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BETWEEN 100,000 AND 300,000 YOUTH ARE SEXUALLY EXPLOITED IN NORTH AMERICA EVERY YEAR Our program 49% OF TEENS THAT POST PHOTOS ONLINE REPORT BEING CONTACTED BY A STRANGER. Our program 4,000,000 CHILDREN ARE POSTING CONTENT TO THE WEB EVERY DAY. Our program 1 IN 10 YOUTH GAVE PERSONAL INFORMATION OUT TO STRANGERS. Our program 1 IN 5 YOUTH AGED 10-17 YEARS HAVE BEEN SOLICITED SEXUALLY ONLINE. Our program 75% OF YOUTH WHO RECEIVED AN ONLINE SEXUAL SOLICITATION DID NOT TELL A PARENT. Our program 76% OF PARENTS DON'T HAVE RULES ABOUT WHAT THEIR KIDS CAN DO ON THE COMPUTER. Our program 13 IS THE AVERAGE AGE THAT CHILDREN REPORTED THEIR FIRST EXPERIENCE OF BEING EXPLOITED THROUGH THE SEX TRADE. Our program SEXUAL EXPLOITATION CAN AFFECT ANY YOUNG PERSON, REGARDLESS OF THEIR AGE, ABILITY, ETHNICITY, GENDER, RELIGION, INCOME, GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION, OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION. Our program CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN B.C. ARE EXCHANGING SEXUAL ACTS AND IMAGES FOR CONSIDERATIONS SUCH AS A RIDE, POPULARITY, DRUGS AND SHELTER, AND DO NOT ALWAYS IDENTIFY THIS AS A FORM OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION. Our program VANCOUVER HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A DESTINATION FOR TRAVELING SEX OFFENDERS WHO PREDOMINANTLY ORIGINATE FROM THE U.S. Our program SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN HAS BECOME LESS VISIBLE ON THE STREET, BUT ONLINE EXPLOITATION HAS EXPLODED IN RECENT YEARS Our program




PREDATOR WATCH IS AN INITIATIVE OF CHILDREN OF THE STREET SOCIETY, WHOSE MISSION IS TO TAKE A PROACTIVE APPROACH AGAINST CHILD AND YOUTH SEXUAL EXPLOITATION WHILE OFFERING SUPPORT TO THE FAMILIES AFFECTED. THE SOCIETY’S VISION IS A WORLD WHERE CHILDREN AND YOUTH ARE SAFE AND FREE FROM ALL FORMS OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.
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