Resources: Protecting children from sex trafficking

When you think of child sex trafficking, does a story like this come to mind: “young girls and boys being kidnapped by strangers, forced into windowless vans, then driven to another city or state where they are kept drugged and chained in a brothel?”

The Polaris Project, a nonprofit that has helped thousands of sex and labor trafficking victims and survivors through the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, says while that has been the case in some situations, a study of press releases and online media reports from over a nine year period found that fewer than 10% of cases involved kidnapping.

Polaris believes being aware of the other tactics used by traffickers can help prevent other children from falling victim to sex trafficking.

Action News Jax has shared their suggestions below:

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