My Friends Are Not For Sale
WHAT IS THE ISSUE?
My friends are being targeted, groomed, and exploited by people who see them as nothing more than products to be sold. My Friends Are Not For Sale!
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?
Have you noticed recent changes in behavior from your friend? Are they showing any of the following signs:
Extreme fatigue or withdrawal
Difficulty in school
Signs of abuse, addiction, or hunger
Excessive absence from school
Excessive time spent texting with someone who isn't known to your friend group
New phone and/or other expensive things like clothes or jewelry
Older boyfriend or person in their life suddenly showering them with attention
These can be signs of exploitation and should not go unnoticed.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
First, tell your friends that you’ve got their back. Let them know that you are here for them. They don’t have to trade their bodies for acceptance, money, or reputation.
Second, tell a trusted teacher, coach, or counselor about your concerns. Don't worry about getting your friend in trouble. It is better to be safe.
Use your voice and influence to bring more education to your school. Tell your Student Body leadership that you want to raise awareness regarding sexual exploitation.
Send us an email, we can support you while you reach out to your Student Body and teachers.