Human Trafficking Solutions.

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Human Trafficking Solutions. by Mind Map: Human Trafficking Solutions.

1. Talk about human trafficking in schools.

1.1. This will raise awareness to the younger generation in schools as I feel like human trafficking is not addressed as much to members of the public let alone schools. This means the younger generation will have an idea of what human trafficking is and the consequences involved. I believe this will be beneficial to students and as well as this, it will be beneficial for the future as this will hopefully lead to less people committing the crime and therefore, resulting in less victims affected by the crime.

1.2. This can have a social impact because many students are involved with social networking sites, hence they can help prevent it from happening by, for example, using hashtags on Twitter to keep the topic trending and this will raise awareness. A good example of using twitter to make a hashtag be number one on trending is the hashtag '#soxnotsex', this is an actual hashtag that did go viral; this was to raise awareness for pedophilia, as girls wearing high socks is definitely not a sign of provocative clothing. Therefore, using hashtags could definitely help victims.

1.3. Schools can also set up projects for students to research an area of human trafficking as this will encourage students to do research themselves and they will learn a lot from their research. Furthermore, encouraging students to do research about human trafficking can lead students to talk about human trafficking at home with parents or friends. Parents can thus help their children with the project and input their own advice about human trafficking. The more the students learn about human trafficking, hopefully, in the future, less people will be involved with the crime.

2. Donating and Recycling Old Phones.

2.1. This point may seem confusing. However, donating old phones can save the lives of victims of human trafficking. The 'Phones4Freedom' campaign reuses and recycles old or broken phones and uses them to help warn remote villages in impoverished and poverty-stricken communities and areas of trafficking operations. A helpline called "Helpline SMS Network" is able to use this mobile network to regularly stay in touch with rural communities that are vulnerable to human trafficking. The network can provide regular updates and information at a low cost, and respond to emergencies and prevent trafficking.

2.2. This solution is not only free but environmentally friendly. Every donated phone will help to buy two to three phones. This solution can help recycle old phones and as a result, the world can save on useful resources such as copper, metal and gold.

2.3. Helpline SMS consists of: NGO's, legal advocates, social service providers, law enforcement, and other key professionals who can act in a human trafficking case. The helpline, as mentioned above, consists of law enforcement. This means that there are people reinforcing the law to help prevent human trafficking and to free victims. This can substantially decrease the statistics of victims of human trafficking.

2.4. This can have a social impact because many people buy a new phone within eighteen to twenty four months of using their old phone. This means that there are a lot of old phones left over. This campaign can donate phones to free victims. This campaign needs to be all over social media to help bring recognition; this will mean that many people all over the world will hear of the campaign and donate their used phones so victims can survive and be free. This will expectantly decrease the number of victims of human trafficking.

2.5. This will also have an economical effect on the world as less money will be used to create new phones, because the campaign donates and recycles old phones to save the lives of others. Recycling an old phone can recover so many useful resources to make many other useful items as well as a phone.

2.6. Donating and recycling old phones means that technology is never wasted and as a result, new technology can be made from the same material. This will affect the technology industry and market favourably and can be beneficial to the industry as less money is used to make new technology and old technology isn't being wasted.

3. Stop Poverty In Countries where Human Trafficking Occurs most.

3.1. This can seem difficult, however, human trafficking occurs most in poor, under-developing countries. The top ten list for countries where human trafficking occurs most are: China, Ghana, Uganda, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Haiti, Brazil and Bangladesh. Also, these countries are affected by natural disasters more than other countries which means that vulnerable children and women are a target to human traffickers more, and when the country is in a state of depression; trying to fix homes and save people, innocent people are being kidnapped and taken away as the focus is on the natural disaster. As well as this, because the country is a poverty stricken country, the government doesn't have enough money to use on law enforcement and technology to track down human traffickers. Providing jobs will mean more people are involved in making money a legal way, and less people are on the streets so they are not a target to human traffickers.

3.2. This can have an economical effect because if more jobs are provided, more buildings are built for office use, etc, then the country will slowly climb out of that pit of poverty as the country will have more income. The government could also reduce the rate of tax so more people have more money, this will mean the citizens of that country will be happy with their income and less crime is likely to be committed and therefore, the rate of human trafficking will thus decrease.

