Recommendations to avoid becoming a victim of human trafficking

Trafficking in persons is a crime that uses the victims to be exploited in pornography, prostitution, occupationally or abused in other ways. We can all be victims, but are more vulnerable women, girls, children and adolescents, as well as migrants.

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Recommendations to avoid being victims of human trafficking:

  • In your social networking profiles never post personal information, such as your full name, address, telephone number, or other people that you know or share photos of friends and family, or any information about you publicly.
  • Limited access to your information only to the people closest to you, do not use networks to meet people because it can be very dangerous.
  • Distrusts of ads or people offering very attractive jobs, especially if the work is outside of the city where you live, even if they ask you to take photos in a swimsuit or scantily clad.
  • Never go alone or only to job interviews, ask a family member or friend to go with you.
  • Stay away from people who addressed you on the street to meet you.
  • If you receive messages that seek to seduce you, excite you, threaten you, blackmail you, intimidate you, or with the promise to give you things that you like, talk about it with someone of your trust, preferably with your parents or teachers or professors.
  • If the safety politics of the place allows it to you, reports all kinds of abuse when there is a threat or someone express comments that inconvenienced you, not only will help you, but will protect other people who surf.
  • Never talk to strangers on the Internet, much less to activate your webcam with them.
  • Flirt online with strangers can have serious consequences, since some lie and can pose as people of your age, you can never really know with whom you are dealing.
  • Never share pictures with little clothing or in intimate situations with anyone.
  • Preserves messages, emails and all improper information, (as phrases or offensive images) will be used where it is necessary to report to the authorities.
  • Do not allow access or accept friend invitations from strangers, although it is presented as the school, of a club or sports equipment to which you belong or friends of relatives.
  • Never share information that can be used to identify you or reach you outside of the Internet, for example, the places you frequent, day and time you do, the times when you are at home or times when you stay alone.
  • Create strong passwords: it’s must have at least eight characters; contain uppercase and lowercase letters, symbols and punctuation marks; create it with base in a phrase that you can remember easily, and change it frequently.
  • If when you’re online you’re feeling threatened or threatened by any person or bothers something to show you on the screen, it is necessary to tell a person with whom you have confidence to denounce this to the authorities.