In accordance with California Education Code section 49381, Academy of Media Arts provides the following information on human trafficking prevention resources to parents and students:
Human Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)
What is Human Trafficking?
U.S. law defines human trafficking as the use of force, fraud, or coercion to compel a person into commercial sex acts or labor or services against his or her will. The one exception involves minors and commercial sex. Inducing a minor into commercial sex is considered human trafficking regardless of the presence of force, fraud or coercion.
What is CSEC?
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) is a form of modern-day slavery that exists both in the United States, and internationally. CSEC perpetrators use violence, threats, lies, debt bondage, and other forms of coercion to force women, men and children to engage in commercial sex against their will. Under federal law, any minor under the age of 18 years induced into commercial sex is a victim of sex trafficking—regardless of whether or not the trafficker used force, fraud, or coercion.
What You Can Do
- Continue to educate yourself & others
- Help children develop & maintain good self-esteem
- Talk about healthy relationships with your children
- Know what your children are doing online
- Know where they are & who they are with (online and in real life)
- Teach your children skills for resiliency (awareness of surroundings)
- Teach them to listen to their gut
- Maintain open communication with your children