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20 Things You Can Do To Fight Human Trafficking
NO ACT IS TOO SMALL- EVERY EFFORT MATTERS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Learn which populations are vulnerable to human trafficking: those experiencing addiction, homelessness, foster care, refugees, at-risk teens, LGBTQ+, victims of domestic or sexual violence, etc.
Report suspected child abuse or neglect to child protective services: 1-855-323-3237.
Volunteer in your community.
Stay informed on human trafficking trends from Polaris, the organization that operates the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
If you suspect human trafficking contact the Utah Attorney General’s Office Tipline at 1-801-200-3443.
Display awareness campaign posters around your workplace, school, or neighborhood.
Learn about your rights as a worker through the U.S Department of Labor.
Report suspected labor and safety violations to the U.S Department of Labor: 1-866-487-9243.
Challenge common human trafficking myths and misconceptions with facts and accurate information. (https://polarisproject.org)
Contact your elected representatives about addressing human trafficking and the needs of victims of crime. (https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials)
Become a Mentor: Offer your time and skills to mentor at-risk individuals, providing guidance and support that can prevent them from being vulnerable to human trafficking.
Encourage companies to investigate and eliminate human trafficking, forced labor, exploitation and child labor from their supply chains and to publish their efforts.
Support Ethical Practices: Be conscious of your consumption habits by promoting fair trade, ethical sourcing, and responsible tourism to reduce the demand for exploitative labor.
Protect yourself and your children online. Learn more about internet safety from Common Sense Media.
Talk to your child about using the internet safely.
Make sure all online accounts are set to private and that you know who your child's friends are on their friends list.
Monitor your child's online activity and set boundaries.
Be aware of predator grooming and watch for changes in your child's behavior.
If you don’t know someone or have only been communicating with them online, agree to meet them only in a public place and don't meet them alone.
Remember that you have the right to say no to requests for inappropriate images or if someone asks for personal information.
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