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.
I think I’m in danger, where can I get help?
If there is immediate danger or if you suspect a child under 18 is being trafficked, call 911 or your local police service.
Ontario's Human Trafficking Hotline
- For information and support, call Ontario's confidential Human Trafficking Helpline at 1-833-999-9211, TTY 1-888-340-1001
Victims services (60 locations across Ontario)
- Victims Services Directory
- Victims services support line: 1-888-579-2888
- Kids Help Phone
- Sexual assault/Rape crisis centres
If you see it, report it!
- 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
I want to help, what can I do?
- Become a volunteer crisis response worker with Ontario victim services
- Tell your friends and family about this issue