Child Sex Trafficking

Annotated Bibliography and Formal Outline
The U.S Department of Justice. Child Sex Trafficking. 28 May 2020. Web. 15 November 2020
This article defines child sex trafficking as the recruitment, shipping, or soliciting of a child intending to use them for commercial sex. Traffickers mostly target defenseless children through manipulation tactics or entice them with the promise of a better life, clothes, food, or even friendship. After establishing some false sense of trust, the trafficker will then introduce the children to prostitution and keep them in that life through constant abuse. The article also suggests that usually, the victims are strongly compelled to remain faithful to their trafficker and never trust anyone else especially law enforcement. The article also adds that the advances in technology especially the internet and mobile phones have helped the sex trafficking of children by providing opportunities for better marketing channels. Now people can use the internet to advertise and plan the meet with these children. The internet also provides traffickers with a larger market as they can reach people from all over the world exposing their victims to more danger. The article also suggests that victims of child sex trafficking are not always recognized as victims and can be arrested as prostitutes.
Save the Children. Child Trafficking: Myth vs. Fact. n.d. Web 15 November 2020.
According to this article, child trafficking can take place anywhere in the world including the United States. Out of all trafficked humans in the world, 27% of them are children, and most of them are girls. According to the United Nations, human trafficking comprises of three major features, which are the act, the means, and the purpose. The act includes the recruitment, shipping, moving, hiding, and soliciting of the children. The means include how it was done, whether it was by using force, manipulation, coercion, kidnapping, corruption, using one’s power, or exchanging money to the individual holding the child victim. The purpose includes, trafficking can be for exploitation, which involves taking advantage of other commercial workers, sexual exploitation, forcing them to work, keeping them as slaves, or removing their organs. The article also says that there is a lot of wrong information about what trafficking is all about, who are affected by it, and what child trafficking is all about. Therefore, this article came up with a number of those myths and facts of child trafficking.
UNICEF USA. Child Protection and Development: Child Trafficking. n.d. Web 15 November 2020.
According to this website, human traffickers recruit, ship, move, hide, or take children to exploit them. They can exploit them by forcing them to work in shops, construction jobs, or in people’s homes as slaves. They can also be taken to the streets to beg, in war zones as children soldiers, in farms, or the hospitality industry. Most of them are taken to brothels and strip clubs to be forced to work as commercial sex workers. Stopping all types of child trafficking is important to UNICEF. The page also suggests that to protect children from such exploitation and from becoming vulnerable to traffickers, factors like poverty and injustices have to be eliminated. People can be involved in stopping human trafficking by speaking out and advocating against this act.
Albanese, Jay. Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: What Do We Know and What Do We Do About It? U.S. Department of Justice: National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Dec. 2007.
Albanese’s article focuses attention on the commercial sexual exploitation of children also known as (CSEC). He provides information on prevention and intervention programs as well as what more can be done to prevent child sex trafficking. One considerable look into the article is the information he gives of roles in organized trafficking. This helps us to understand how the operation works and what to look for in this crime. Albanese also tells of other ways children can be exploited through way of Pornography. This article is notable for anyone who would like to educate potential victims, the public of improve parental supervision.
Walts, Katherine. An Introduction to Child Trafficking in the United States. American Bar Association, Jan. 2012.
In this article Walts’ discloses information on identifying child trafficking cases. She also provides some research on training and protocols in not only identifying child trafficking buy responding to it. The article is noteworthy in providing information on legal advocacy and protections for survivors. Walts’ also provides ongoing advocacy and information for trafficked children and their rights. This article is a great source of information for victims of child sex trafficking and survivors as well. With their input and their trafficking story they can help to defend against and protect children.
Formal Outline
1. Introduction: Trafficking children is about abducting children from their safe environments and taking advantage of their vulnerabilities to exploit them.
A. What is your hook?
Most children, both boys, and girls end up in forced labor due to human trafficking.
B. What is your thesis statement?
The Worst Forms of Child Labor categorizes trafficking as a type of slavery or actions that resemble slavery and therefore, these worst forms of child labor should be eliminated urgently.
C. Child trafficking inside countries, across borders, and continents are strongly connected with the demand for cheap and amenable labor in places and among employers where the situations are not suitable for working and the way employers treat the children is a violation of their human rights.
1. The environments are deplorable and hazardous to the health and development of children.
2. The children are exploited in the form of prostitution, forced labor, and as slaves
3. Children are constantly abused
2. Body Paragraphs
• Body Paragraph 1:
o What is your topic sentence? (relates to point 1)
There are some initiatives to help fight these types of child labor.
o What is your general example?
According to the article, UNICEF USA Child Protection and Development: Child Trafficking, coming up with initiatives that helps parents provide better for their children so that children do not have to work is necessary.
o What is/are your specific examples?
The best way to do that is to speak out, use the hashtag #EndTrafficking and tag UNICEFUSA. Also, inform the leaders about the trafficking issue.
o What is your main point and transition to the next body paragraph?
Prevent trafficking, impose laws, and fully charge traffickers.
• Body Paragraph 2
o What is your topic sentence? (relates to point 2)
All children are at risk of child trafficking.
o What is your general example?
Mostly, children with many vulnerabilities are targeted.
o What is/are your specific examples?
Children with history of child abuse, or rape are easy to manipulate.
o What is your main point and transition to the next body paragraph?
Traffickers are psychological pressure and manipulation to control their victims.
• Body Paragraph 3
o What is your topic sentence? (relates to point 3)
Child sex trafficking is a complex issue.
o What is your general example?
Not all cases of child trafficking include a specific trafficker.
o What is/are your specific examples?
Sometimes, the people buying sex from the children are the ones who exploits them.
o What is your main point and transition to the next body paragraph?
Sex trafficking has disastrous outcomes for children. (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children).
3. Conclusion:
In conclusion, most children are trafficked but not all missing children are trafficked; some choose to go voluntarily (International Labor Organization).

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