Think it’s only girls who are trafficked for sex? While the majority of victims are female, boys can also fall prey to sexual exploitation. By some estimates, 1 in 10 victims of sexual exploitation is male.
Since a grooming process is usually a critical piece of a trafficker’s strategy, teaching kids to spot warning signs is huge. Being inclusive in how we talk about victims can also help, as it reduces the stigma of boys and men coming forward.
(Start the video below at the 13 second mark)