We need to stop sensationalizing the perpetrators of violence and instead focus on the heroes, rescuers, responders, and victims. This shift in focus will help counteract the contagion effect by taking away the attention and recognition that violent individuals seek. Transcript: "So trying to counteract the contagion effect is a really kind of a challenging thing, especially in today's society with the rapid access to news media because of the internet and other forms of information transmission. We're never going to really completely be able to counteract its effect. But one of the biggest things that as a society we need to stop doing is we need to stop trying to sensationalize the perpetrators of these acts of violence. That continued focus and obsession is only what fuels the individuals that may be seeking to do harm in the future. We're providing notoriety, which in many cases is what a lot of these people are after. They feel as though that they're invisible and they want to do something to gain recognition and become infamous. And by focusing so much attention on them, we're just validating that opinion. So we need to make a shift away from sensationalizing the perpetrators of these acts of violence and instead focus on the heroes of the event, the rescuers, the responders, and especially the victims of these. And let's tell their stories instead of the stories of the suspects."
Eyelet provides free training in CQB, CQC Firearms, defensive tactics, de-escalation, interpersonal skills, leadership and instructional design to law enforcement, corrections, public safety and military personnel. People interested in attending training can go to eyelet dot Network to find out more. Transcript: "What is our typical clients at ILET? Well, ILET stands for International Law Enforcement Training. That's the company, ILET Network. Obviously, we have ILET USA LLC in the US. We have ILET Group Limited in Canada. And we're spread out into about 100 countries now. So primarily our target market is law enforcement. Law enforcement, corrections, public safety. But we do allow people from anywhere in the emergency services, public safety sector, and military to come in and attend training. We do everything from CQB, CQC, firearms, defensive tactics, all the way down to INI, de-escalation type training, interpersonal skills, leadership development, training development, everything down to instructional design. And so we cover the gambit. We have experts from state, federal, municipal law enforcement agencies. We have experts from many, many countries, special forces and military departments. We have a lot of people from a lot of places that share as much content and information as they can to make sure that you're better, so that you have more opportunity to attend training. It's a free platform. It's free training. We do free stuff all the time. And you can go to ILET.network to check that out. And I appreciate the question. But really it's about delivering as much relevant action while training to as many people as possible. So if that sounds like something you want, come check us out. Happy to have you or send me a question."
Signs of sex trafficking that everyone needs to be aware of include individuals becoming withdrawn and disconnected from their friends, families, communities, and schools. If something doesn't feel right, it is best to address the issue and find out more information. Resources like the Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign can be a great starting point for more information. Transcript: "Great question. What are some signs of sex trafficking that everybody needs to be aware of? Well, obviously, we take this a different direction for training law enforcement, but for the general public, if one of the key things, and I had the opportunity to run the International Countersex Trafficking Summit in 2021, and one of the things that we did was we brought in experts from around the world, including victims and survivors of human trafficking. And one of the things that they said across the board was that individuals that are being trafficked will be withdrawn. They're going to become disconnected from their friends, their families, their communities, their schools. And it may not happen immediately. It can be a long process that we call grooming. And what can happen is these things can happen in small increments over time. And so to be aware of those, to when you identify something that doesn't quite feel right, to address it and to get to the bottom of it soon is usually the best option. Obviously, we can take it to the other end of the spectrum now, where you can obviously see signs that they're being abused, physically, mentally or otherwise. You can see that they, you know, they're completely missing or they're conducting sex hacks on the street, right? So there's a great resource right now that Department of Homeland Security has called the Blue Campaign. You should see the link or the button here on this or it's in the comments. Check that out. They keep it completely up to date. It's a great starting point. If you have any more questions, just reach out to me directly. Thanks."DHS Blue Campaign
Yes and no. Training can be universal in some areas, such as instructor development, leadership, and the science of learning, but it has to be tailored when dealing with the minutiae of law that varies from country to country or region to region. Transcript: "Do we need to tailor training depending on what country or region somebody's from? The answer is both yes and no. Easy example would be if it's something that is universal, like say we're talking about instructor development, that we're talking about learning, we're talking about leadership. Those fundamental principles can be taught in the United States, in Canada, in Australia, in China, it doesn't matter. We can teach them anywhere because the science of learning doesn't change. There is a lot of the stuff that we do right now, we're drawing information and resources from all over the world and sharing it with people here because the pedagogical approach, the science-based component of adult learning is really brought in from multiple venues, not just within law enforcement, military. That's an example of everything that we teach within that can be almost universally applied. The inverse of that is when we're talking about things like law. Law is a great example of that can be broken down so into the minutiae of I live in a county that steps away from another county and things can be drastically different. So you have to be very acutely aware of where you are and what you're sharing because if we share the wrong thing, it could be very detrimental not just to officers but to the community as a whole. So yes and no, but thanks for the question."
The most rewarding experience since launching eyelet has been the chance to work with people I admire, respect and call it a job. Transcript: "What has been the most rewarding experience since launching ILET? Well, ILET, International Law Enforcement Training Network, was launched in 2020. And the reason it was launched was because we took this concept of delivering as much actual relevant training to as many people as possible. And we made it a virtual event before COVID was even a thing, before the pandemic happened. So when it happened and we launched, we had over 10,000 officers from 76 countries attend our first training event, which was crazy. So ILET became a company because we had to, because if we didn't, the tax man was gonna come and have a chat with me. So ILET has always been a passion project and will always be a passion project for me. I'm just very fortunate that I get to do something that I love. And so what is rewarding is that I get to talk to people that I admire, respect, and work with every single day, and I get to call it a job. So that's pretty cool."
The Island Network has evolved from a passion project to put free training out into the world to a full community platform and LMS system that integrates training from instructors and officers in over 100 countries around the world. They have also established a research and innovation division of some of the best researchers to ensure that agencies are developing the best training methods. Transcript: "How have I seen the ILET Network evolve since its inception? Well, it started as a passion project to put as much training out into the world as we could for free. And that was the first ILET Summit that we ran in 2020. We run it every year. We'll run it again at the end of 2023 in December. And it's going to be a free event for anybody who wants to attend. And there's over 40 hours of content. I'll put a link in here somewhere for you guys so you can check it out. At the end of the day, the evolution of ILET, we went from doing online training for free on a website that we built in minutes to now establishing and building a full community platform and LMS system that integrates training from instructors and officers in over 100 countries around the world. So it has been a very, very quick escalation in the evolution of what ILET is. We have a research and innovation division built of some of the best researchers and PhDs in the world when it comes to law enforcement, human factors, and decision making. And it underpins everything that we do here because our goal now isn't just to put content out. It's to make sure that when officers and agencies are developing training, they're doing it the best way that they can in the most scientifically proven method that we know exists. And so really, really cool how we've been able to now underpin research in everything we do. And that has been the biggest evolution for us."ILET Summit