US Doc “The Hidden Pandemic” Highlights Threats Children Face Daily Online

“Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic,” which made its premiere at this year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival as part of the Social Justice Feature Documentaries, tackles a disturbing yet timely subject matter, and is an investigation into the world of online grooming and sextortion—a present-day reality for many children online.

Auroris Media is launching a national educational screening tour to help save the next child from this fastest growing global crime (current breaking news on this tragic crime in recent days include California, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Australia on CNN, ABC News, etc.). 

The screening tour will include Q&A with the filmmakers and expert panels aimed at education and prevention. 

Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic is an investigation into the world of online grooming and sextortion–a present-day reality for one in seven children online.

Where human trafficking has hundreds of thousands of victims, sextortion victims are in the tens of millions each year. By unsealing the federal case of a top-gun pilot with hundreds of victims, and interviewing survivors and their parents, this true-crime piece exposes an often-overlooked crime against children, the tactics of online predators, and the voices of parents and law enforcement poised to stop online child exploitation in its tracks. 

About the Spotlight Docs Series: Keeping Our Kids Safe Online is an Impact Screening Series presented by Spotlight Docs.

After its world premiere at the 2022 Santa Barbara Film Festival, the film will be traveling with an expert panel to educate parents and teens ahead of the films theatrical release on Sept 30th and global TVOD/Digital release on October 4th, 2022. To learn more visit:

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