Human Trafficking Awareness Tools

Published on September 01, 2020

As students prepare to head back to school, the government continues to raise awareness about sexual exploitation and human trafficking among children and youth.

 

The government launched two new educational resources to help prevent human trafficking by teaching kids how to recognize if they are being targeted by a trafficker and making sure they know where to get help.

 

We know Indigenous women and girls are especially vulnerable to sex trafficking and recognize the need for culturally specific resources developed by and for Indigenous people to support prevention and awareness in Indigenous communities.

 

The educational tools released today offer new, innovative ways to engage with young people and help them understand how human trafficking happens, so we can stop it before it starts.

 

These new tools are part of the province’s $307 million comprehensive anti-human trafficking plan. Across our province, offenders are preying on children and youth for the purposes of sexual exploitation – a crime that robs them of their safety and dignity and has a devastating impact on the lives of victims, families and communities.

 

Raising awareness is our first line of defense toward preventing human trafficking and protecting children and youth – which is why it is one of the key commitments in our new strategy. By ensuring young people know what human trafficking is and how to recognize when a trafficker may be targeting them, we can keep more children and youth safe from this horrific crime.

 

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