Child Sex TraffickingSurvivors
January 22, 2018

Saving Innocence: Crisis Response and Support for Children

Those working on the front lines of trafficking are working hard to provide survivors with much needed resources to aid in recovery. In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, we are elevating their voices to draw attention to the incredible…
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PreventionSurvivors
January 17, 2018

My Life My Choice: Survivor-Led Prevention

The following post was written by Susan Alves, My Life My Choice Senior Survivor Mentor and Amy Corbett, LMHC, My Life My Choice Director of Prevention. Since 2002, My Life My Choice has worked to end child sexual exploitation through…
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Child Sex TraffickingSurvivors
January 11, 2018

Survivor Insight is Invaluable to the Fight Against Trafficking

I have always found it inspiring to meet survivors. Their experiences, their challenges, their strength and their will to overcome inspire me to be a better person and to fight for justice in this world. That’s why here at Thorn…
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Child Sex TraffickingSurvivors
January 2, 2018

Rebecca Bender: I was trafficked in plain sight

During Human Trafficking Awareness Month, we’re giving a voice to survivors and those working on the front lines of trafficking. While we’re proud of the results of our tools to identify victims faster, we know that the issue doesn’t end…
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Sextortion
October 31, 2017

How To Know If You’re A Target Of Sextortion – And What You Can Do About It

The following post is written by Stacy Jeleniewski, PhD, Senior Research Specialist at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Since 1984, NCMEC has served as the national clearinghouse and resource center for families, victims, private organizations, law…
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NewsPartners
October 19, 2017

Pope Francis Leads Historic Event to Fight Child Sexual Abuse

I was walking through Saint Peter’s Square in Vatican City, still in disbelief that I was attending this historic event. Along with 150 representatives from leading organizations, institutions, and governments, I was presenting Pope Francis with the “Declaration of Rome.”…
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Sextortion
October 4, 2017

I am a victim of revenge pornography, and this is my story.

The following post is written by Chrissy Chambers. She became the first person to seek damages and the criminal prosecution in England of a former partner for posting revenge pornography on the internet. Chrissy continues to share her story, advocate…
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Sextortion
October 3, 2017

Standing Up To Sextortion: What You Can Do

Sextortion scares me. When we launched our sextortion research survey last year, the number of responses from individuals who have experienced sextortion was shocking. Learning what victims went through was heartbreaking. I believe the internet is used by mostly good…
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Sextortion
October 3, 2017

Teens and Sextortion: What Online Safety Teams Want You to Know

Safety teams at social media companies are working hard to ensure that you know the options when it comes to your online experience. Not only can they point you to tools to help you report abusive content, they can also…
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Sextortion
October 3, 2017

Sextortion: I Want People to Remember My Story

The following post is written by Ashley Reynolds. She has spoken about her story in several states and was invited by the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to help spread the word about sextortion.…
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