What is human trafficking and how can you stay safe?

By: REBECCA OGDEN


posted on: June 12th, 2020

Human trafficking means selling and buying other human beings. A ‘trafficker’ is a dangerous criminal who might pretend to be nice but then take you away from your family. When someone gets taken by a trafficker, they have their freedom taken away and are forced to live and/or work in a dangerous place, sometimes far away from their families.

Selling other people is a crime in many countries. You might also hear people call this ‘modern day slavery’.

Keep reading to learn about the risks to children like you and how to protect yourself.

WHAT RISKS ARE THERE?

There are three main types of human trafficking that target children:

LUCKILY, THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO KEEP YOURSELF SAFE:

Human trafficking is scary and sad to imagine, but knowing how to stay safe will help you to carry on living a free and happy life, in your home, and with the people that love and care for you.

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