The DEFEND Committee (“DEFEND”) is an unincorporated not for profit group striving to defend children and other vulnerable people from predators on social media across Canada, the United States and around the world. DEFEND was started in 2020 by a group of concerned volunteers who were inspired by the activism captured on video by persons and groups around the world, meeting up with alleged child predators. From seeing these videos online, the DEFEND group wishes to further that work and affect real change to not only detect but significantly reduce this risk. DEFEND’s initial efforts are focused on three main areas: Advocacy, Technology and Education. We will continue to look for others to volunteer their time and talents over the coming weeks and months, so please watch for postings on our website and social media.