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Alarming Rise in Online Enticement: A Common Tactic of Human Traffickers

Online enticement—a form of exploitation where individuals communicate online with someone they believe to be a child with the intent to commit a sexual offense or abduction—has surged dramatically. Reports have skyrocketed by over 300%, escalating from 44,155 in 2021 to a staggering 186,819 in 2023.

This disturbing trend underscores the urgent need for collective action to protect our children. The internet, while a valuable resource for education and connection, has also become a dangerous space for predators seeking to exploit vulnerable young people. This surge in online enticement is closely linked to the broader issue of Human Trafficking, where victims are often lured and groomed online before being trafficked. Predators use these tactics to manipulate and exploit children, leading to devastating consequences.

At Global Hope 365, we are committed to ending Human Trafficking. Our mission is to create a safer world for all children!

The Numbers Tell a Disturbing Story

The rapid increase in online enticement cases is a stark reminder that we must be vigilant and proactive in safeguarding our children. This 300% rise in just two years highlights a growing threat that cannot be ignored. The rise in these numbers can be attributed to several factors:

Increased Internet Usage: With more children using the internet for education and social interaction, especially post-pandemic, the opportunities for predators to engage with them have increased.

Advanced Technology: Predators are using sophisticated methods to lure children, making it harder to detect and prevent these crimes.

Lack of Awareness: Many parents and guardians are still unaware of the extent of this threat and how to protect their children effectively.

How Global Hope 365 is Taking Action

At Global Hope 365, we believe that awareness and education are the first steps in combating online enticement. Here’s how we’re addressing this issue:

Educational Outreach: We are speaking at events, schools, and universities to educate parents, teachers, and children about the dangers of Human Trafficking and how to stay safe.

Advocacy: We work tirelessly to advocate for stronger laws and regulations to protect children from online predators.

PAATH Program

The Parents and Adults Against Trafficking in Humans (PAATH) program is composed of volunteer-led and staff-supported local teams across the country working to end Human Trafficking

Start A Chapter

Join the fight against Human Trafficking with Global Hope 365, and make a real difference in your community. As a college student or faculty member, you can start a chapter at your campus and be a part of this crucial cause. Our team will provide support and guidance throughout the process, from crafting a constitution to organizing club activities and more.

Join Us in Our Mission

Protecting children from Human Trafficking is a collective responsibility. Here are some ways you can get involved:

Stay Informed: Educate yourself about the dangers of online enticement and how to recognize the signs.

Educate Others: Share information with your community to raise awareness and encourage others to take action.

Support Our Work: Consider donating to Global Hope 365 or volunteering your time to help us in our mission.


Support Global Hope 365 in their mission to end Human Trafficking. Together, we can make a safer world for our children.

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