What does child sex trafficking look like? Where does it happen online? What are the myths and realities? This program will discuss those myths and share statistics around child sex trafficking in the United States and share resources every library employee should know to help people when needed.

Attendees will learn about the risk factors in their communities of child victims and the protective factors which make children less likely to be targeted and victimized.

As a result of this program, attendees will learn:
• The definitions of child “grooming”
• The connection between online safety and child sex trafficking
• Where child sex trafficking is likely to happen
• Resources their libraries can offer to their users and how and where to report


Original broadcast August 26, 2021 

Presenter: Carrie Rogers-Whitehead
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead worked in libraries for nearly a decade and now consults and trains librarians. She is the author of the 2021 RUSA-award winning Serving Teens and Adults on the Autism Spectrum: a Guide for Libraries. Carrie has also published other titles around technology and parenting and is co-authoring a new book out spring 2022: Teaching and Advocating Digital Citizenship: Tools for Librarians.

Carrie is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, a mission-based company that educates students, parents and educators on digital citizenship. She lives in Utah with her family.