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I'm Here to Save Your Life
An OnQ Documentary
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Winner of the 2008 CINE Golden Eagle Award
Winner of the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for Outstanding Public/Current/Community Affairs Program
Winner of the 2008 Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program
Alicia Kozakiewicz was 13 when she was kidnapped and tortured by a man she'd met on the internet.
After her miraculous rescue by the FBI, Alicia could easily have retreated into a world of depression - experienced by so many other victims.
Right: Alicia at age 13
Instead, she chose to turn her personal tragedy into a personal message for other children, parents and teachers. Now a student at Point Park University, Alicia speaks at schools about online predators and other dangers a child might encounter on the internet. Her unforgettable presentation is in demand by educators throughout the United States and abroad.
This OnQ documentary includes compelling interviews with Alicia, her parents, the investigative/prosecution team, and scenes from Alicia's hard-hitting classroom presentation. It is brought to WQED viewers by OnQ's Emmy-winning team of writer/producer David Solomon, photographer/editor Paul Ruggieri, and narrators Michael Bartley and Tonia Caruso.
Below: Alicia's missing poster. Courtesy NCMEC
Alicia can be contacted through her organization, "The Alicia Project"
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
NetSmartz: kids' internet safety resources
NetSmartz411: parental internet resources
WiredSafety: internet resources
KlaasKids: internet resources are included in this website as well as info concerning misssing children and a template to create missing posters
Love is Respect: national teen dating abuse hotline with personalized one-on-one assistance
Below Left: Alicia Kozakiewicz gives her internet safety presentation.
Above Right: Alicia honored by National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Courtesy NCMEC