THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD FROM SEX TRAFFICKING:
MONITOR YOUR STUDENT'S ONLINE ACCOUNTS, ACTIVITY, AND FRIENDS.
SET A HIGH STANDARD OF “LOVE” WITHIN YOUR HOME.
DISABLE GEOTAGGING ON YOUR SMART DEVICES.
Did you know that every photo you take with your smart device stores a GPS coordinate?
Geotagging comes as a Camera app feature that is available on almost all smartphones. It will add the location where the photos are taken along with data and time stamps and embed it within the photo. This, combined with the ability to share photos online so easily, can result in a huge privacy breach.
HOW TO DISABLE THIS FEATURE:
IPHONE: Open Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Scroll down to Camera and select “Never” or turn off
ANDROID: Open the Camera > Tap on Settings > Scroll down until you see Geo/Location Tags > Disable
WINDOWS: Open Settings > Swipe from the right screen to the left to open Application Settings > Scroll down until you see a settings entry for Photos +Camera > Uncheck “include location info in pictures I take”
ARTICLES AND RESOURCES
Talking to Your Kids About Touchy Subjects, Craig Gross
How to Talk to your Children About Human Trafficking (PDF Download), TrustAZ.org
Conversation with my Daughter About Human Trafficking
Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept, Jayneen Sanders
NetSmartz, produced by National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Quest: Parenting in a Sexualized Culture, PureHope Foundation
KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILD IS GOING AND WHO THEY ARE WITH.