The 16 minute video, produced by CASEY, can be used for education, training, and awareness. The video features four voices of lived experience, from the local youth perspective. The viewer will learn about what sexual exploitation is; who is vulnerable; the luring and grooming process of exploiters; and warning signs of sexual exploitation.
The video is accompanied with a Discussion Guide that is appropriate for youth 12 and older, parents/guardians/caregivers, youth service workers, professionals, and the general public.
The Stonefish Project Video by Bark
In this 9 minute video a 37-year old mom goes undercover as an 11 year old girl to expose the dangers facing children and youth on social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, Tik Tok, and Kik.
The Stonefish project video can be found here.
More information about the Stonefish project and Bark can be found here.
The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline
This hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is confidential, multi-lingual, and centers the experience of the caller.
Call 1-833-900-1010 for support.
Cybertip.ca – Canada’s Tipline to Report the Online Sexual Exploitation of Children
Operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, Cybertip.ca works to protect children from online sexual exploitation by receiving and processing tips from the public about potentially illegal materials and activities regarding the online sexual exploitation of children and youth. Additionally, cybertip.ca provides resources and information to the public.
To make a report visit cybertip.ca
NeedHelpNow.ca – Canadian Website to Help Youth Involved in Peer/Self Exploitation
This website is for youth, ages 13-17, who have sent image(s)/video(s) of themselves to someone else and now it is being shared with others or posted online.
This site offers practical guidance to help youth who:
- Want their peers to stop sharing the image(s)/video(s)
- Want their image(s)/video(s) removed from the internet;
- Want help navigating/dealing with a situation that has gone too far;
- Want support/someone to talk to about their situation;
- Want information about self care and safety.
Chrysalis Anti-Human Trafficking Network
The Chrysalis Network offers a national free and confidential telephone counselling service to adults and youth who have been trafficked for the purpose of forced commercial sex or labour. They also offer on-going support to sex workers who do not identify with being trafficked or exploited.
The Chrysalis Network also offers Project Lifeline, a safe buddy system, for people doing sex work in isolation. To use Lifeline call, 1-866-528-7109, let them know when your entering and expected to leave a date. If they don’t hear back from you at the agreed upon time they will inform an emergency contact (appointed by you) and work to verify your safety.
The Chrysalis Network is LGBT friendly, and non-abolitionist.
Call 1-866-528-7109 for support or Project Lifeline.
The WOW (Warn Other Workers) Line – Local, Free, Non-Judgemental, and Anonymous
The WOW Line is a collaborative service launched by the St. John’s Status of Women Council/ The Women’s Centre and The Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre (NLSACPC). The goal is to combat violence that occurs in the lives of women and men involved in the sex industry.
The WOW Line is a 24/7 toll free number available to sex workers to share information about assaults. The caller can leave an anonymous message with as much detail as they feel comfortable sharing. Additionally, the caller can get direct support from a NLSACPC volunteer.
Call the WOW Line at 1-800-726-2743
Thrive’s Blue Door Program
The Blue Door Program is St. John’s based. It is the first program in Newfoundland and Labrador designed to support individuals exit the sex trade, sex trade activities, and/or sexually exploitive situations including sex trafficking. The program is primarily for people ages 14-29 and is inclusive of all gender identities and sexual orientations.
To find our more about Thrive’s Blue Door Program or to obtain a referral form please click here.
To find out more about CASEY and our work or to book a presentation/training about the sexual exploitation of youth, please contact Amnesty Cornelius at (709) 754-0536 ext 203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call or text (709)771-1706. This phone is checked Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:30pm.
To order posters/brochures please contact Thrive’s main office at (709) 754-0536.