Diary of an Overcomer Podcast

Keep Your Children Safe From Human Trafficking

January 22, 2022 Andrew Dawson Season 2 Episode 1
Diary of an Overcomer Podcast
Keep Your Children Safe From Human Trafficking
Show Notes

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and since Shepherd's Gate has helped victims of human trafficking we wanted to talk about what human trafficking is, some of the misconceptions about it and how to keep your kids safe on the internet from it. Yep, human trafficking happens here in the US and one of the targets is vulnerable kids on social media. Our guest today is Andrew Dawson and we are so excited to welcome him to the podcast!

Andrew works with F.R.E.E. International leading street outreach and operations in Las Vegas NV. F.RE.E. International is a collaborative network of organizations working to end trafficking in the U.S. 

Andrew is also a presenter with Say Something School Assemblies. SSA is a non-profit organization that educates and inspires thousands of students each year to identify trafficking and sexual exploitation in their schools. Andrew and the amazing SSA team has seen hundreds of students get help. 

Andrew is also the CEO/Founder of Operation For Freedom. A non-profit focused on investigation, intervention, and advocacy for those who are the most vulnerable and at-risk of being trafficked. 

​His work has carried him around the U.S. and Mexico working on rescue operations, missing kid searches, investigations, speaking in schools, and training those who want to find their place in the fight against this horrendous crime.   

Bark- keep your kids safe online

Human Trafficking Hotline-Call 1-888-373-7888 ( TTY: 711)|*Text 233733

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