Pauley Perette
NCIS Actress and Activist

"My name is Pauley Perette, I play Abby Scuito on the CBS television show NCIS. There is no way to express how highly I recommend this amazing young woman. Alicia Kozakiewicz and I met while working with America's Most Wanted and John Walsh on a television program about abductions and we have remained very close ever since. Amazingly, Alicia has used her recovery and experience to spend her life educating and protecting children. I have never met anyone like her - her strength, her grace, her intelligence, her heart, and her commitment to using her experience to protect others is unmatched. She is saving lives and changing the world."

John Ryan
President and CEO
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

"I am so grateful to Alicia for sharing her story and helping to get the word out to parents and kids about the real world dangers posed by online predatory offenders."

Grier Weeks
Executive Director, Protect
National Association to Protect Children

"Alicia has a powerful impact, whether she's testifying before Congress, on television, or speaking to an auditorium full of kids. Change only beings when people start listening, and if you want kids and adults to listen about child safety, call Alicia Kozakiewicz."

Shira T. Fisher, NBCSC
Professional School Counselor
2012-2014 Vice President of Elementary Counselors
Illinois School Counseling Association
Mark Sheridan Math and Science Academy

"Alicia Kozakiewicz is an inspiration. She has the ability to connect with students at their level and get them to see themselves in her story. Her resilience and story helps students learn how to better protect themselves online and be aware of potential online predators."

Terry Buckley
Investigator, TN
Internet Crimes Against Children

"It’s amazing how students respond to Alicia Kozakiewicz in the classroom. She is able to connect with kids in a way that law enforcement cannot. Additionally, The Alicia Project brings a unique perspective to child abduction and child sex abuse from the eyes of a survivor. As a law enforcement officer, it is crucial to understand both sides of this gruesome crime, not only for the purposes of prosecution, but for the influence and support that I want to have with my survivors."

Mother of 13-year-old daughter
Austin, TX

"Alicia, I am so grateful that you took the time to speak to my daughter. Even though I have strict rules in my house about using the internet, rules are broken and my daughter gave us all a little scare recently. As much as I try and express the dangers of the internet and talking to people she doesn't know, it just didn't sink in, she feels invincible and most teens do. Hearing your story from you made her realize that it can happen, it does happen. It really opened her eyes. She also came up to me after talking to you and gave me the biggest hug and thanked me for caring so much and for not ever judging her. You are a remarkable person and we are so appreciative of what you do."

Grade 8 Student
Decatur, IN

"After the Alicia Project presentation, I went home and told my parents that now I understand why they have been so protective."

Grade 7 Student
Erie, PA

"Alicia, I can not thank you enough for coming and talking to my school today! I have made a "fake" Facebook and talked to people on it. Today I got home and first thing I did was delete all of my pics and info then unfriended everyone on it and deactivated it. I had this because I think I might be gay and have nobody to talk about it because I feel like everyone will see me as a different person... Thank you so much for sharing your story!"

Grade 9 Student
Decatur, IN

"Alicia, I go to South Decatur where you spoke on Friday. I just want to say you are an AMAZING speaker! The convo really made me think about the information I put online. I have decided to make many changes to my social media sites as well as make my phone number private. THANK YOU!"

Grade 10 Student
Chicago, IL

"Dear Alicia, I am so grateful for you sharing your experience with us. I know this information you have given me will help me to be safer on the Internet. Thank you for making it fun way to share the message. I am truly sorry that you went through that ordeal and think that you are a very brave woman to go from place to place telling everyone what happened to you. I really look forward to using your amazing advice online. Thank you again for coming to our school and sharing your story with us. That was really amazing and strong of you. I will use you as my role model from now on."

Grade 7 Student
San Diego, CA

"Dear Alicia, I am thankful for the presentation that you gave us. I know it must have been hard speaking in front of the entire school. It was kind of you to share all of the information that you did with us. You were able to really give a good description of what we needed to know and it was cool the way that you were able to explain it. It was brave and kind of you to share your story with us. I learned a lot. You will never need to tell me twice about the dangers that can be found online."

