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Red Cord provides human trafficking training, education

Published: Apr. 15, 2022 at 5:08 PM CDT
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LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Red Cord is hoping to educate and train the community about human trafficking during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The first event is for parents and guardians who want to learn more about protecting their children from predators online and apps they can use to keep kids safe.

A Lawton Police Officer will also be there talk about trends in the city and schools.

Red Cord President Ahsha Morin said it’s a basic Human Trafficking 101 course that covers topics like reporting internet crimes and safety.

“Ultimately the number one person who can keep your kid safe online is the parent and that’s exactly why we do this,” Morin said. “It’s to really educate parents because keeping up with all this online stuff is literally a full time job.”

That’s happening from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on April 23 at the Life Ready Center in Lawton.

You must register by going to www.theredcord.org/events.

Morin said with human trafficking on the rise, it’s more important now than ever to be aware of who your kids are talking.

“Every state is increasing, and we’ve all seen that,” Morin said. “We’ve all seen that on news reports here in Oklahoma that has happened, and so we need to be even more educated and more aware of what human trafficking is and what it is not.”

Then at 7 p.m. on April 25 at Cameron University, the organization will partner with experts Dan Nash and Alison Phillips to teach community members about indicators of human trafficking.

And on April 26 and 27, they’re offering a training just for law enforcement members.

You can register for the training by emailing alison@humantraffickingtraining.dot com.

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