Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Victims of human trafficking can be exploited for the purpose of sexual activity, including prostitution and pornography, as well as many types of forced labor, including domestic servitude and hospitality. Traffickers lure and control their victims through use of force, fraud or coercion; using such techniques as psychological abuse, false employment offers, document holding and isolation. Women and children are the most likely victims of trafficking — sold into dangerous and abusive situations.

NCJW/Essex is committed to exposing and addressing the multiple aspects of human trafficking through public awareness, education and advocacy. We have participated in the SOAP (Save our Adolescents from Prostitution) campaign – delivering resources including free soap bars labeled with the National Human Trafficking Hotline number to area hotels –  and we are launching a poster outreach campaign.

The Anti-Human Trafficking Committee Presents:  

Protecting Children Online: Gaming, Social Media and the Dark Web 
Tuesday, November 10, 7:30 p.m.

The pandemic has created a perfect storm for online predators. Many schools are virtual. Kids are on devices nonstop. Social distancing is creating isolation and boredom. Online exploitation in New Jersey alone has increased more than 200% in the past few months.  
The question we’ve heard again and again — How can I protect my children/grandchildren when they are online all the time? 

Join us as Lt. John Pizzuro — Commander of the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force – helps families better understand the subtle methods predators use to groom children for exploitation, from a simple ‘like’ on social media to future trafficking. Learn the risks as well as the solutions to protecting children now as we learn to adapt to this “new normal.”

This event is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. Zoom information will be sent the day before the event.

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NCJW/Essex is a member of the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking. [https://www.njhumantrafficking.org]

For more information on how you can get involved, email advocacy@ncjwessex.org