[Short Hills, NJ] – The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NJCAHT) will be hosting an event aimed at raising awareness about internet safety and preventing online grooming. The event titled “How to Spot the IMPOSTER Among Us: Misconceptions & Internet Safety” will be livestreamed on Facebook this Monday, January 11 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm.

The NJCAHT Intern Class of 2021 has organized an event that will focus on topics on internet safety in this increasingly digital time including: debunking myths and common misconceptions relating to human trafficking, an overview of online grooming, detecting red flags, tips for safe social media and gaming usage, and empowering parents, caregivers, and educators to be active bystanders. The event will incorporate elements from the popular online game “Among Us” bringing a youthful perspective that will identify with young people and make the content relatable to parents. Our panel of speakers will discuss the role technology plays in making young people vulnerable to being trafficked and offer advice on healthy internet habits.

This year’s intern class is committed to raising awareness about this aspect of human trafficking. A dedication to keeping NJ safe is the driving force behind creating this event for Human Trafficking Awareness Day and Prevention Month The intern class is comprised of college students from a diverse range of colleges/universities in and outside of New Jersey:

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Alysha Acosta, Columbia University                                         Mahika Goel, Cornell University
Julia Angeliadis, Monmouth University                                     Elizabeth Houck, Warren Wilson College
Steven Correa, Montclair State University                                Chanpreet Kaur, Rutgers University
Fradely Delacruz Monmouth University                                    Kayleen Marino, Montclair State University
Diana Dort, Montclair University                                                Lindsey Nebel, University of Delaware
Maria Economou-Ellison, Rutgers University                           Madison Perry, Caldwell University
Talia Fiester, University of Pennsylvania                                  Maya Rodriguez, Caldwell University
Maia Franco, The College of New Jersey                                 Ally Vernaglia, University of Delaware


Assistant Director Victoria Adams eagerly endorses this event: “In the face of COVID-19, the importance of online safety has amplified. When the world becomes virtual, adapting modern solutions for modern problems is immensely important. The project being put together by the NJCAHT 2021 interns go above and beyond to address this issue and will give parents the tools they need to be safe while exploring the internet. I could not be more proud of the NJCAHT 2021 interns and their work on this project.”

This event will be livestreamed on Facebook. To register visit safernj.com or NJCAHT’s Facebook page.
CONTACT INFORMATION: njcahtunterns@gmail.com

About NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking

The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking is a nonprofit made up of over 170 diverse organizations in New Jersey, with a mission to unite NJ communities to abolish human trafficking. It runs and co-sponsors numerous events annually and has many committees, including education, legislative, arts, healthcare, slave-free commerce and SOAP. You can find out more about human trafficking in New Jersey, our member organizations and our upcoming programs on our website: safernj.com. If you are interested in volunteering with the Coalition please contact us at info@njhumantrafficking.org.

 

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