Located in Vancouver, BC and servicing across the province, SEE provides prevention education workshops and trainings on sexual exploitation and human trafficking to front line workers, teachers, school counselors, youth, parents, and social service providers in addition to presentations for conferences and Pro-D days.
With experience speaking to the topic, SEE can speak at your conference or event on a wide range of topics relating to sexual exploitation. Front line staff training can also be provided to social service providers and can be tailored to meet their needs.
With an interactive and engaging approach, SEE has innovative workshops tailored to meet your needs. SEE presents to youth, teachers, counselors, social service providers, parents, and more. SEE presents at Pro D days, to DPAC parent meetings, social justice classes, service provider meetings, and other events.
SEE works with school districts, law enforcement agencies, health authorities, app developers, HR departments and more to address how sexual exploitation, sexual assault, and online exploitation can be prevented and how to serve the needs of children and youth affected by these matters.
Sexual exploitation involves someone under the age of 18 exchanging a sexual act for something in return. A sexual act can be exchanged for money, food, shelter, protection, love, acceptance, popularity, and anything else.
Some forms of sexual exploitation:
>pressure to send naked images
>pressure to engage in sexual acts at parties
>forced prostitution by pimps boyfriending or befriending youth
>sugar daddy/sugar baby relationships
>pressure to engage in sexual acts through online predators
>selling of sex by girlfriends of gang members
Sexual exploitation is the most common form of human trafficking globally
100,000 to 300,000 children and youth in North America are sexually exploited each year
The average age someone is sexually exploited in Canada is 12-14 years of age
Pimps, who buy and sell people for sex, groom children under the age of 18 by friending or boyfriending them, creating a debt, and forcing them into prostitution
Pimps range from 13-34 years of age in Canada
One-third of sexual offences against children and youth are committed by another youth
Over 90% of grooming into sexual exploitation happens online
Child sexual abuse images have increased by 233% in the last 10 years
Internet Watch Foundation found that Canada is 3rd globally for hosting child pornography on the internet