One in eight endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2012 were likely sex trafficking victims. Youth at risk, young girls and boys, are lured into sex trafficking every day. How can we put a stop to this?
“We are talking about someone’s child, someone’s son or daughter, sister or brother.” -Demi Moore, Co-Founder, Thorn
Over the past several months, we have discussed how “Johns” create demand for child sex trafficking, and how escort websites facilitate child sex trafficking.This month, we would like to increase awareness about the 100,000 to 300,000 children in the United States who are at particular risk of being drawn into child sex trafficking. Our #YouthAtRisk posts this month will include warning signs that a child at risk may have been pulled into the sex trafficking industry and tools that Thorn is developing to help pull children out of the sex trafficking industry.
We need your help.
During the month of June, we’re asking for your help in bringing attention to the issue of child sex trafficking and the youth who are at risk of being trafficked. We will be sharing information about #YouthAtRisk and we need your help to spread the word. Below are several images and posts that you can share easily via social media. Our hope is to open up the conversation about the prevalence of child sex trafficking in the United States, and raise awareness for an issue that is often thought to exist in the shadows or some distant region of the world.
Your actions make a difference. Click and share the links below to join us in raising awareness on Facebook.
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