Welcome to Protect Us KidsWith a global mission to advocate cybersex trafficking awareness of children from disadvantaged and rural communities, as well as drive strategic partnerships in support of developing cybersecurity international standards, guidelines and best practices, Protect Us Kids Foundation serves to drive the development of innovative technologies and solutions that can be leveraged towards protecting our youth in cyberspace; specifically in ending sexual violence, exploitation and abuse against children.
Protect Us Kids Foundation is a nonprofit* organization founded in 2008 with a global mission to advocate human trafficking awareness and drive strategic partnerships in support of developing cybersecurity international standards, guidelines and best practices. We also serve to drive the development of innovative technologies and solutions that can be leveraged towards protecting human trafficking victims in cyberspace; specifically in ending sexual violence, exploitation and abuse against children. We were created, in part, to counter the rising incidence of cyber-related crimes that target our most vulnerable youth. Criminals that prey on youth from disadvantaged and rural communities online tend to operate under the radar because they employ methods that exploit cultural, behavioral and societal traits that are unique to such victims, but outside of the mainstream, and are therefore not highlighted by most cybersecurity awareness programs. In support of our mission, Protect Us Kids Foundation has the following key contributing goals.
We Stand as the Global Voice of Forgotten Youth Regardless of Economic Circumstances, ALL Children Deserve A Chance.
What We Do
Protect Us Kids Foundation is currently researching the behavioral and socioeconomic factors involved in how technology is used to support cyber-related crime against at-risk youth. The associated cyber-rtelated tools and exploitative methods used, typically result in catastrophic consequences – many of which encourage runaways, promote human trafficking and slavery, ensnare youth in child pornography rings and lead to the prostitution, kidnapping, abduction and murder of young people. Our focus is to provide youth from internationally disadvantaged backgrounds and surrounding communities, with critical life-saving tools on how to navigate cyberspace without falling victim to child predators and exploiters.
- Child Protection and Internet Safety
- Human Trafficking Enabled via Technology
- Cybersecurity Awareness and Education
- Youth Policy Advocacy and Partnerships
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
There are so many ways that you can be an advocate against online cybercrimes against children
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Your unique talents and skills are always welcomed to help bring awareness to where it is needed the most our youth. We need individuals who have experience in grant writing, public speaking, backgrounds in law . . .read more
We all know that human trafficking is one of the largest issues facing humanity today. The most common form of human trafficking (79%) is sexual exploitation. Worldwide, almost 20% of all trafficking victims are children. However, in some parts of Africa and the Mekong region, children are the majority (up to 100% in parts of West Africa). *
*Source: A Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) February 2009