Grade 9 Student
Moundsville, WV

"Dear Ms. Alicia, I am thankful that you were able to come to my school and share your story with us. I know that it must be hard for you tell everyone all around the world your story. You are one strong, brave person. I know people a lot of people do not survive what happened to you and make it out alive, but you have. You have taught me how to be more careful online. There was a time when a grown-up contacted me and tried to talk to me online. I did not know he was was a grown-up at first. He told me he was my age and tried to talk to me, but I found out he was a lot older. Because of you, I now know what I need to do if I am ever in a similar situation. You taught me that it can happen to anyone, no matter how old, big or small. You can still be a victim"

Grade 7 Student
Chicago, IL

"Dear Alicia, I am so grateful that you took the time to come to our school and share your story. Your presentation taught me how to be more careful online and be more aware of online predators. I did not realize how dangerous it could be, until I heard it from you. Thank you for sharing your experience and teaching me a valuable lesson."

Grade 7 Student
Pittsburgh, PA

"Dear Alicia, thank you for coming to my school and teaching us a lesson that we can really use. Your visit has shown me that I need to be careful about who I talk to and what I share online, because it can affect my future. When you told your story, it really touched my heart. I want you to know that what you are doing will help tons of kids and adults."

Grade 8 Student
Utica, NY

"Alicia, thank you very much for coming and telling us about the importance of being safe online, and for sharing your experience. I really took a lot from the presentation. It taught me that anyone can be a victim if they are not careful. Your presentation has shown me that I have to be very careful about what I do and share online. Thank you again, once more."

Grade 10 Student
Appleton, WI

"Dear Alicia, I am so grateful for you sharing your experience with us. I know this information you have given me will help me to be safer on the Internet. Thank you for making it fun way to share the message. I am truly sorry that you went through that ordeal and think that you are a very brave woman to go from place to place telling everyone what happened to you. I really look forward to using your amazing advice online. Thank you again for coming to our school and sharing your story with us. That was really amazing and strong of you. I will use you as my role model from now on."

Grade 8 Student
Grande Prairie, Canada

"Dear Alicia, I am thankful for the presentation that you gave us. I know it must have been hard speaking in front of the entire school. It was kind of you to share all of the information that you did with us. You were able to really give a good description of what we needed to know and it was cool the way that you were able to explain it. It was brave and kind of you to share your story with us.
I learned a lot. You will never need to tell me twice about the dangers that can be found online."

Grade 9 Student
Austin, TX

"Dear Miss Alicia, thank you for coming to our school and telling us about The Alicia Project. Your story and the missing children posters helped to show me that this can happen to me. I will now think twice about who I talk to online. In the past, if I thought I knew someone, I would friend them online, but now I am going to be sure that I actually know them. I know a lot of the other students also learned from your presentation. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us."

Grade 10 Student
Jackson, TN

"Dear Ms. Alicia, I am grateful for the experience of being included in your presentation. Alicia, thank you so much for the information you share. When I grow up I can teach my family what you have taught me and they can pass it on. The excellent information you shared will help me, my friends, my family and the list goes on. Thank you for caring about us kids."

Grade 6 Student
Philadelphia, PA

"Alicia, thank you for coming to my school and giving your presentation. Also, thank you for making this a safe world for my classmates and I. You have helped to teach me to be safe and gave real world values. You can tell how much you enjoy talking to children and helping to keep them safe. I think that if all kids could hear your presentation, a lot less of them would be missing. Thank you so much." 

Grade 9 Student
Southampton, PA

"Dear Ms. Alicia, I am happy that you took the time to come to our school and tell us your story. A lot of people in our school having social networking accounts. I am very cautious now about who I accept as a friend. It takes a lot of courage to tell such a powerful story. Your story really touched me. Today, I am more cautious because I heard this information from you in person, someone that this happened to."

Grade 7 Student
Fayette, WV

"Dear Miss Alicia, I am so grateful that you were able to come to our school and talk with us. i appreciate that you were able to talk about what happened to you, because not everyone can do that. I can remember your story and what you told us when I got into chat rooms or use social networking sites. To tell you the truth, I did not think anything like this could happen to me until I heard your story. Thanks to you, I will think twice before talking to random people online or in chat rooms."

Grade 9 Student
Oakbrook, IL

"Alicia, I am so glad for the experience to see your presentation and meeting you. Your presentation helped me to answer a lot of questions. I had always thought that something like what happened to you could never happen to me, but you were my age when you were abducted. Your presentation showed me how wrong I thought about the things that could and couldn't happen. I used to think that only girls needed to protect themselves from predators, guess I was wrong about that too. I am so thankful that you changed my way of thinking. Thank you so much for coming to talk to our school."

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