Protecting our Children

“There is massive consumer demand in this country for sex with kids. And it has never been more blatant or more normalized than today in this era of the Internet. We are paying a price as a society because of it.”
~Ernie Allen President & CEO, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Already, there have been initiatives pushing for education programs in schools across the U.S. about historical slavery and modern-day human trafficking prevention and reduction. It’s important to educate our kids about human trafficking in our nation and around the world so that they know the signs of danger and have a broader understanding and a global perspective about what is happening around them. These resources will help you to understand the trafficking of children and how to address this sensitive topic with your kids.

 

Preventing Abuse:
Age by Age Guide from the National Children’s Advocacy Center

 

Teaching Parents how to create open discussions of safe practices with teen children in Social Media.

 

Top 10 Resources To Empower Children: Teaching Sexual Abuse Prevention Through Story 

a list of great resources to help parents and teachers educate 3 to 10 year olds about body safety. Forewarned is forearmed!!! We need to teach our kids that it is okay to speak out against their offenders, even when they are people they know and/or love!

 

Why kids are unprotected, and 3 steps to turn the tide

“Parents today cope with issues no other generation of parents have faced. But that can’t be used as an excuse. We have to keep up with the technology that our kids are using and we have to install and use parental controls to protect our children online.”

 

Two Little Girls

a three-minute animated Youtube video discusses the true stories of two girls who are sold into sexual slavery.

 

How to Teach Kids About Hard Topics

How do you discuss difficult topics such as child slave labor with your kids? Are they too young to understand? Read this article for feedback and advice.

 

Good Touch, Bad Touch

this puppet flip-chart is a user-friendly manual for teaching kids about child sexual abuse.

 

Preventing the Sexual Exploitation of Children

a PDF document from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, providing steps that families, schools and communities can take to help protect children from sexual exploitation. Both English and Spanish versions are available.

 

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Fact Sheet

provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, this fact sheet gives an awareness about the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the U.S.

 

Why Her? What You Need To Know About How Pimps Choose

using Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, this article discusses how traffickers pry off of the vulnerability of adolescents.

 

The Candy Shop (Trailer)

this trailer presents a fairytale movie that describes the child sex trafficking epidemic in Atlanta. View the full movie here.