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Charlene Doak-Gebauer – Leader In The Vital Field of Digital Child Protection

Charlene Doak-Gebauer - Leader In The Vital Field of Digital Child Protection
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By: Media 

Charlene Doak-Gebauer is breaking ground in the vital and urgent field of digital child and family protection. 

 With regular speaking engagements and with the media turning to her as a source for child safety-related features on radio, television, and in the news, Doak-Gebauer leverages her global reputation, sharing in-depth knowledge with the public, informing discussions and shaping the development of the internet safety measures.

Her standing as an unrivaled expert is proven not only by the breadth of her experience but also by her undeniable influence in the field. She is the proud Founder of the federal Canadian charity “Internet Sense First”, and the International Anti Internet Child Exploitation Team (AICET Council). Additionally, she has made significant contributions towards enhanced child safety, notably with her submission of a report to the United Nations (for the G100 Childcare Protection and Parenting wing.)

Doak-Gebauer’s diverse efforts have received much acclaim, and she is recognized as an award-winning Producer/Director of the documentary, “Vulnerable Innocence.” The compelling documentary is one of the many ways she has chosen to drive the conversation on child protection in the digital age. 

Adding to her immeasurable contributions, Doak-Gebauer has authored two important books. Her first, “Digital Sexual Victims: True Cases,” was nominated for an international award by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Educators. Her latest work, “The Internet: Are Children In Charge?” poses a crucial question that underscores the growing concerns surrounding children’s internet exposure.

Beyond educating adults about this pressing issue, Doak-Gebauer is also invested in making the internet safe for children. Her creation, Angel ExpressNet, is an entertaining program that guides children on how to express themselves safely online.

When asked about her involvement in child protection, Doak-Gebauer opens up about the personal experiences that motivated her to act. She reveals her own encounter with sexual assault as a teenager and the profoundly disturbing experiences of a young family member who was a victim of child pornography. Now, she channels her pain into unparalleled advocacy, striving to ensure that no other child or family suffers in the same way.

In her various roles and duties, Doak-Gebauer proves that she stands at the forefront of digital safety issues for children and families in the modern era. She serves as the Ambassador for Canada for the United States Presidential Service Center and is also a Member of the Advisory Board – B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. Foundation, Global Chair for the G100 for Childcare, Protection, and Parenting, Member and Speaker – Canadian Peace Research Association, Member of International Internet Society, and Member of Business and Professional Women.

As she rallies against internet child exploitation and champions digital safety, Doak-Gebauer’s reputation as a keynote speaker continues to grow. She has enlightened audiences in the United States, Iceland, Europe, Nigeria, Australia, and India, often at the behest of organizations like Crime Stoppers, schools, teacher conferences, police organizations and other corporate conferences.

With her journey and cause-based work garnering international applause, Charlene Doak-Gebauer stands as a beacon of hope and a guide in the bewildering world of digital child safety. She is more than a source for future news stories – she’s a source of inspiration, of change, and most importantly, a source of safety for children around the world in an increasingly digital era.

Connect with Charlene Doak-Gebauer through her [website](www.cdoak-gebauer.com) or on social media: [LinkedIn](www.linkedin.com/in/charlenedoak-gebauer/) and [Facebook](www.facebook.com/charlene.doakgebauer). Alternatively, her documentary, “Vulnerable Innocence” is available [here](www.vulnerableinnocence.co).

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