Protecting kids from human trafficking online

Published: Apr. 3, 2019 at 10:24 PM CDT
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Founder of the Stop Trafficking Project Russ Tuttle spoke at the Law Enforcement Center about social media, the online world kids are in and how it all relates to human trafficking.

Tuttle said traffickers target vulnerabilities, often through games like Fortnite and Minecraft.

He said it's not about ditching technology, but rather, gaining trust so young people come forward with concerns.

"We’re not against technology. We're pro technology,” Tuttle said. “But we need people to understand how they need to operate differently within it, especially kids, because kids are really vulnerable and extremely naive and gullible and they think they're invincible online.”

Topeka anti-human trafficking coalition, Freedom Now USA organized Tuttle's visit.