The Modern Day Predator

Sexual exploitation is an ever growing epidemic amongst Canadian children and youth and encompasses a number of child and youth related issues including: grooming by various exploiters, online and social media grooming, sexting, sextortion, peer exploitation.

 

Our Pro-D presentation on The Modern Day Predator provides a new vantage point to the various types of exploitation that children and youth may experience, including grooming by various exploiters, social media predation, strategies, and risks, as well as peer pressure specifically with regards to sexual exploitation. It will discuss online and in person facilitated sexual exploitation while explaining the modern day predator. 
Paired with this education will be strategies and tools that educatiors can use and be aware of in spotting vulnerable students and helping keep them safe. 

Target Audience

K-12

To Bring/Important Notes

Pen and 1 sheet of paper.

Sessions

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Presenter

  • Sexual Exploitation Education
    Tiana Sharifi

    A national expert in the field of anti-human trafficking and sexual exploitation, and a finalist for BC Business' "Women of the Year", Tiana Sharifi strives to accomplish true change with the issue of sexual exploitation through implementing her knowledge, expertise and innovative strategies into nation wide programs in an innovative approach.

     

    With her educational background in Psychology and Counselling, Tiana's career has revolved around working in both frontline and prevention with sexual exploitation and human trafficking across BC. She has managed province wide prevention programs, as well as trained and managed staff with educational presentations and in handling disclosures. She has presented to thousands of youth and adults across Canada and has managed disclosures and disclosure platforms such as crisis lines.

     

    To address the gaps in services and provide a dynamic approach, Tiana created SEE to encourage social awareness, change, and inter-agency collaborations while specializing in prevention education. 

     

    Noteworthy Accomplishments:

     

    • Finalist in "Change Maker" under BC Business Women of the Year Awards
    • Speaker at nation wide conferences on sexual exploitation and human trafficking
    • Collaborator on nation-wide research
    • Presentations to district wide parent groups and Pro-D days across multiple districts
    • Interactive education workshops to thousands of students across the province
    • Keynote speaker at CUPE Pro-D
    • In house training to all of metro Vancouver transit police and other police agents 
    • In house training to a variety of non profit workers including professionals across BC who work with Indigenous children and youth
    • Contracted consultant for the Indigenous Perspectives Society
    • Member of Vancouvers Collective Against Sexual Exploitation 
    • On Board of Directors with the #BreakFree movement