Human Trafficking

Tackle Human Trafficking this Super Bowl Weekend

Your DGB for today is educate yourself on human trafficking and learn how to recognize the signs of human trafficking so you can report it.

Every year the Super Bowl brings about an increased awareness for sex trafficking in the cities hosting the Super Bowl, but the tragic reality is that human trafficking happens year round. Last year alone there were over 26,000 calls to the Human Trafficking Hotline and 7,500 human trafficking cases reported. While law enforcement agencies may see an uptick in sex trafficking during large events, the victims have typically been facing exploitation for a long time before the event occurs.

One way to help curb sex trafficking is to arrest the sex buyer, as opposed to the victim of sex trafficking. Statistics show that a staggering 15% of men have bought sex, but those men have a 1 in 100,000 chance of getting arrested for it. Increasing the punishment for purchasing sex should decrease the the amount of sex trafficking victims, because men will not want to suffer the legal and financial consequences. You can also contact your representatives and make sure they strengthen anti-human trafficking programs. Click here to contact your local representative and urge them to support the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

This Super Bowl weekend, spend some time educating yourself on sex trafficking and doing everything you can to help its victims, including contacting your representatives and educating yourself on the signs of human trafficking. If you see it, report it. 1-888-373-7888


Fight Human Trafficking with TraffickCam

Your DGB for today is to download the TraffickCam app and utilize it to document your hotel room every time you travel.

Among the horrifying statistics on commercial sexual servitude, it’s estimated that around 2 million children are exploited every year in the sex trafficking trade. Human traffickers often post photos of their victims in hotel rooms when advertising online. TraffickCam, developed by the Exchange Initiative, aims to create a database of hotel room photos that law enforcement can then use as part of their investigations.

TraffickCam is available free for Apple and Android. Once you download the app, it uses your phone’s location services to help you easily identify the hotel you’re in, asks for your room number, and provides suggestions for angles and items most useful to photograph.

You can also read more about the initiative and make reports on their website at

Do your part to make sure no one is grabbed without their consent and fight back against human trafficking.