Human Trafficking: What you need to know to keep youth safe online

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights – International Human Trafficking Institute is offering lunch and learn sessions: ‘Human Trafficking – Learn, See & Do Something’ or ‘What you need to know to keep youth safe online’

Register Here: https://www.ihtinstitute.org/get-educated/

Why Human Trafficking Awareness is important?  Men, women and children are sold into a $150 billion annual market for sex and labor.  This is happening globally, nationally and locally; in hotels, restaurants and on street corners. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and involves the movement of people by means of violence, deception, or coercion for the purpose of force labor, servitude, or slavery-like practices.  The following are a few current statistics

  • More than 50% of victims worldwide are estimated to be under the age of 18.
  • Approximately 600,000-800,000 people are trafficked in the United States annually.
  • Victims are trafficked for a wide variety of purposes such as sex acts, agricultural work or housekeeping yet they all share the loss of one of our world’s most cherished rights-freedom.
  • There is not consistent face of a trafficking victim.  Trafficked persons can be rich or poor, men or women, adults or children, foreign nationals or U.S. citizens.
  • There is not one consistent face of a trafficker.  Traffickers include a wide range of criminal operators, including individual pimps, small families or businesses, loose-knit decentralized criminal networks, and international organized criminal groups.

Register here to learn more about ways to keep our children safe online.