Prevent Child Sex Trafficking: Train WV Teachers

Prevent Child Sex Trafficking: Train WV Teachers

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Barry Holstein started this petition to West Virginia Department of Education and

Child trafficking victims, whether trafficked for labor or sex, come from all backgrounds and include both boys and girls. Sex trafficking victims have been reported as being up to roughly 25 years old, more often being as young as 12 years old .... Middle School! 

Children are vulnerable to kidnappers, pimps, and professional brokers. Some children are even sold to traffickers by their families, who may or may not have an understanding of what will happen to their child. In WV sex trafficking cases, parents are usually selling sex with their child for drugs or money for drugs.

Trafficking victims come from every racial group and socio-economic background. No child is safe. For a great example of how this can happen, watch the movie, "8 Days", free on Amazon Prime and other streaming services.

To help prevent the sex trafficking of our children, knowledge of the signs, prevention techniques, and reporting procedures are vital steps. Since our teachers frequently spend more time with children than anyone else, shouldn't we train our teachers?  Isn't it important to protect our children?

By signing this petition, you are adding your name to a list of great West Virginians who are taking a stand for our most vulnerable population, our children. 

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