One victim is exploited every minute.
1 million kids are exploited every year globally.
There are 200,000 slaves in the U.S.
According to the FBI, 13 is the average age of entry into porn and prostitution.
Most Runaways on the streets are recruited into prostitution within 48 hours.
Considering the fact that the average entry point is the age of 13, what do kids need to know? For those girls that are not in the streets or even runaways, they need to know that many pimps pretend to be boyfriends that are in love. Many pimps hire guys that will lure for them and those middle men might be older teens or young adults. Then of course we have Internet chat rooms and social media. It is very dangerous for kids to complain about their family on Facebook because sometimes even a woman will contact the kid pretending to care, offer to pick them up and take them to a pimp who will beat them and force them into prostitution or porn. Needless to say, agreeing to go off with a stranger is highly dangerous and you might never see the family that you’re complaining about again but you will be in a lethal, fatal environment with people that don’t care about you at all.
As stated on the news and talk shows, the kids that are forced and coerced into prostitution are made to have sex with anyone and everyone all day, putting you at risk for STDs, HIV and Aids, not to mention emotional trauma, PTSD, Depression and worsening of any mental health issues the kid already had. Your customers, the Johns might be sadistic and violent and might even kill you. It is imperative that you fight for your safety, keep your guard up and keep your eyes open at all times.
What should kids look out for? First of all, having a boyfriend at 13 is pretty young. You should be focused on your grades and your future as well as building a better relationship with your family and building a spiritual foundation for your life because you’re going to need it as you get older. Believe me. Without supernatural intervention, you will get caught up in some form of evil and you are going to need more than human help.
Things to look out for as far as trafficking: Any pressure whatsoever, coming from anyone should be discussed with your parents or your guidance counselor, a teacher or another trusted adult. I will also add the National Trafficking Hotline number at the end. They are experts about the issue and will help or guide you in the right direction.
Trust your gut! If you feel uncomfortable at all, you should be listen to that! Our bodies and Psyches let us know if something is wrong. Seek people that you can trust to talk to about it. Ask people questions, don’t be ashamed. We all have questions!!
Don’t ever rush into any major decisions. There will always be someone there if you need help and wisdom, you just have to seek it out. Do not let anyone isolate you or pressure you into doing anything you don’t want to do.
If your family is having a crisis, you can contact social services anonymously. It’s far better to have an annoying case manager at your door than a pimp!! Also, there are many very nice social workers and case managers who dedicate their lives to helping kids. They can help your family by offering services and referrals for family or individual counseling. This has helped so many families and it’s just talking to someone. Sometimes talking and sharing what we’re going through is all we need. Social workers and Caseworkers can also help your family with housing or food and these things will lessen the stress on your family as a whole, helping the situation. The National Hotline for children services is 800-635-1522. You never know, maybe that Caseworker or Social Worker went through what you are going through as well. They do not usually remove kids from their homes. They offer services for a long time before they have to resort to that and many times they will look to have you placed with family until the crisis is resolved and that is only if you are in danger.
According to Bradley Myles, CEO of the Polaris Project, the goal of the report was to identify trends, challenges and practices to respond effectively to this emerging phenomenon. “The most common methods pimps used to recruit victims was to show romantic interest by acting as a boyfriend or girlfriend or intimate partner (51 percent of cases) or posing as a benefactor and offering necessities such as food (17 percent). While the narrative of abduction is popular in the media, forced abductions only accounted for a small percent of documented trafficking situations”.
Last but not least- DO NOT DABBLE INTO THE OCCULT. THIS IS AN OPEN DOOR TO THE DARK FORCES OF THE UNIVERSE!!! This includes the ouija board and Wicca. This is witchcraft! We are not . supposed to seek our own wills, we have to see the will of God! God is love and he will never lead us astray. Trust him with your life and let him guide you through the Bible and prayer. The Bible states in Second Chronicles 33:6 “Those that consult mediums, spiritists, arouse God’s anger”. I don’t want to arouse God’s anger folks!!
Micah 5:12 “I will destroy your witchcraft and you will no longer cast spells”. Witchcraft will one day come to an end. God’s power will endure forever.
The National Hotline Trafficking number is 1-888-373-7888 and is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.