Dangers Of Human Trafficking

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Human trafficking exists all around us, in every country, and no one is exempt from it. There are various types of trafficking that exist: forced labor, pornography, prostitution, child sex tourism, and sex slaves to name a few. People of all ages, race, and gender are vulnerable and seen as potential victims. Children, teens, and young adults are easy targets, especially if they come from poverty stricken homes or neighborhoods. A lot of the time the trafficker plays on the child’s needs and vulnerabilities, gaining the child’s trust and making the abduction easier. The Internet, sites such as Facebook, chat sites, and adult sites are an easy way for a predator to talk to children. The predator may see a group of teens hanging out at …show more content…
The parents do not want to be bothered so, they allow their children to do whatever they want. This makes some children turn to the internet to get the attention they are craving. Unfortunately, this is where the dangers begin. There are chat sites, Facebook, adult sites, and many others that lure children into becoming victims. The “friend” on the other end of the computer may not be the “friend” he/she claims to be. Some parents trust their children too much thinking that their child is smart enough to know better, but do not realize that the person on the other end of the computer is promising the child much more than they think the parents will. The predator plays off the child’s emotions. If the child is not happy at home (most teens are not), the predator will talk the child into running away with him/her. It is not always the “poor me” child that is kidnapped. There are children who are very happy at home, get along with their parents, and get love and attention but are in the wrong place at the wrong time. There are children walking home from school who get abducted, sometimes because they do not pay attention to their surroundings. They do not realize they are being followed, or that someone is waiting around the corner for them. Teenagers who may go to the mall with a group of friends can get lured away and kidnapped. Being in a group is …show more content…
I do not think even is being done to warn or teach our children about the dangers in this world. Parents need to be parents and get nosy. They need to know what their child is doing at all times. They need to take an interest in their children and understand the child’s needs especially, if the children are unhappy. If the parents do not take an interest, someone else will. No, it is not always the parents fault and I did not mean to make it sound that way. I do feel that the first step in saving a child from the dangers around them falls on the parents. How can we win the fight against human trafficking? Is there even a chance that the fight can be won? What else can we do to protect our children, our teens, and young

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