Human trafficking is modern day slavery. It is the practice of using force fraud or coercion to exploit people through labor and commercial sex. You can help your child and other children in your community help feel empowered to protect themselves from exploitation, and know that they can come to you with their concerns, vulnerabilities and experiences. Victims of trafficking and exploitation are not a number. They are not a statistic. They are individuals—young girls and boys, as well as adults of all social and economic backgrounds. It’s possible you may have come across a child at risk of exploitation at some point in your life and not know it. In the most unfortunate of circumstances, the victim may be your own child. The resources here include information to help you understand the reality of human trafficking and exploitation, and most importantly, what you can do as a parent/caregiver to safeguard your children and others in your community.