For parents & educators: FYI, I publish a weekly paper.li, "The Eyes Wide Open Dispatch: Updates in the global effort to keep our kids digitally safe." Here's the 9/27/17 edition. Hot off the press! https://paper.li/mamacrossroads/1496755822#/
Child Sex Trafficking, a Pervasive but Hidden Crime
NEW YORK—The "silent crime" of human trafficking, and especially child sex trafficking, is getting a tiny bit louder. Three bills aimed at curbing human tr
Are you talking to your teen about 'sexting'? Here's why you urgently should
Social media lawyer Emma Sadleir says parents should help their kids understand the dangers of sexting and cyber harassment.
Emotional Poverty and Sex Trafficking: Connecting the Dots
It was “emotional poverty” that made me vulnerable to sex trafficking. I didn’t fit in and I yearned to blend into the black culture.
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking is a Form of Child Abuse - Shared Hope International
Nine states are working on laws this year to ensure that the definition of child abuse includes the crime of child sex trafficking. You can take action to support these bills! See the list of those 9 states below.
Florida police arrest 277, including cops and doctors, in sex sting
Florida police arrested 277 people -- including doctors, cops and pharmacists -- during a weeklong undercover sex sting operation.
My Child Is Obsessed With THAT Video Game: Navigating Media and Fan Culture - Educate Empower Kids
With video games and fan culture—just like everything else in parenting—it always comes back to the relationship we have with our kids.
Book Review: The Gift Of Fear - Predicting Violent Relationships - Gavin De Becker
From predicting whether an abusive relationship might end in homicide. To the strategies predators use to lure their victims. Women need to read this book
More than 1,000 arrests in sex trafficking operation
by: Nicole Chavez, CNN
A pastor, a state trooper and a convicted sex offender were among 1,000 people arrested in a monthlong period trying to sell or buy sex across the country. The arrests were part of the National Johns Suppression Initiative, a series of stings aimed at reducing sex trafficking in the United States.
UN News - 'Act now' to help and protect trafficking victims, UN urges on World Day against the scourge
Criminal groups feed off the instability created by conflicts, and as links between wars, trafficking and migrant smuggling become more widely known, the United Nations is calling on the international community to act now to help and protect trafficking victims and to end this crime forever. <P>