BENEFITING: Prevent Human Trafficking
Traffickers use technology every day to outsmart law enforcement, non-profit organizations, government agencies and concerned citizens around the world. Human trafficking cannot be prevented without a well developed electronic reporting system that can be used by everyday people - including youth. Youth are often among the first to hear about suspected or actual trafficking situations. They are uniquely positioned to help report because few will suspect them. We want to make it easy for everyday youth to join the movement to report and prevent human trafficking using a device with which they are totally comfortable. We will teach Thai youth to report suspected human trafficking activities via SMS alerts from their cell phones to the R3 system. Reports will be authenticated by unique reporter codes, and routed to the nearest adult multi-disciplinary team or trusted enforcement agents who investigate the incident in real time.