Human Rights

Human Trafficking Isn't Just a "Super Bowl Problem"

Super Bowl Sunday is coming up! And with it comes up the press and media coverage associated with large-scale sporting events. You might be seeing something on the news about how “the Super Bowl is the world’s largest human trafficking event in the world.”

That’s not exactly the case; large sporting events of any kind will cause a spike in demand and increase the likelihood of encountering a victim of human trafficking. But, while you can’t pin exactly how many people are trafficked during an event, here are the things we do know:

Empty School Hallway

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 13% of the 8th graders, 14% of the 10th graders, and 15% of the 12th graders were absent at least three days a month. Routine unexcused absences (truancies) can be signs of problems at home and/or school. Preventing truancies can help prevent other behaviors like dropping out of school or breaking the law.

August 10, 2020