Changemaker Training: Online Grooming, Online Safety Tips & More

Thursday, May 5

6:30 p.m. ET

Virtual, 1 Hour

What To Expect

As families plan for the upcoming summer break, the use of technology will increase as a means of entertainment and summer learning.

However, online safety may not be top of mind. Access to technology has substantially increased the risk to children to be exposed to harm through child pornography and online grooming that could lead to sexual abuse or child sex trafficking. According to a recent study by Thorn, the use of technology including texts, websites or apps is on the rise for sex traffickers.

Join Shawna Pagano, MSW and the director of education and community engagement at Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center to learn more about sexual abuse, sex trafficking, grooming, online grooming, and online safety tips.

Brave Step is pleased to invite parents and caregivers of children of all ages to benefit from this hour-long conversation. Register now at

Prepare for Online Safety

Trainer Information

Brave Step is grateful for its partnership with Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center

Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center coordinates the investigation, prosecution and treatment of the most severe cases of child abuse in Mecklenburg County. As the only child advocacy center in Charlotte, Pat’s Place serves children from birth through age 18. All services are provided in a nurturing, friendly and safe environment at no cost to a child’s family. Last year, Pat’s Place served more than 700 children (and their caregivers) who were sexually abused, severely physically abused, or who had witnessed a violent crime.

This training will be delivered by Shawna Pagano, MSW, and Director of Education and Community Engagement at Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center.