Veda Woods: Dedicated to protecting youth from internet predators
As more children connect over the internet, Veda Woods is dedicated to making sure they have the resources and tools to protect themselves from harm. She founded the Protect Us Kids Foundation in 2008, with a mission to keep children and teenagers from becoming the victims of online predators. The foundation focuses on spreading awareness about child sex exploitation in cyberspace, specifically within rural and underserved communities around the globe.
“We tailor our awareness training to ensure that we’re being culturally sensitive and we’re meeting the needs of the community, which is important in ensuring that the youth actually have a voice,” Woods told NBCBLK.