Grooming

One definition of grooming is “the action by a pedophile of preparing a child for a meeting, especially via an internet chat room, with the intention of committing a sexual offense.”

If you want to learn more, this is the right category.

Signs of Grooming a Young Person for Trafficking
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Signs of Grooming a Young Person for Trafficking

We have all heard the social media hysteria over people in white vans kidnapping children for trafficking or placing some marking on a car of someone they plan to traffic. However, this type of method is rarely used here in the United States to traffic someone. Most often a trafficker will use a grooming process…

The Hidden Abuse Behind Those Spam Texts You're Getting – Slate Magazine
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The Hidden Abuse Behind Those Spam Texts You're Getting – Slate Magazine

Editor’s note: PLEASE TELL YOUR PARENTS OR ELDERLY PERSONS YOU KNOW. Their savings might be at risk. Better to be safe and get educated about these types of scams. “Pig-butchering” online scams have grown from continued poverty and corruption. And they prey on our vulnerabilities. This specific type of labor trafficking essentially creates a Ponzi…

Inside the 'pig-butchering' scams seeing thousands trafficked into cyber slavery – ABC News
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Inside the 'pig-butchering' scams seeing thousands trafficked into cyber slavery – ABC News

Editor’s note: PLEASE TELL YOUR PARENTS OR ELDERLY PERSONS YOU KNOW. Their savings might be at risk. Better to be safe and get educated about these types of scams. “Pig-butchering” online scams have grown from continued poverty and corruption. And they prey on our vulnerabilities. This specific type of labor trafficking essentially creates a Ponzi…

Human Trafficking’s Newest Abuse: Forcing Victims Into Cyberscamming
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Human Trafficking’s Newest Abuse: Forcing Victims Into Cyberscamming

Editor’s note: PLEASE TELL YOUR PARENTS OR ELDERLY PERSONS YOU KNOW. Their savings might be at risk. Better to be safe and get educated about these types of scams. “Pig-butchering” online scams have grown from continued poverty and corruption. And they prey on our vulnerabilities. This specific type of labor trafficking essentially creates a Ponzi…

Homelessness and child sex trafficking: a survivor speaks out
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Homelessness and child sex trafficking: a survivor speaks out

This article contains references to sexual abuse. Jose Alfaro was 17 when his trafficker first began grooming him online. As a sexual abuse survivor who had been thrown out of his house by his father for being gay, he was in an extremely vulnerable situation, and his trafficker took advantage of his desperation.  Targeting vulnerable…

Elisabeth Röhm Explains Why Girl In Room 13 Is More Than Just A Movie, It's A Movement
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Elisabeth Röhm Explains Why Girl In Room 13 Is More Than Just A Movie, It's A Movement

Telling a story about human trafficking in “Girl in Room 13” was important for director Elisabeth Röhm. “There are so many different aspects to human sex trafficking and labor trafficking that I couldn’t begin to speak to the vastness of that topic. But our film specifically does deal with sex trafficking, being recruited by somebody you…

Radical Empathy raising funds to put their interactive anti-trafficking education experience in a web browser
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Radical Empathy raising funds to put their interactive anti-trafficking education experience in a web browser

For my 55th birthday, I hope you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Hey everybody!! I want to jump right into this, tell you why I care about human trafficking, and explain why I need your help now more than ever. Children are innocent and vulnerable to being tricked. Adults take advantage…

Austin Independent School District Leads Nation in Technology-Enabled Child Safety Programs
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Austin Independent School District Leads Nation in Technology-Enabled Child Safety Programs

Innovative Interactive Child Safety Program Raises Funds To Support Pilot School AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 5, 2018 – PRLog — Who teaches children about the dangers of meeting a stranger online? Recognizing an unhealthy relationship? Can they recognize or avoid sex trafficking? McCallum High School, in the Austin Independent School District, is Piloting a program to answer those questions. In Texas alone,…

San Diego Area Middle School Integrates Virtual Reality Human Trafficking Awareness Education
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San Diego Area Middle School Integrates Virtual Reality Human Trafficking Awareness Education

Vista Innovation Design Academy (VIDA) Incorporates Radical Empathy Education Foundation’s One Generation Program Into Their Middle School Curriculum During a school day on a Friday, teachers and students took a break from their classes to walk in the shoes of a victim of minor sex trafficking, through the innovative human trafficking awareness education program called…

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking crimes
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Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking crimes

Maxwell’s attorneys had pushed for leniency after 60-year-old was convicted in US in December of five of the six charges she faced Victoria Bekiempis in New YorkTue 28 Jun 2022 19.31 BST Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in prison in her New York sex-trafficking case for procuring teen girls for Jeffrey Epstein for him to…