Commercial sex trafficking is the fastest growing illegal industry in the world, effecting over 300,000 teens in the US every year. Nearly 1 in 5 victims are recruited over the internet and half of the victims are children. Once they have been 'recruited,' 73 percent are advertised online by their pimps. Sex trafficking is a child rights issue and, with the spread of globalization, is increasingly happening online.
Find out more about trafficking and how authorities are combatting it in the University of New England's infographic below. Make sure to have open conversations with your children about how to be safe online.