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 1. Do not allow your child's electronic devices become your babysitter.

2. Ask your child who they text with and ask them to show you the text thread.

3. Make sure your child understands that a profile photo does not mean that is the actual person they are texting with.

Enforce in your children that groomers are like chameleons. The texting style and words used are tailored to draw a child in and they know that what works on one child may not work on another.
Today children have to be taught a different form of 'Stranger danger'. In the past it was teaching your child to remain aware in public places, which is still the case. However, now they need to learn about 'Stranger danger online'.

Today it is important to talk to your children about online stranger danger. Groomers troll apps, social media and online games with chat features to gain access to children.

Online games are fun and your child doesn't need to stop playing them, the key is that you play with them.

This way you can monitor any potential communications, plus it's valuable time you are spending with your child.

Dock all Devices

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Never allow the use of electronic devices behind closed doors, this includes your child's room or the bathroom. 

Never allow the use of electronic devices in the car or in public where you cannot supervise.

Doc all electronic devices at night in one central location in your home. If needed, lock all devices in a drawer or other secure location.
 

Set a time frame that your child is permitted to use their electronic devices. Such as in the evening between 6-8pm.

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This is the sign for 'HELP ME'

Learn this sign.
It could save your life
or the life of someone else.

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Get your Law Makers Involved

Contact your local and state representatives asking them to draft legislation to include harsher penalties for buyers of children. If buyers face extensive prison time, the demand will decrease & children can be saved.
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Get your School Board Involved

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Encourage your local schools or school district to include human trafficking in their lesson plans and develop a plan for identifying and reporting a suspected case of human trafficking .
Did you know that what you post on social media will be there forever & can impact future employment?
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More Action Items!

Think about whether your workplace is trauma-informed and reach out to management or the Human Resources team to urge implementation of trauma-informed business practices

Use your social media platforms to raise awareness about human trafficking, using the following hashtags: #endtrafficking, #freedomfirst.

Give thought to where you shop and what you buy because trafficked people could have been involved.

College Students: Take action  on your campus. Join or establish a university club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Request that human trafficking be included in university curricula.

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Become a part of our community action team and learn how to share human trafficking information and action items with others.

You can take your training a step further and learn how to represent 'Pearl at the Mailbox' at speaking events.

Become a mentor to trafficked teens with our community partners
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