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?

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)

If you see it, report it!

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

 

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