Child Exploitation Resources for the K-12 Community
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS); U.S. Department of Education (ED); U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Child exploitation is an issue that can affect youth of any age, race, geographic location, or socioeconomic status, and victimization can take place directly on school grounds as well as through online or social media platforms. Schools, however, are uniquely positioned to support students facing exploitation. Educators, administrators, and other staff play an important role in identifying and reporting suspected cases, building a protective and positive school environment, supporting children impacted by exploitation and connecting them to critical services, and raising awareness of the issue among students and parents.
This infographic from SchoolSafety.gov provides a high-level overview of the issue of child exploitation and highlights a sampling of resource available on the site’s Child Exploitation topic page.