Alicia “Kozak” Kozakiewicz is an internationally-acclaimed and highly sought-after motivational speaker, advocate, and Internet safety expert, who has inspired millions through her powerful presentations. Alicia’s extraordinary life story exemplifies the strength of the human spirit’s ability to overcome adversity and to deny defeat.
At age 13, Alicia became the first widely reported Internet-related child abduction victim. Following her miraculous rescue, Alicia has devoted her life to raising awareness of missing persons and protecting children against predatory crime.
She has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, Fox & Friends, Good Morning America, Anderson Live, Investigation Discovery (ID), The CW, ABC, BBC, A&E, CNN, MSNBC, and many others, as well as in international publications such as People Magazine and Cosmopolitan.
For 15 years, she has pioneered insightful Internet safety and sexual exploitation awareness presentations to children and adults. One of the most vocal and outspoken advocates for child safety legislation, she has testified before Congress, and works to pass Alicia’s Law, her namesake, nationally. Alicia’s Law provides a dedicated revenue stream to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force.
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