1 out of every 15 high school students surveyed had some form of exposure to human trafficking.
1 out of every 3 high schoolers were being recruited through potentially false modeling on Facebook (which is a known way for traffickers to recruit young people today!)
Middle school statistics: At least One student in each middle school class surveyed had been approached or had a friend who was approached for domestic minor sex trafficking as young as 12. 1/3 of the trafficking survivors who are coming forward in public schools are boys.
Poems for Ms. Kat written by two middle school students:
“Dear Ms. Kat,
I really appreciate you coming to my school and tell me some things that I can go and tell people that don’t know about you and trafficking. The kids of the United States can now be safe because you stood out and told someone that can make human trafficking against the law. I also appreciate you telling us your personal story about the human trafficking and labor trafficking.
“Dear Ms. Kat, You message was very helpful to me because when I’m older I will remember what you said and watch out for traffickers. Also, I would like to say that you are inspirational because you because you help others that have gone through what you have gone through. I learned that traffickers will look for people who are naive and vulnerable. What interested me the most was that traffickers trick you to get you to do something that they want you to do. I would like to thank you for taking the time to come to talk to us.