Human trafficking can be many things. It’s not just transporting or transferring people against their will, but recruiting, harbouring, or receiving someone who has been coerced, threatened, abducted, or abused and exploited. This can be forced labour, slavery, removal of organs, sexual exploitation, or prostitution. Sex trafficking is so popular because unlike selling drugs the services of a human being can be sold over and over again.
high school students
There are many cases in Ontario
where traffickers will find
online and form some kind of
relationship with the victim,
even using social media
to contact them
through friends and so on
WHERE DOES THIS HAPPEN?
online (social media, dating sites, etc.),
parks and recreation centres,
malls, salons, cafés, food chains,
public transit, group homes, youth shelters,
schools, libraries, community events,
the beach, large parties, and many other
high energy environments
does not need to involve pimps and prostitutes and can as simple as
passing a girl around at a party
or convincing someone into doing things
they don't want to do.
If you think you or someone you know may be being exploited or involved in trafficking
do not interject yourself further into the situation and talk to an adult you trust:
a parent/guardian, teacher, counselor, police officer, or an anonymous tip line.