News | Topic: Sex Trafficking
Sep 29, 2022
Sexual Predators Are Grooming Young Teens On Wattpad, A Storytelling App Beloved By Gen Z
A Forbes investigation found that Wattpad was a place where sexual predators target and exploit vulnerable teens, in some cases leading to sex trafficking and assault. Read the article here.
Jul 27, 2022
Child Sex Trafficking – The Most Dangerous Myth And 3 Ways To Keep Your Kid Safe
Defend Young Minds helps bring us up to speed on a dangerous myth regarding sex trafficking. Read the full article here.
Feb 25, 2021
Sending Nudes: Starting The Convo Early – 3 Tips For Smart Parents
Kids are growing up in a world where sending nudes is the norm. Read the article here.
Jan 20, 2021
Thinking “Not My Child!” Won’t Protect Your Kids From Sex Trafficking: Here Are 3 Ways That Work
What we know from the data is that any child or teen is vulnerable, but there are specific factors that make someone even more vulnerable to being groomed and exploited. Read the article from Protect Young Minds here.
Jan 18, 2021
New Trend Making Teens Vulnerable To Human Trafficking
How a trend to gain social media followers is making teens vulnerable to trafficking. Read the article here.
Oct 16, 2020
The Shocking Tactics Sex Traffickers Use To Trap Your Kids And 5 Ways You Can Protect Them
A Protect Young Minds interview with Russ Tuttle of The Stop Trafficking Project. Read or watch the interview here.
Feb 21, 2020
The Research On Child Sex Trafficking
How to fight modern-day slavery. Read the article here.
Oct 10, 2019
Teens Tried To Catch Man Trying To Solicit Girls For Sex. He Kidnapped One Of Them.
The 17-year-old victim was rescued after she messaged her friends for help, who then called police. Read the story here.
Jun 18, 2019
Teen Vogue Encourages Children To Explore Prostitution As A Career
On April 26, Teen Vogue posted an article titled “Why Sex Work is Real Work” by Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng. Read a response to that article and access the original here.
Jul 21, 2018
Traffickers and Predators: How Porn Is Used To Desensitize and Groom
Fight the new drug highlights a frightening link between porn usage and sexual trafficking. Read the full article here.
May 16, 2018
Live Streaming Apps Put Young Teens At Risk For Sex Predators, Advocates Warn
The rise in popularity of livestreaming apps is putting young teens and pre-teens at growing risk of becoming victims of sex predators and distributors of child porn, advocates say. Read the article here.
Apr 25, 2018
I Was Sold On Backpage.com: The Story Of Jane Doe
Backpage has been shut down in a collaborative effort between the FBI and other government agencies. However, to give this victory meaning we need to understand how child sex trafficking impacts all of us. Read the article here.
Feb 19, 2018
American Airlines Agent Saves Teens From Suspected Human Trafficking Plot
Authorities are crediting a quick thinking airline employee for preventing two teenagers from becoming victims of human trafficking. Read the article here.
Jan 9, 2018
5 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Sex Trafficking In Your Daily Life
While there are plenty of awesome organizations around the world fighting sex trafficking, from governmental agencies to non-profits, it’s easy to wonder, “What can I do?” Read the article here.