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What is Human Trafficking?

According to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), human trafficking is any time in which a person performs a commercial; sex or labor act induced by force, fraud, coercion (or) in which the person performing the act is under the age of 18.

The Scope of Human Trafficking

“There is no single profile for human trafficking victims; trafficking occurs to adults and minors in rural, suburban, and urban communities across the country. Victims of human trafficking have diverse socio-economic backgrounds, varied levels of education, and may be documented and undocumented.” – The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

Downloadable Resources: Signs of Human Trafficking & Reporting Methods

  • Red Flags: Signs of Human Trafficking, courtesy of The Salvation Army & Central Ohio Rescue & Restore Coalition, CORRC  (HERE)
  • Identification of and Safe Reporting Methods for Human Trafficking (HERE)
  • The Scope of Human Trafficking (HERE)

Suggested Readings: (Parental Discretion Advised)

  • For Ages 5-9:
    Staying Safe on the Playground by Lucia Raatma (First Facts books)
    Staying Safe Around Strangers by Lucia Raatma
    What If a Stranger Approached You? by Anara Guard (Danger Zone series)

    For Ages 10-14:
    Know the Facts About Personal Safety by Judith Anderson
    Growing up: Inside and Out by Kira Vermond
    Skink, No Surrender by Carl Hiassen (Fiction)

    For Ages 10-14: (About girls, specifically)
    A Smart Girl’s Guide to Staying Home Alone by Dottie Raymer
    Digital Safety Smarts: Preventing Cyber-bulling by Mary Lindeen

    Doable: The Girl’s Guide to Accomplishing Just about Anything by Deborah Reber

    For Ages 13-24:
    What Am I Wearing? by Kelsey Timmerman (Labor Trafficking: Who made your clothing?)
    Renting Lacey by Linda Smith & Cindy Coloma

    For Ages 15-18:
    In Love and Danger: a Teen’s Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships by Barrie
    Sexual Assault: The Ultimate Teen Guide by Olivia Ghafoerkhan Levy
    Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (Fiction)

    For Ages 18-24:
    Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion by George J Thompson
    Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Feelings Betray Us by Mary Ellen O’Toole
    Fight Like a Girl…and Win by Lori Hartman Gervasi
    Stolen by Katariina Rosenblatt & Cecil Murphey
    Out of the Darkness by Eric A. Shelman
    Rescuing Hope by Susan Norris
    White Umbrella by Mary Frances Bowley
    Unshackled by Janie Burkett

Suggested Films: (Parental Discretion Advised)

  • For Ages 13-24: (Documentaries)
    Shadow on the Heartland

  • For Ages 13-24: (Drama)

  • For Ages 15-24: (Documentaries)
    Not My Life
    Very Young Girls
    Chosen (Shared Hope International)
    Kidnapped Cousins (Domestic Human Trafficking – Toledo)
    Child Sex Trafficking on the Internet – Selling the Girl Next Door
    Not in My Backyard — undetected Human Trafficking in the United States.
    (This film examines anti- trafficking laws and punishment, and the need for greater legislation.)

  • For Ages 16-24: (Documentaries)
    Sex and Money

  • For Ages 19-24: (Documentaries)
    In Plain Sight

Short Videos: examples for ages 10-24

(Parental Discretion Advised)

Human Trafficking- Hidden Labour Exploitation (For Ages 18-24)

Remember: YOUR youth video/ film submissions may NOT contain profanity, nudity, or violence.

Suggested Websites:

(Parental Discretion Advised)


Video/Film Making Resources:


Video/Film Making Resources: (Article)


Smartphone Video Resources:

Top 5 Tips to Shoot Incredible Video with a Smartphone! (HERE)

How To Get Cinematic on a Cell Phone (Presentation more appropriate for H.S. age kids) (HERE) 

15 ways to improve iPhone videography with FiLMiC Pro (HERE)

TECH TALK resources— Cheap & DIY Video Lighting Collab with The Sorry Girls! | TECH TALK (HERE)

How to Record Audio for Youtube Videos (HERE)

How to Build Your Own Home Studio (HERE)

What I Use to Record Audio (HERE)

Editing on iPhone or iPad (HERE)

Voice recording on iPhone or iPad (HERE)

Editing on Android: Viva Video (HERE)

WeVideo (HERE)

VideoShow (HERE)

InShot (HERE)

Voice recording on Android: Voice Recorder (HERE)

How to Make a Public Service Announcement (PSA) :

How to Create the Perfect Public Service Announcement (HERE)

Ad Council website for sample PSA’s& description of what a PSA is: (HERE)
Making a PSA (HERE)
Here is a website specifically for kids/teens & “how to” for instructor to direct activity  (HERE)  (HERE)  
Video description: (HERE)  

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