4.5 million people are trapped in human trafficking globally. Many people don't even realize how bad human trafficking is in their own city/state. People as young as 14 can get tricked into being trafficked.
People can get more involved to help prevent human trafficking by watching who their kids talk to on social media. Scenario: A teen girl starts talking to a guy who will tell her that he is her age. After a while of talking, he wants to meet her. They make arrangements to meet for the first time. When she gets there, an older man is standing in front of her. The older guy asks her name, she tells him, and she asks for his name. When she realizes her mystery guy and this man have the same name, she discovers that the guy not only lied about his age, but he doesn't look like his pictures. But by then, its too late. Before she knew it, she is being thrown into his car with no way to escape, not knowing where they are going or when she will see her family again.
The 13th amendment states that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." yet, human trafficking is involuntary servitude .
12 year old Camille has learned about slavery in school, but she never thought she'd be apart of it. Camille was in the park playing and she felt like someone was watching her, but she brushed off the feeling. Out of no where, she felt a rag cover her mouth. she tried to scream but she started to get sleepy and then she passed out. when she woke up, she couldn't see anything because of the blindfold covering her eyes, and she felt her hands and ankles were cuffed. she heard people yelling out numbers, but she was very confused. she felt a breeze hit her body and she realized she was naked. She heard "200,000 going once, going twice. sold!". she knew then that she was being auctioned off but she didn't know what for.