3.3. This can have a social impact on the country as well. The country is poor, which means that it is less likely people can pay for public transportation, which means most people will decide to walk. As a result, this can lead to human traffickers taking vulnerable, innocent people. I believe the government of the country should propose to make certain public transportation free of charge. This means that more people can take public transportation and not walk on the streets instead. This will expectantly reduce the rate of human trafficking.

3.4. A political influence is key in poor countries where human trafficking occurs most. The government should find a way to provide more jobs, internships and organise youth clubs for teenagers and children to go to, this will decrease the number of vulnerable children on the streets and with more jobs available, more money is made so the country makes more income, this hopefully will decrease the rate of human trafficking in poor countries.

3.5. Providing jobs will mean more people are involved in making money a legal way. It’ll provide income for the country so this means the government can provide better security systems that can help stop human trafficking and also, my research shows that the top ten countries in which human trafficking occurs most is in underdeveloped countries that are also prone to natural disasters. So the government could use this extra money to use barriers and other things that help prevent natural disasters. Less people are on the streets especially children because the government could open up more sports clubs and youth clubs so children and teenagers could go there instead of playing on the streets where they are an obvious target for human traffickers.

4. Partnership with other countries to work together to stop it.

4.1. This will possibly decrease the victim rate for human trafficking as other countries will be working harder to prevent it from happening. This can happen by putting more security at airports and keeping in contact with other countries to keep them up to date if there is a suspicious person entering the country.

4.2. This will require a lot of money as new and advanced technology will be needed to aid countries to communicate with each other at a fast speed. This will affect the economy as the countries will be spending more money to prevent human trafficking.

4.3. This will effect the government because new laws will have to be put forward to do more for the victims of human trafficking and also more research to be done to investigate deeper into human trafficking as so many things are hidden on the 'dark web'.

5. Make punishments worse to discourage human trafficking.

5.1. This will hopefully decrease the rate of human trafficking because if the punishments are made worse for human trafficking then less people are likely to commit the crime. This will also discourage younger generations to commit the crime as they will know the punishment for the crime will be much worse and stricter.

5.2. The government can propose this by introducing new laws to the system to raise the punishment for human traffickers. The current punishment for human trafficking is twelve to twenty years. This should be increased to for example; life imprisonment. This will hopefully intimidate human traffickers and anyone who thinks about committing the crime to dramatically decrease the rates of human trafficking.

5.3. This can also have a social impact on members of the public. Making the punishments worse for human trafficking can hopefully instil fear within the younger generation so they will not commit the crime and therefore the statistics of human trafficking victims will decrease. As well as this, in some countries, if they decide to make the punishments worse, they could choose to put the death penalty. This could lead some current human traffickers to leave the human trafficking "business" as they would be scared to get caught and because of this, the statistics could decrease.

5.4. Nowadays, you can find out everything on social media, so if new laws are passed to increase the punishment for human trafficking, it will most likely be shared on social media where millions of people around the world can see the new news. Therefore, the people involved in human trafficking may see the news and get scared about the dangers involved and they could decide not to be involved with the business.

6. Advertise on how to respond if you think someone is involved in human trafficking.

6.1. Many people may suspect someone is involved with human trafficking or a victim of human trafficking, however, they many not be a hundred percent sure. I think a reason for this is that the signs that indicate whether a person is a victim or if a person is involved with the crime isn't advertised on television or on social media. I personally use social media most of the time and I have never seen a post regarding with human trafficking. I feel that if it was advertised on television and on social media many people would be informed on what to do.

6.2. This can have a social influence as if it is posted on social media and on the television then many people would talk about it. This will raise awareness and many people would be more confident whether they think someone is involved or if someone is a victim. The advertisement should also include how to approach a person if they are a victim so they can seek help. There should be helplines on the advertisement such as "The Salvation Army’s 24 hour confidential" helpline for reporting modern slavery, the "The Modern Day Slavery Foundation’s" helpline and the "NSPCC’s" helpline.