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By Allayana Darrow
The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Pandemic may worsen trafficking

 


SHERIDAN — Sex trafficking may not be the first danger that comes to mind when considering the impact of COVID-19 on individual communities, but the two are inextricably linked, according to Alexandra Stevenson, co-founder of the human trafficking prevention nonprofit Uprising.

Uprising launched a new campaign for the month of May to encourage open conversation between parents and children about online safety as children spend significantly more time on devices at home.

Stress, emotional challenges and financial insecurity are vulnerabilities predators know to exploit when grooming a vi...



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