For youth

WHAT IS

HUMAN

TRAFFICKING

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

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION 
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.

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