Signs and Red Flags of Human Trafficking

Articles that explain signs and red flags of human trafficking anyone can recognize.

Southern Grit Advocacy appreciates the VR education for their Mayor and Chief of Police
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Southern Grit Advocacy appreciates the VR education for their Mayor and Chief of Police

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is hosting a series of webinars throughout January, National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Today, they were doing one called “DFPS Light the Way End Human Trafficking 2023 Lunch and Learn Series: Faith-Based Champions” and one of their speakers, Vicky Payne, from Southern Grit Advocacy, started telling a…

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How people use TRAPPED: A VR Detective Story to educate others
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How people use TRAPPED: A VR Detective Story to educate others

Radical Empathy Education Foundation (REEFcares.org) licenses their virtual reality empathy training software, TRAPPED: A VR Detective Story, to trainers and groups across the world. We are so impressed to see all the ways our licensees have created educational opportunities with our learning tools!  Screenshot of Lisa’s neighborhood in the interactive experience, TRAPPED: A VR Detective…

Virtual Reality Training Packages Defined by Radical Empathy
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Virtual Reality Training Packages Defined by Radical Empathy

To be sure people get the attention they need when they need assistance at events, we recommend one assistant per every 5 headsets in use. Licensees are encouraged to use the training software in any way they wish. Here are a few real-world use cases from our licensees. (More info here.) Community-based in-person human trafficking…

Wichita Falls Mayor experiences interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training
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Wichita Falls Mayor experiences interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training

Radical Empathy met up with Wichita Falls Mayor Stephen Santellana, through a great connection with Southern Grit Advocacy. https://youtu.be/MTnoDq1cmYA ABOUT RADICAL EMPATHY EDUCATION FOUNDATION Radical Empathy is an Austin-based nonprofit dedicated to ending human trafficking. Their VR experiences include fully interactive, computer generated environments married with narrative, user-directed stories. Visit them at reefcares.org or you can help immediately…

Interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training teaches human trafficking prevention in Wyoming
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Interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training teaches human trafficking prevention in Wyoming

Uprising’s Terri Markham explains how she uses TRAPPED: A VR Detective Story to train everyone from children to legislators using an interactive virtual reality experience Radical Empathy Education Foundation and Uprising began their relationship early in 2022, when Terri Markham was looking for unique ways to teach people about human trafficking. We caught up with…

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…

The Problem of Statistics in Human Trafficking and the Average Age of Entry into Sex Trafficking
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The Problem of Statistics in Human Trafficking and the Average Age of Entry into Sex Trafficking

Editor’s note: Our Human Trafficking Essentials course promotes the average age of entry into sex trafficking as 17, based upon the below research. The below makes clear there are no studies that demonstrate that age in a truly measurable manner. Our materials make clear that the statistics in the human trafficking field are difficult to…

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…