Online Child Trafficking: A Critical Domestic Problem You Probably Don’t Know About

Today, throughout urban, rural, and tribal regions of the nation, underage girls are being trafficked and sold for sex, online. They are abducted or lured by traffickers and then routinely raped, beaten into submission, and sometimes even branded. And because most children are being sold online, buyers of child sex enjoy full discretion and anonymity. Technology has rendered children more vulnerable to trafficking, exploitation, and sexual abuse imagery. But NGOs and tech companies, like Google, are harnessing technologies to protect our children, especially our most vulnerable. What are the prospects for ending these atrocities within our own borders?

Festival: 2016

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