Today's Date: October 2, 2023
U.S. Postal Service Commemorates Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg   •   Andreozzi + Foote File Lawsuits as the New Maryland Child Victims Law Takes Effect   •   BWX Technologies to Announce Third Quarter 2023 Results on Wednesday, November 1   •   Essential Utilities Completes Sale of West Virginia Gas Utility Assets   •   Link Logistics Publishes Third Annual ESG Report   •   Most Women Skipping Annual Mammograms, According to New MedStar Health Survey   •   Veteran Tech Exec Sissie Hsiao joins Bumble Inc. Board of Directors   •   EPA Names Clorox as 2023 Safer Choice Partner of the Year for Advancing Ingredient and Product Safety   •   Feinstein Institutes’ Ross Prize awardees win 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine   •   ComplyCube Unveils No-ID Age Estimation to Address Growing Global Age-Restriction Regulations   •   Empire State Realty Trust Announces Acquisition of Prime Retail Asset in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as Part of Capital Recycling Pr   •   Carmen M. Hernández Joins HITN’s Board of Directors   •   How to Make a Difference This Halloween   •   Honouliuli National Historic Site Commemorated with Blessing Event and Plaque Dedication Ceremony   •   Remedios Varo Exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Through Art   •   J&J Patent Move Must be First of Many, says AHF   •   Global Gaming Women Announces Event Line-up at Global Gaming Expo 2023 including the 13th Annual Kick Up Your Heels Fundraiser   •   iQor Celebrates Customer Service Week 2023   •   Afya Limited to Report Third Quarter and Nine Months 2023 Financial Results on November 13th   •   Simon® Earns GRESB Green Star
Bookmark and Share

Cyber Dive's Aqua One smartphone plays an integral role in transitioning survivors through the Phoenix Dream Center's Human Traf

Cyber Dive's Aqua One smartphone plays an integral role in transitioning survivors through the Phoenix Dream Center's Human Trafficking Recovery Program

PR Newswire

Cyber Dive has partnered with the Phoenix Dream Center to support victims of human trafficking. This partnership allows Cyber Dive to tap into the Phoenix Dream Center's expertise as national experts on human trafficking and gain firsthand accounts that reveal the tactics used by internet predators to target victims.

PHOENIX, June 7, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Cyber Dive, the creators of the Aqua One smartphone for kids, partners with the Phoenix Dream Center to collaborate on proactive steps to be taken against cases of human trafficking that are initiated online. The Phoenix Dream Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to stop human trafficking, rehabilitate those who have fallen victim to it and mitigate the spread of human trafficking online through education.

"Social media has allowed the explosion of trafficking to occur due to the lack of oversight, safety, moderation and awareness. The prevalence of trafficking and grooming of both boys and girls is unprecedented in a world where predators can find victims in a matter of seconds through platforms that parents don't even know exist," Cyber Dive Co-Founder and CEO Jeff Gottfurcht said. "Our goal is to arm them with the ultimate tool to help protect their children from a digital world that is proving to be more and more fraught with complexities and dangers we could never have imagined even a decade ago. Trafficking can happen in any community. All it takes is your child accepting a friend request from the wrong person."

This partnership enables Cyber Dive to get first hand accounts from the Phoenix Dream Center who are national experts on revealing the tactics used by internet predators to prey on victims and understand this global issue directly from those involved.

"No one understands how predators groom victims better than the victims themselves. That's why we partnered with the Dream Center so that the Aqua One isn't just built using analysis tradecraft, but it's powered by the real-life stories of boys and girls who experienced severe trauma because of social media," Cyber Dive Co-Founder and CTO Derek Jackson said.

The Polaris Project identified a 22% increase in online recruitment of human trafficking victims in 2020. Their analysis saw a 125% increase in reports of recruitment on Facebook over the previous year and a 95% increase on Instagram.

"Over the last year, our team at the Dream Center has witnessed Aqua One benefit parents, children, and even survivors rescued from human trafficking. The online landscape has changed faster than parents can keep up with, and traffickers have taken advantage of that, with over a 40% increase in attempts by traffickers trying to recruit children online during the pandemic. Aqua One acts as a comprehensive shield from so many online threats while also encouraging positive mental health," Phoenix Dream Center Chief Development Officer Carols Daniel said. "We first gave Aqua One to one of the survivors in our Human Trafficking Recovery Program, who was finally ready to get a job and a smartphone, but still needed some safeguards due to the trafficker that was trying to reach her. Thanks to the dashboard, our program staff knows who is communicating with her online and her location while she is working allowing her to successfully transition. We look forward to utilizing Aqua One as more survivors transition through our Human Trafficking Recovery Program."

Cyber Dive and the Phoenix Dream Center continue to push forward to eradicate human trafficking and the major complexities kids face today on social media as evidenced by the office of the U.S. Surgeon General and their analysis of social media and youth mental health.

About Cyber Dive

Cyber Dive is a progressive technology company that is the preeminent pioneer in making the digital world safer and healthier for millions of children through tech-forward innovations. The company created Aqua One, the first-ever smartphone for children that empowers parents to monitor all of their children's online activities through a single, comprehensive dashboard. Technology changed children and now Aqua One is changing parenting by empowering parents to go places in their child's digital world they never thought they'd go.

Learn more at

For more information on the Phoenix Dream Center, visit

Media Contact

Cyber Dive, Cyber Dive, 1 6236801945,


SOURCE Cyber Dive

Back to top
| Back to home page

White House Live Stream
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News