Folks, we need to have regular conversations with our youth on some do’s and don’ts regarding their protection from being victims of Human Trafficking.
Please WAKE UP. it is real, and it is all around us. Although our youth think they know more than us, tell them anyway.
Don’t make friends on the internet too quickly. Human Trafficking predators are all over the net looking for victims.
Don’t get in a vehicle with someone you don’t know or know anything about them. If you have to, just run away.
Don’t be too quick to go to that party. Do you know the people and really believe you will be safe?
Don’t take that drink from someone. Pour your own non-alcoholic beverage. There could be drugs in the drink.
Don’t make friends too quickly. There are youth your age working with pimps and predators to lure you into their domain. REALLY!
Don’t go anywhere you feel unsafe. If something is telling you it feels wrong, get away from it.
Don’t trust anyone. It is sad to say, but some family members can abuse you.
Do stay alert to your surroundings.
Do tell someone if you are being violated.
Do choose your friends carefully.
Do be very careful on the internet.
Do Know that you are important and have a great future ahead of you.