You’ll know there are lots of ‘social networking’ websites and mobile apps that people use to chat, comment, share pictures and game with their friends.You probably also know that for most of these sites, like Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr or Twitter, you need to be at least 13 years old to sign up.The latest battlefront in sex trafficking isnt on the streets or in a massage parlor, but on social media.Young girls are lured by sex traffickers who contact them on social-media sites such as Facebook by using a few taps of the keyboard on a laptop computer, a tablet or a cellphone. It can do downhill for a 14-year-old pretty fast, he said.Herbert was joined at the forum by Attorney General Mike De Wine and Michelle Hannan, director of professional and community services for the Salvation Army, an organization that has long been involved in helping human-trafficking victims.A study released last year estimated that at least 1,000 juveniles are being trafficked in Ohio, and thousands more are at risk.If you’re already using social networks, make sure you know what the risks are and what you can do to be safer. This means that whatever you say stays between you and Child Line.Social networking lets people share loads of information about who they are and what they like doing – with lots of different people. Here are 5 things that can go wrong: If you're worried about something that's been shared or said on a social network you might be able to report it to the website. They would only need to tell someone else if: Call them on 0800 1111. You can also visit to speak to a counsellor online.
If you’re under 13 you shouldn’t be using them – you’ll be breaking their rules and could be putting yourself at risk.
Furthermore, they may result in convictions of individuals who may never have abused a child, ultimately presenting a dilemma to treatment-providers.
- It is unlawful for a sex offender who is registered in accordance with Article 27A of Chapter 14 of the General Statutes to access a commercial social networking Web site where the sex offender knows that the site permits minor children to become members or to create or maintain personal Web pages on the commercial social networking Web site.(3) Allows users to create Web pages or personal profiles that contain information such as the name or nickname of the user, photographs placed on the personal Web page by the user, other personal information about the user, and links to other personal Web pages on the commercial social networking Web site of friends or associates of the user that may be accessed by other users or visitors to the Web site.(d) Jurisdiction.
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There are lots of young people talking about everything from sex and relationships to sport and fashion.