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Locker Slam!

To raise awareness during Human Trafficking Prevention Month, each January we invite schools across New Jersey to engage in conversations about human trafficking, how to prevent it, and how to ensure the health and safety of every student in the state and beyond. We give students magnets to place on their lockers and encourage them to speak out online using the hashtag #studentsforfreedom.

Locker Slam! 2.0 – Virtual Learning Edition

Across the nation, students are participating in virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, increased screen time and feelings of isolation during virtual learning greatly raises the risk of online exploitation of students by predators who are prowling the Internet seeking to establish connections with young people through online games, social media, and messaging apps.

Between March 1 and May 23, 2020, the NJ Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received 2,380 reports from the National Center of Missing & Exploited Children—up from 760 reports in 2019 during the same time period—marking more than a 200% increase. Nationally, the National Center For Missing & Exploited Children experienced a shocking 126% increase in Cyber Tipline reports— from 745,391 in May 2019 to 1,688,109 in May 2020.

Locker Slam 2.0 is designed to provide students and teachers with the opportunity to raise awareness in their school or college communities of online grooming and exploitation—especially during January’s Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Participants will share virtual stickers on social media, attach them to email signatures, and post them on the Internet. They can also share the virtual stickers on systems such as Google Classroom, Canvas, Blackboard, Schoology, and more with their learning community. We encourage students and teachers to post their images under #studentsforfreedom on social media to further raise awareness as a collective group of individuals dedicated to making a difference. The Locker Slam! 2.0 digital toolkit will be released on Tuesday, January 5th.

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LOCKER SLAM 2 0 new logo promo

Locker Slam! Flyer

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Locker Slam 2 0 Samples As Image

Samples of Locker Slam 2.0 Stickers

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Middle and High School

Our programming for middle school and high school students includes a license from 50 Eggs to show Linda Cabot’s I Am Little Red, as well as a series of age-specific presentations and talks from our Speakers Bureau.

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Pre-K and Elementary School

Our Safe Saturdays program for pre-K and elementary school children is based around a multi-lingual coloring book and song, focusing on how to stay safe. Contact SaferNJ.ArtsCommittee@gmail.com for more information.

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Other Resources

Access NJCAHT’s resources on how to talk about human trafficking with students.

15ways

15 Ways to Engage Your School in Human Trafficking Awareness

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Inspiring student activism

Inspiring Student Activism

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Human trafficking lesson plan

Human Trafficking Lesson Plan

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Project stay gold

Project Stay Gold Student Manual

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