How Taking a Picture of Your Hotel Room Can Save a Child from Sex Trafficking

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An app called TraffickCam is now equipping travelers to join the fight to end human trafficking.

According to their website, TraffickCam enables people to upload pictures of their hotel rooms and submit them to their searchable database for investigators.

“You just enter your hotel room and your room number. You take four pictures, and you submit them to the website,” says TraffickCam developer Abby Stylianou. “And then those become part of the pipeline that law enforcement can use to track down where the victims are being trafficked.”

TraffickCam was launched in 2015 by the Exchange Initiative, an organization committed to “combating commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC)”. Since its inception, over 1.5 million images have been collected in the revolutionary database.

The Internet is making it easier for criminals to capture victims, but thanks to new technologies, it’s also making it easier for us to stop them by allowing everyday citizens to make a difference.

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Download TraffickCam for free today, and double your impact by joining Exchange Initiative’s $100,000 Challenge for Change in partnership with the Sisters of St. Joseph, who will match your donation dollar-for-dollar. 

Kelsey Straeter
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