Online Recruitment of Children for Sex Trafficking

The Internet: A Recruitment Tool for Child Sex Trafficking Although traditional methods of recruitment continue, the internet allows traffickers increased access to a larger number of potential child victims, thereby exposing children to greater risks and dangers. According to the 2021 Federal Human Trafficking Report, more than half (57%) of all criminal trafficking cases involved child victims, […]

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Social Media and Child Sex Trafficking

Social media platforms have become an integral part of the lives of children and adolescents, providing opportunities for communication, self-expression, and engagement with peers.At the same time, social media intersects with human trafficking in all the elements of the trafficking process.As the entire world has flocked to the internet and social media, traffickers have quickly […]

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Solving Online Child Exploitation Through Technology

Technology Tools: One Component of a Comprehensive ApproachCombating online child sexual exploitation is a complex and critical issue that requires a multi-faceted approach involving technology, law enforcement collaboration, legal and policy measures, and public awareness.  The use of technology can help in the fight against online child sexual exploitation.Technology can be one of the measures […]

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Protecting Children’s Rights Through Company Measures

The ESPs’ Duty of Care of ChildrenAlthough the sexual exploitation of children has always existed, the internet has driven a surge of abuse. Prior to 1998, approximately 3,000 cases were reported annually to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)’s Tipline regarding the internet being used for the exploitation of children, including instances of […]

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