Free Our Children: Help Fight Child Sex Trafficking

Child trafficking is an abhorrent practice, yet an unfortunate reality we face today. Evil people around the world prey on the weakest among us, our children. 

This has gone on for long enough, and we are choosing to use our platform to do our part. 

The barbaric practice of child sex trafficking has been a cancer to our society for too long. It is a great fear many parents share, being one of their worst nightmares. 

Although most victims of trafficking are victimized by someone they know, recently powerful individuals who maintain a degree of influence have been accused of being tied to these trafficking rings. Although there has been public outcry as the spotlight has been pointed towards these influential figures, the government has made no notable piece of legislation, nor have they done something as little as denounce it.

It appears it is up to us everyday people to do something about it, as our “leaders” are apparently focused on more important matters than child sex trafficking.

All donations will be designated to organizations whose forte is combating child sex trafficking, and we will be working closely with them to ensure we can save as many victims within our reach. 

These organizations are The Demand Project, and Operation Underground Railroad. 

  • National Human Trafficking Hotline

  • 1 (888) 373-7888

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

1-800-843-5678

  • Missing Child Database

https://www.missingkids.org/gethelpnow/search

 

Warning Signs that an Individual May be being Trafficked:

  • – Physical abuse such as burn marks, bruises or cuts
  • – Unexplained absences from class
  • – Sexualized behavior
  • – Overly tired in class
  • – Withdrawn, depressed, distracted or checked out
  • – Brags about making or having lots of money
  • – Less appropriately dressed than before or new expensive clothes, accessories or shoes
  • – New tattoo (tattoos are often used by pimps as a way to brand victims. Tattoos of a name, symbol of money or barcode could indicate trafficking)
  • – Older boyfriend or new friends with a different lifestyle
  • – Talks about wild parties or invites other students to attend parties
  • – Shows signs of gang affiliation (color colors, notebook doodles of gang symbols, etc.)

Traffickers Often Exhibit these Behaviors or Characteristics:

  • – Jealous, controlling and violent
  • – Significantly older than female companions
  • – Promise things that seem too good to be true
  • – Encourage victims to engage in illegal activities to achieve their goals and dreams
  • – Buys expensive gifts or owns expensive items
  • – Is vague about his/her profession
  • – Pushy or demanding about sex
  • – Encourages inappropriate sexual behavior
  • – Makes the victim feel responsible for his/her financial stability. Very open about financial matters.

Source: https://sharedhope.org/takeaction/report-trafficking/

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