Child Trafficking Prevention 11

Student Take-Home Resources

Child Trafficking Prevention

Grade 11

Key Takeaways:

  1. Men, women, and children can all become victims of human trafficking, even in nice neighborhoods.
  2. There are different types of abuse that can occur in labor and sex trafficking situations.
  3. There are things you can do to protect yourself against human trafficking.
  4. Human trafficking usually starts with the victim being recruited by someone (even another teen) who is being very nice to them. But that doesn’t last.
  5. If you do not feel safe or worry that someone you care about is not safe, talk to a trusted adult immediately.


  1. Human trafficking – Occurs when a perpetrator, often referred to as a trafficker, takes an action, and then employs the means of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of compelling the victim to provide commercial sex acts, labor, or services. It is modern day slavery. 
  2. Red flags – Signs or symptoms that someone is in trouble are red flags. When you see or notice these things, you should talk to a trusted adult immediately. 

If you have a FRIEND who you think is showing warning signs of child trafficking or drug abuse, it’s time to HELP.

Help as soon as you can.

Empathize with the person.

Listen without trying to fix it.

Plan your next steps with a trusted adult.

If YOU are feeling trapped in a dangerous situation or are abusing drugs, it’s time for you to ACT.

Apply coping strategies.

Consider your options for help.

Talk to a person you trust.