Human Trafficking is one of the fastest-growing, organized crimes in the world. It has become known as “modern-day slavery,” and those of us who fight it by raising awareness and calling in leads are “modern-day abolitionists.”
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor, commercial sex act, or human organ to sell for a profit.
I am passionate about raising awareness of human trafficking in all its forms, brainstorming ways to reduce demand, and equipping parents and children with tips to help prevent victimization.
TIP #1: Teach your children the definitions of the following words: force, fraud, and coercion.
When your children sense someone (ANYONE) is attempting to coerce them into doing something (ANYTHING) or going somewhere (ANYWHERE), make sure they know what to do and what NOT to do.
TIP #2: Slow Down. Listen. Pay attention.
Make sure your young children and teens are comfortable talking to you about their suspicions. Take their concerns seriously. Do not tell them they are imagining something or making it up. Be vigilant in the protection of your children and their peers.
As a parent, your job is to slow down, listen, and pay attention to the information that is being shared. You can always call law enforcement (911) or the human trafficking hotline (1-888-373-7888) to report suspicious activity and let the professionals handle the investigation of the facts.
More Tips Coming Soon!
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