Tips for Preventing and Protecting Children from Human Trafficking

5 Parenting Tips To Prevent And Protect Children

As parents, the sessions in May presented an opportunity to ask questions and to arm yourself with ways to prevent and protect children against human trafficking:

1. Open Communication: Foster open and honest communication with your children. Encourage them to share their thoughts, experiences, and concerns with you without fear of judgment. Create a safe space where they feel comfortable discussing any issues they may encounter.

2. Educate and Empower: Educate your children about the dangers of human trafficking. Teach them about the tactics used by traffickers and how to recognize warning signs. Empower them with knowledge and skills to protect themselves and make safe choices.

3. Monitor Online Activity: Be vigilant about your children’s online activities. Monitor their online interactions, social media usage, and gaming platforms. Teach them about online safety, privacy settings, and the risks of sharing personal information with strangers.

4. Build Strong Relationships: Build strong relationships with your children based on trust, respect, and support. Stay involved in their lives, activities, and relationships. Encourage positive friendships and connections with trusted adults who can provide guidance and support.

5. Establish Safety Plans: Create safety plans with your children for different situations, including what to do if they feel uncomfortable, threatened, or in danger. Teach them how to seek help, who to contact in emergencies, and how to recognize safe places and trusted individuals.

By following these tips, parents can take proactive steps to protect their children against the dangers of human trafficking and empower them to stay safe and secure in their environments. 


If you know of someone in a situation that has put them in danger, seek help, further resources can be found at https://www.endsextrafficking.ca/  Or  https://www.canadianhumantraffickinghotline.ca/

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