Human Trafficking

Please Keep Kids Safe Now!

Trafficking across the nation’s borders is a travesty on which national news focuses, to the horror of many viewers, but less reported is the news that over 50% of sex trafficking victims within the United States were born here.

This fact compounds the reality, and compels anyone concerned with child protection to become aware of local trafficking and of measures to take to prevent or report it.

Vulnerable populations, such as the mentally challenged and physically disabled, remain targets as long as caregivers remain unaware.

Sextortion and its role in shifting kids into trafficking is a critical issue, along with its next step into intensity – child porn. Please learn how to keep kids safe online!

Knowing how to respond to any situation in which you suspect trafficking is critical. The more you know, the more you see. It’s important to know how not to act – and what to do to keep all involved safe.

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Top sources of information about human trafficking

The Polaris Project

Handles the National Human Trafficking Hotline and chat line. Excellent data and statistics. Excellent handouts and social media info options. Ways to get involved.

The Blue Campaign

The Federal government’s very good source of information about trafficking, a hub of information from all federal agencies and law enforcement. Includes many excellent infographics and videos for raising awareness and for clarifying the issues.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The best source of information on how to keep kids and vulnerable populations safe, including leading programs online for kids and for families to learn together. What to do if sextortion is attempted or has begun. What to do to protect your internet connections from traffickers who groom kids as young as 10 on social media. Amber Alert. More.