Charlene is an author, global speaker, secondary school educator (including computer specialist and network management), and a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (specializing in nutrition related to overcoming trauma). She is Founder and Chair of the Canadian federal charity Internet Sense First and the AICET Council. Charlene has been featured on radio and television news casts, nationally and internationally. Countries included in her presentation experience are Canada (including Parliament Hill), the United States, Iceland, Europe, and India.
Her first book "Digital Sexual Victims: True Cases" was nominated for an international award by the Delta Gamma Kappa society of educators. Her newest release “The Internet: Are Children In Charge?” (published October 2019) contains a comprehensive explanation of her unique Theory of Digital Supervision. Included: play about online child protection; interviews with: a psychotherapist who has treated child pornography victims; a police officer who has been involved with child pornography cases; a Criminal Lawyer who has defended child predators, a child pornography victim, and more interesting content. Both books are available on Amazon.
The Bishop Townshend Award of Teaching Excellence;
The International Women of Excellence Award, 2018.
Her family has been victimized two times by the crime of child pornography, two different cities, two different family members, and as Charlene says, too many times. Her expertise is of benefit for the protection of children globally. Charlene believes that child protection should have no borders. This is a global issue that needs to have global efforts.