|click here to watch video|
|download travel kit here or see below|
If you suspect a child may be a victim of child sex tourism or is being sexually exploited, you may observe some the following warning signs:
• It is confirmed that the child is under 18 and is providing commercial sex acts
• There are unusual or high security measures at the child’s work or living locations (e.g. opaque windows, security cameras, boarded up windows)
• The child is dropped off or picked up at a hotel/motel or private residence by a third party.
• Avoids direct eye contact
• Dresses in a sexualized manner
• Seems fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or nervous/paranoid
• Appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol
• Spends time at a place of concern, such as hotels or known brothels
• Leaves or enters a hotel, guesthouse or commercial sex establishment with a foreign national
• The child is in possession of multiple cell phones, condoms, or personal lubricants.
• Appears to be malnourished
• Signs of physical or sexual abuse—bruises, scars, cigarette burns
• Shows signs of being physically restrained or confined
You may suspect that an individual is engaging in child sex tourism. If so, you may observe some of the following warning signs:
• Individual can be any age, ethnicity, or gender. Though more often male, sometimes females
• In a region with many resorts, child sex tourists will often avoid resorts. They may opt to stay in guest
houses, hotels, or other establishments.
• Enters or leaves a hotel, guesthouse, or a commercial sex establishment with a child who appears to
exhibit warning signs of sexual exploitation
• Is in the company of a child and checks into or out of hotels/motels with little or no luggage.
1 This list includes a compilation of warning signs from the Polaris Project (http://www.polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/recognizing-the-signs),
the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/child-sexualexploitation/
signs-symptoms-and-effects/), National Health Service, UK (http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/abuse/pages/child-sexual-exploitation-signs.
aspx), and the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (http://www.local.gov.uk/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=72f54483-f97b-4f0e-a815-
2 Polaris Project, http://www.polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/recognizing-the-signs
3 Polaris, http://www.polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/recognizing-the-signs
4 National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, http://www.nspcc.org