Online child abuse and exploitation has spiked as students spend more screen-time inside during the pandemic. Our goal is to empower our youth so that they are aware of the dangers of online grooming.
NEWARK, N.J. & NEW YORK & ROCKVILLE, Md. (PRWEB) January 14, 2021
Saving Jane, New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NJCAHT), and Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders), today joined forces with 1Huddle to educate teachers, parents, and children about online grooming. The nonprofits, which are dedicated to fighting human trafficking and empowering survivors, are utilizing 1Huddle’s technology to educate teachers, parents, and children about human trafficking in honor of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, which takes place during the month of January.
1Huddle is converting the human trafficking educational materials of all three organizations into a mobile gaming app with a series of games covering their most important topics. The games will cover grooming, trafficking prevention, and trafficker awareness. Players will participate in the Slam Dunk Against Human Trafficking Challenge, where they can compete for prizes and awards. The games are available to all existing 1Huddle users, and will be available to more than 100 New Jersey schools.
“Online child abuse and exploitation has spiked as students spend more screen-time inside during the pandemic. Our goal is to empower our youth so that they are aware of the dangers of online grooming,” said Michele Joseph, Executive Director of SGAP Leaders.
“As a result of the pandemic, the educational work our organizations were doing in schools around the country has significantly decreased. 1Huddle’s technology is a fantastic solution that will enable us to educate thousands of parents, children, and educators about the warning signs and how to prevent trafficking,” said Kathyann Powell, CEO and Founder of Saving Jane. “We are so grateful to join forces with 1Huddle, NJCAHT, and SGAP Leaders so we can continue our mission to prevent human trafficking.”
In 2019 alone, Federal law enforcement agencies initiated more than 1,600 new investigations into human traffickers, and the Department of Justice’s human trafficking task forces opened more than 2,500 new cases on the frontlines. 1Huddle, Saving Jane, NJCAHT, and SGAP are working together to provide access to other schools across the country, as well as essential workers, airline employees and more. Human trafficking is one of the largest criminal enterprises worldwide, and there are more people enslaved in the world today than during any point in transatlantic slavery. For more information about the partnership, please click here.
“At 1Huddle we are committed to fighting for equal access, opportunity and respect for every worker,” said 1Huddle CEO Sam Caucci. “When we were introduced to these organizations, we knew we had to help. Because we turn content into games, we’re able to soften a very heavy topic, making it more approachable for parents and teachers to address with a younger audience. We are proud to offer our technology for such an important cause and truly admire the work these organizations do.”
About Saving Jane:
Saving Jane empowers survivors of all forms of modern day slavery and human trafficking to live the life that they want to live. Saving Jane is committed to ending all forms of these crimes through raising public awareness, education, the transformation of lives of impacted individuals, and the creation of systems, technology and policies to protect and support impacted individuals or prevent the formation of social conditions conducive to trafficking. For more information about Saving Jane, please visit http://www.savingjane.org.
About New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking:
New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking represents over 180 organizations in NJ and empowers communities with the knowledge of what human trafficking is, how to prevent it, and how to support those affected by it. NJCAHT does this by organizing speaking events, outreach, educational programs, and policy advocacy. Learn more at http://www.safernj.org
About Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders):
Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders) is a powerful alliance to educate and engage teens and tweens through single player and multiplayer games about the dangers of online grooming. We empower youth ages 13-18 to take action on real-world problems using STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) to solve sustainability and social justice challenges - such as human trafficking - through our virtual and in-person workshops, speaker series, and tours. For more information, please visit http://www.sgapleaders.org.
1Huddle is a workforce tech company that onboards, upskills and trains employees through the use of science-backed quick-burst mobile games. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a mobile library of 3,000+ quick burst employee skill games, and the option for personalized content, 1Huddle is changing the way organizations think about their training – from a one-time boring onboarding experience to a continuous motivational tool. Key clients include ESPN, Novartis, Audible, PIMCO, and Loews Hotels. To learn more about 1Huddle and its platform, please visit http://1huddle.co/.