Essay On Child Trafficking

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Child trafficking is a horrible crime that goes on under American citizens noses. This crime has a large industry in America and many other countries. People need to understand how to identify a child that has been a victim of human trafficking and they need to know the physical and emotional consequences a child can have due to this crime. First one must understand why child trafficking exist and what it consists of. Understanding where the children come from is also very important and how it happens. Many Americans are unaware of how many children are being kidnapped and sold here and to other countries in present day, but as a nation, has the duty to protect their children but first need to understand the criminal to be able to fight back. …show more content…
Traffickers want to gain profit from exploiting innocent victims from forced labor or commercial sex. Trafficker can be anyone “traffickers and their victims share the same national, ethnic, or cultural background, allowing the trafficker to better understand and exploit the vulnerabilities of their victims. Traffickers can be foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, males and females, family members, intimate partners, acquaintances, and strangers.” (NHTRC). They are based on high profit industry and low risk victims. The International Labour Organization stated that “two thirds of the estimated total of US$ 150 billion, or US$ 99 billion, came from commercial sexual exploitation, while another US$ 51 billion resulted from forced economic exploitation, including domestic work, agriculture and other economic activities.”(ilo.org). This makes human trafficking the most profitable crime in the world. The trafficking business needs advertisement, transportation and financial services to be able to operate. They use transportation services like buses and trains they also use hotels and motels. One very important service they use is passport and visa services. These services have a very big chance to find victims of traffickers by making harder for traffickers to scam. They can also strength the way they process visas and passports to make sure it is not fake and make sure there is not bribery being involved in any process. This way trafficking is …show more content…
First the adults must be informed of the signs. They must know how a trafficker will approach a child and how they will act around the children. Adults need to know and always ask their children who they are associating with as a precaution. Not only adult but children need to be informed of the danger that there are in the world. They need know that not every person in the world is friendly and want to be friends. Traffickers will do anything and everything to manipulate people to do things they do not want to do and create profits off

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