According to a study by The University of Toledo in Ohio, sex traffickers are increasingly using the internet, specifically social media, to recruit and sell adolescents. The study found that traffickers are able to exploit the teens even without ever meeting face to face. Usually, traffickers are preying on vulnerable young teens—usually girls. Through 16 case studies, the report found that most traffickers first start by studying what a teen posts on sites like Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram.
America’s Sex Education: How We Are Failing Our Students
Become a Family Nurse Practitioner. Apply by January 22 to join our May cohort. When only 13 states in the nation require sex education to be medically accurate, a lot is left up to interpretation in teenage health literacy. Of course many young students pick up sexual health information from sources other than school — parents, peers, medical professionals, social media and pop culture. However, public schools are the best opportunity for adolescents to access formal information.