The Strongsville Rotary Club, in cooperation with the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking, will host a free
community forum about protecting children from Internet predators.
Protecting our children: What Internet predators don't want you to know – Rotary's
Second Community Forum on Human Trafficking, will be held on Tuesday, October 16,
at 6:30 p.m., at Strongsville Middle School.
Social media sites - accessible to any child with a cell phone - have become the main
recruiting tools for child sex traffickers, the National Center for Missing and Exploited
The forum will feature a panel of experts who will discuss ways to avoid online dangers.
Last year, 376 cases of human trafficking in Ohio alone were reported to the National
Human Trafficking Hotline (888-373-7888), identifying 509 victims and 228
traffickers. Of the total reported, 84 percent involved sex trafficking. Nationwide, almost
8,800 cases were reported to the hotline – and nobody knows how many cases continue
to go unreported.
Last November, more than 200 people attended the Strongsville Rotary's first
community forum on human trafficking.
The free public forum will be held on Tuesday, October 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at
Strongsville Middle School, 13200 Pearl Road, Strongsville, Ohio 44136. For more
information, contact Jeff Ellis (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Ken McEntee