Dear Life Academy Students, Staff and Families:
We are writing to you because we want to address the topic of child sex trafficking. Child sex trafficking is a big issue in the U.S.A, because there are millions of kids being abducted and sold to others. Child sex trafficking is caused because there are youth who are not able to have the correct and needed resources to take care of themselves and were not fully aware of their surrounding so they end up getting targeted by pimp that want to get children to sell their bodies in order for them to profit off of them.
The issue we are addressing in this letter is the problem of child sex trafficking. We feel the cause of this issue was because a lot of kids our age have family problems and some get kicked out of there home and have nowhere to go. Some decide to become sex workers because they need money. In an article written Nicole a young woman states, “¨She agreed, fearing she had no choice. “Where was I going to go?” said Nicole, now 17 and living here, just down the Interstate from Medford. That first exchange of money for sex led to a downward spiral of prostitution that lasted for 14 months, until she escaped last year from a pimp who she said often locked her in his garage apartment for months¨(IAN URBINA). This shows that there are many runaways they have been victims of child sex trafficking. There are many people that don’t get to express their story. This need to be put out there because they want to be heard and should be heard and speak to the teens that are having problems and think about running away and alert them of the possibilities to be trafficked.If these young women speak out there would more likely be a lot more awareness and be a lot more young woman who don’t get caught upor tricked into child sex trafficking.
For our week of change we will have allies people who will support us , who were either victims of children sex trafficking themselves or have seen it happen before. Also, the people who stand with the victims who come as a form of support.
Our opponents will be rapist, pimps, kidnappers, childmolesters,, and other people who engage in this horrible, inhumane process. With having these allies we may be able to enlighten them and others around them in order to bring to light the fact that Child Sex Trafficking is a big deal.
We will start by informing people by starting a instagram account about child trafficking and informing them. We will be posting facts and links so people could go see how child trafficking is happening on daily bases. Also start Hashtags, so it will be world wide and everyone who support us will be able to spread the word. At school we will ask for permission to use chalk and write down facts and our hashtag around the school so people could see our moment. This is a movement that will be adding a small drop to the penny, everyone and every movement starts off small. It is just a beginning of our movement. When we get noticed and people start using our hashtag that means we are making a bigger move.
We are confident on our instagram account because we know as soon as someone who or who has alot of followers or someone who is against child sex trafficking they will give us a shout out and gain us and it will help spread the hashtag and support our movement are supporting our move. We will also be using chalk and writing out stats on child sex trafficking each day in order to bring awareness to our school campus. Were going to be putting up pictures and posting facts around school campus as well. Alison will be tweeting, and the rest of us posting up pictures using our hashtag.
Daniel, Jildardo, and Alison
“What Are the Statistics on Human Trafficking of Children?” Ark of Hope for Children, arkofhopeforchildren.org/child-trafficking/child-trafficking-statistics.
This website has accurate stats in which are up to date. This is not a biased website which can make this source trustworthy. This source is credible because not only do they have accurate statistics but they are giving information to inform and not change points of view.
Urbina, Ian. “For Runaways, Sex Buys Survival.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 27 Oct. 2009, www.nytimes.com/2009/10/27/us/27runaways.html.
This article was published on the New York Times. This is a very trustworthy article to get information, and it has real survales who have been through sex trafficking. They share their story to the world and need to be heard.Tags: childrensextrafficing endsextrafficing Life Academy of Health and Bioscience nomorechildrensextrafficing supportthemovement