Youth and Internet Safety During COVID-19

 by  Shayne Moore, MA, HDI Fellow at Humanitarian Disaster Institute, Wheaton College

Major Rachele Lamont, Territorial Coordinator for Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, The Salvation Army—Canada & Bermuda Territory

Commissioner Christine MacMillan, Chair: World Evangelical Alliance Global Human Trafficking Task Force

Ruth Thorogood, World Evangelical Alliance Global Human Trafficking Task Force

May 2020

More than ever, children and teens are using the internet and social media as the primary tool for social interaction and for school work. We may think human trafficking is not happening in our own backyards, however, with the world on the internet, the world is our backyard. It is essential that church leaders, parents, and those who work with children are informed about the realities of youth and internet safety. We must educate our communities about the tactics of traffickers online, help prevent human trafficking, and be equipped to be a part of the solu­tion in ending it.