Children are exploring the world and themselves through their phones, tablets, computers, and the communities they are building online.
We know the Internet has made it easier to access and abuse children. We also know that the Internet has made it easier for abusers to find children or abusive content. This is an invisible emergency.
That’s why we’re here.
And it’s why we need your help. As a community, we need to keep learning about the complexities of the issue, share what we know, and support each other as we work toward building a world where every child can be a kid.
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Defense With A Purpose partners with THORN to help stop the fight against Human Trafficking.
Recently the issue of child sex trafficking (CST) has received broad attention online, in many cases exposing a new audience to a very difficult topic.
As an organization working in this space, we know how tough it is to think of vulnerable children becoming victims of crimes involving sexual exploitation. We feel that pain, and that urgency to act, every day.
We also know that defending children from CST and disrupting the cycle of trafficking is a complicated, multi-pronged effort that requires a robust ecosystem involving NGOs, law enforcement, tech, public policy, and much more. Everyone is activated when they hear deeply upsetting stories involving CST, and it is debilitating to hear the stories without having the tools to help in the ways that we desperately want to.
By looking at evidence-based research and applying Thorn’s near-decade of experience working at the intersection of CST and technology, there are many ways we can harness the energy behind current conversations to actually fight to traffic and defend children.
Learning what is true about CST can help us better understand, talk about, and address the issue. It will give you the tools to be an advocate in your social circles and put energy into helping the most vulnerable children.
When we know what we are up against, we can build the right solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives.
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