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FOMOfanz is simplifying the complex and translating the geek speak to cure your fear of missing out.  Hosted by Brian Fanzo, Founder of iSocialFanz, global millennial keynote speaker, and change evangelist.  Brian leverages his 9 years working in cyber security for the Department of Defense, his 2 years in cloud computing and social business combined with the past 4 years as an international keynote speaker and CEO of a social media strategy agency to share a unique perspective on a wide range of topics.  Brian is best known by @iSocialFanz the personal brand he’s grown to over 250k followers while being a proud Millennial and Dad of three girls.  FOMOfanz leverages Brian’s Think Like A Fan philosophy to provide unique access for his community live streaming the podcast each while being a daily content creator on SnapchatInstagramFacebook Live and Periscope.  Brian also co-hosts a podcast called SMACtalk with Daniel Newman which focuses on social, mobile, analytics and cloud that’s in it’s 4th year.  

Jul 28, 2017

I often talk about the value of social media to help change the world and make it a better place.  Talking about it is a start but to truly make an impact we must put it into action.

Last year I discovered an organization known as ERASE a group of leaders dedicated to erasing the child trafficking epidemic here in the United States.   ERASE’s mission is to:

"be a unifying voice creating a cultural shift in the perception of child trafficking, working towards its eradication by empowering action against this inhumanity through education, recovery and life reclamation!"

For this mission to succeed it requires money, donations and people coming together and although the topic is often hard to talk about and it's something we wish didn't exist, it won't stop if we close our eyes or ignore the problem.

Last year I did a live video around the data and hard core facts linked to child trafficking which you can watch below but this year we took it a step further and I did an interview with Officer Marc Marty better known as @iDigitalCop on social on what parents can if their child goes missing and what we as a community can do to make social media and the digital world a safer place for children.

FOMOfanz is about turning FEAR into JOY and I believe we can do just that by educating people on this important topic.

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This interview was done to bring awareness to July 30th a day dedicated to educating the world about human trafficking known as "World Day against Trafficking in Persons" 

World Day Against Trafficking In Persons is July 30th

Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex. The International Labour Organization estimates that 21 million people are victims of forced labour globally. This estimate also includes victims of human trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation. While it is not known how many of these victims were trafficked, the estimate implies that currently, there are millions of trafficking in persons victims in the world. (Read More here on the united nations webpage!)

Please donate to Erase if you have the means to do so and at the very least share this podcast episode and post with your community so together we can educate, inspire and move one step closer to a country and world without human trafficking.