, but me and your dad or me and your mom, we can handle it but come to us and talk to us.” That would save a lot of lives and a lot of the things I’ve seen on the digital side of it. Everything is so secret and they’re so embarrassed. Sometimes once they get started, then they keep going somewhat else to do.
There have been a lot of big cases that have come up that have involved some high-profile people that have been shown to involve in this. How high does this go?
You could take it or leave it. I speak to what I’ve seen firsthand. My own inferences, I suppose, but I believe pretty firmly that the corruption goes all the way up to the world governments to the Supreme Court in our own country to different countries. It’s everywhere. If you could think of where the access to pornography because that’s the root issue or you can imagine where there’s drug trafficking, there’s human trafficking. Most people can say, “There are probably drugs getting sold in every neighborhood.” If there’s drug trafficking, there’s human trafficking. To try to answer the question of how high it goes up, I believe it goes to the highest form of anything that we can be relying on to protect us, but there are also amazing people and all of the different agencies. People are people and they’re corrupt. It’s human nature.
From a parent’s perspective, what are some signs that you can look for in your kids to see if they’re being groomed right now? Are there outward signs that they display or behavior changes, things to look out for?
It’s a little bit different because of COVID. They’re on their screens anyway. One sign a lot of times is there one of the isolated with their phones by themselves. They might get grumpy. They might, all of a sudden, change their hair color or put a visible difference. They look different. Their eating habits or behaviors might change. They also might, at some point, show up with an expensive gift that they couldn’t otherwise buy like a Gucci bag or a laptop. They’re getting gifts and going to get in debt you can never pay off. They’re also seeing that in video games, a predator will bite at the kid a life or whatever it is the currency inside that game. They get in debt to them.
They’re required to send them a nude, to meet up with them, to pay back what they bought them in that game. If they show up with gifts or they have extra things laying around, they shouldn’t, even if it’s an electronic version with Bitcoin. I know as parents, we try not to be into our kids’ devices, but we should be. By the way, you pay for that most likely. Your nine-year-old doesn’t have a job to pay the phone bill. That’s your phone. I do not agree with the, “That’s my child’s phone. I shouldn’t look at it.” I pay for it. If you have these conversations, there wouldn’t be a reason to open up their phone, but they don’t know and they’re terrified that you don’t know. No one wants to talk to anybody because they’re scared of what’s on the phone. It’s like, “Let’s talk about it.”
It’s not their fault. They’re the first generation to grow up online. We can expect them to know how to maneuver through that. We’re all figuring it out. They’re so young getting exposed to pornography in a way that we, as parents, never were. It’s not their fault. We need to let them know, “This is the stuff you’re going to see. Come talk to me about it. I’m going to be bummed that this is the world we live in but come to me.” If you’re an aunt or an uncle and you don’t have kids, be that person for these kids that you have in your life and be a good example. They need to talk to somebody because they do sad things if they think no one’s there for them.
I didn’t have a playbook. I believe my kids can understand things, and I’m not going to hide the real world from them. There’s a phrase I’ve always used when they’re old enough to ask the questions and know the answers. Whenever they would ask questions from when they were young, it didn’t matter what topic it was, if it was deemed as a child and appropriate, if they were asking the question, I would give them the straight truth. Give them the answer in a loving and compassionate way. Anytime this has happened now because I’ve spoken with them and I’m hoping that the readers can maybe use this as an example rather than saying, “I did a good job.”
It’s like, “I’ve seen something work. Hopefully, it can work for your family too.” Straight up, it can save your kid’s life. My kids have had a phone since they were seven years old, all of them. I’m in technology, so I felt that they should adopt it early. Still, also my kids have been flying to meet me places ever since they were seven by themselves under the guardian or companion program, whatever it is on the airlines, the unaccompanied minor programs to where they’re safe and the parent walks them onto the plane and walks them off to the plane where they go to have good father-son or father-daughter time with them when I’ve away too on traveling. They had phones ever since they were seven years old. Because of this philosophy that I’ve had, I believe that if they’re old enough to ask the questions, they’re old enough to know the answers.
My twins are thirteen now. They’re still young. Anytime a predator shows up in one of these because I’ve taught them how to identify it, they come to me. I don’t have to look for it through their phones. They’ll come to me and be like, “Dad, what does this mean? How does this look to you? To me, it looks a little weird.” I don’t ever see them wanting to isolate themselves. If the readers think I’m patting myself on the back, I don’t care, because my kids are alive. None of them have been trafficked. I hope the same is true with your kids. These are the only ways to prevent this is understanding that your kids have a brain that they can understand these things that you need to tell them to save their life.
One time I was giving a presentation, this cute little old lady was in the front row. The more I go on, she’s getting more mad. She’s like, “I can’t hear this.” By the end of it, I shared some serious cases with them. I’m like, “Don’t you think it would be easier if we talk about it?” She’s like, “We can’t talk about this.” She was upset that we were talking about it. In the end I’m like, “I know that some of you in this room are uncomfortable with what I talked about. Can you imagine that talking about this stuff with your kids can prevent them from being trafficked? It’s worth it to have this conversation.” It’s worth the fight with your teenagers saying, “I love you. I want to know who you’re talking to.” I know that I might not be popular. You might hate me for a sec, but it’s worth that time, that fight to start having these conversations and know who your kids are talking to online.
That’s why some of this is going to be hard-hitting. We’re shooting straight. It’s how it is. This is real life. If you think it’s not going to happen to your kids. I’m still stuck on these eight days.
It doesn’t matter what socioeconomic status you came from. Even when you’ve taught your kids, we need to constantly know who they’re talking to online so then when somebody pops up and go, “Mom, dad, this is weird.” That’s not the case in most households. The predators know that. We have a tagline, “You can’t prepare the world for you, but you can prepare yourself for the world.” That’s what we have to do, is prepare our kids for the world by educating them on what’s happening. They’ll be fine. If we continue to drive with our foot on the gas as fast as we can through the fire with our eyes closed, we can’t expect that nothing’s going to happen to us. Eighty percent of the kids that go missing are groomed online first. We should start talking about it.
4 out of 5 kids are groomed online first. Wake up, parents.
That is why I get mad with our behaviors online. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve had to take pictures off my own Instagram. I don’t know if I should keep that. That’s why I get frustrated because it’s 80% of these kids, 4 out of these 5 kids were online doing the same thing they saw their moms or kids at school doing. They didn’t know that they were going to be the ones who are going to be gang-raped by twenty guys. There’s a better way to get attention and likes. I understand we live in the Insta world. That’s a lot of influence of what we do, but we can still get a lot of likes by not oversexualizing it because it gets dark fast.
Where can everybody find you? I know you’re on Instagram, @CammyBowker. Where should everybody else go to join this fight that we’re both in?
I invite everyone to be a philanthropist. Philanthropy doesn’t necessarily have to be mean money. It’s time, talent, treasure. I invite everyone to join us. @GlobalEducationPhilanthropists on Facebook and Instagram or GlobalEP.org.
Thank you for joining me.
Send me an email at Info@GlobalEP.org.
There’s more than we can talk about, but I’m fired up. I always get fired up when I talk to you because it’s the real stuff. It’s the same thing. We’re on the right side of the table. We want kids to survive. It’s as simple as that and not be abused.
Until my last breath, this life, I’m going to keep fighting for them.
We need some madness. Thank you for being on, Cammy. I’m going to ask everybody to share this with ten people because this episode needs to go crazy. It needs to go viral. People need to know. If you’re an aunt and uncle, there are still kids in your life.
Thank you for having me. We’re going to save kids by talking about it on this show.
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