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Human Trafficking: What grandparents and your grandkids need to know

Florida Weekly, July 5, 2017

Violence in the media and dangers of the internet and social media impact kids in ways we never imagined. But one thing hasn’t changed. Young people need to learn how to protect themselves and to recognize dangers in their world.

Human trafficking is a local issue and many of its victims are young girls and boys between the ages of 11 and 14. Traffickers look for easy victims.

Parents and grandparents can help teach them how to protect themselves.

On Monday, July 17, Friends of the Fort Myers Library hosts a program about Human Trafficking and what adults, children and teens need to know to avoid becoming victims.

The presenter, Nola Theiss, is founder and executive director of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships.

She served as the founding chair of the Lee County Human Trafficking Task Force and has spoken on human trafficking to local schools, community groups and professional organizations throughout Florida and internationally.

Children and teens are welcome. The program is free and will be held in the meeting rooms of Fort Myers Library, 1631 Lee Street at 6:30 pm.

Registration is required: http://bit.ly/FML717