New seminar available: Studying the Impact of the Internet and Social Media on Sex Trafficking

Presented by Dr. Nicole Bryan, Director of CSR Initiatives with the Runaway & Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC), a new web seminar is available called “Studying the Impact of the Internet and Social Media on Sex Trafficking.

Objectives in this webinar are to show:

  • Runaway and homeless youth agencies represent the front line, face real challenges, offer opportunities to build trust, are uniquely positioned to facilitate dialogue, have important ground-truth to contribute, possess varying capacities and knowledge sets, and require a seat at the table in resource planning, research and engagement.
  • The relationship between sex trafficking and technology is far from transparent.  Attention to detail and listening-to-understand is critical.   Sex trafficking is not new yet new forms of technology-facilitated exploitation are emerging.  Dynamic adaptation and inclusion are critical.
  • Youth-inclusive, evidence-based approaches, sensitive to nuance and agile enough to embrace different iterations, offer advantages over fear-based policy.  Holistic responses that address interdependencies, embrace well-being, are mindful of unintended consequences and the dangers of moral hazard and moral panic, offer prudent alternatives to zero-tolerance policy and zero-sum, one-size-fits-all thinking.

To access the pretest and webinar, please click on the following link:


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