Human Sex Trafficking

Signs of Exploitation: how to recognize a possible trafficking victim:

  • Unable to produce identification documents
  • No cell phone
  • Limited personal money and resources
  • Never alone/Always accompanied
  • Apparent signs of physical abuse / 'branded'
  • Showing signs of fear
  • Doesn’t speak for self
  • Isolated from family and friends

Tips for Parents

  • Monitor social media and internet use
  • Stay current with apps and social media sites your child is using
  • Have conversations with your child about School
  • Know who your child's friends are (not just nicknames)
  • Know where your child is at all times
  • Talk to your child about strangers
  • Educate your child on healthy relationships

I am Little Red – Video for Schoolchildren

New York State is including the following video in their school curriculum for education and prevention purposes.

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Legislation

I think I’m in danger, where can I get help?

Victims services (60 locations across Ontario)

  • Victims Services Directory
  • Victims services support line: 1-888-579-2888
  • Anonymous Counselling: 1-900668-6868
  • Kids Help Phone
  • Sexual assault/Rape crisis centres

Police services: If you see it, report it!

  • Dial 9-1-1 for emergency
  • Report suspicious activity to Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477 (TIPS)
  • Canadian cyber tip line for reporting online sexual exploitation of children – www.cybertip.ca
  • Chrysalis anti-human trafficking network - http://www.chrysalisnetwork.org/

I want to help, what can I do?

  • Become a volunteer crisis responder worker with Ontario victim services
    Tell your friends and family about this issue
    Share the #endhumantrafficking hashtag on social media

Other social media hashtags:

  • #eyesonourgirls
  • #sheisnotforsale
  • #girlsmatter
  • #notonmywatch
  • #notonmyscreen
  • #stophumantrafficking
  • #savingthegirlnextdoor

 

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