Staying Safe and Reducing the Risks
Don’t share personal information on the internet!
Never-EVER send someone a nude photo of yourself!
Do not accept friend requests from people you do not know in person.
Do not engage in online chats with people you do not know in person.
Tell a parent or trusted adult if you are uncomfortable with someone, or if you feel like you are in danger.
Understand the risks and dangers and stay away from anything that doesn’t look right.
Realize how valuable you are, and don’t let anyone treat you with disrespect!
What Parents Can Do
Talk with your kids about only talking to people they personally know online.
Tell your kids to never send inappropriate photos to anyone.
Make sure you know your child’s passwords, usernames, nicknames, and email addresses.
What to do if you Suspect Human Trafficking
Be prepared to explain why you suspect this could be a trafficking situation and provide the following:
- Write down the physical description of a victim (gender, hair color, eye color, complexion, approximate age, tattoos, scars or identifying characteristics)
- Write down the physical description of the trafficker or suspect (gender, hair color, eye color, complexion, approximate age, clothing, scars or identifying characteristics)
- Write down a description of the vehicle (make, model, color of vehicle, license plate number and state)
- If saying in a hotel, campground or cabin:
- What room number are they in?
- Are there frequent visitors, if so explain.
- Have you overheard conversations or statements?
DO NOT CONFRONT a suspected trafficker directly. Leave that up to law enforcement to respond.