Webinar: Addressing Human Trafficking: An Expanded Look at Online Safety
Throughout 2020, the U.S. Department of Education has conducted a webinar series to address the growing response of America’s schools to child trafficking and to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. The series draws attention to the important efforts underway in our nation’s education community to address trafficking.
In response to this webinar series, educators have expressed significant interest in learning more about human trafficking and have posed important questions. In this dynamic webinar, subject matter experts who work directly with survivors of trafficking and those who support them address questions compiled from the most recent webinar which addressed online safety. This webinar provides an opportunity for deeper discussion of topics raised by past participants and provide tips and strategies for school staff members in addressing human trafficking. The event is designed to provide administrators, teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, parents, caregivers, and students with trauma-informed and survivor-centered information to help protect students from online trafficking activity.
Speakers featured in this webinar include:
• Savannah Sanders, founder, Sex Trafficking Prevention and Lived Experience Expert;
• Erin Williamson, U.S. Programs Director at Love146; and
• Tanya Street, founder, Identifiable Me and Lived Experience Expert.
In addition, Ruth Ryder, Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, briefly shares the Department’s commitment to addressing human trafficking, including upcoming activities. Dr. Shauna Knox, the Department’s lead on human trafficking, moderates the event.