Love146 an international human rights organization with over 15 years of experience working with children who have been trafficked and sexually exploited. Of the children we work with who were recruited online, many tell us that Facebook is the platform their traffickers used to first reach out to them.
They’ve publicly launched a campaign asking Facebook to change their default privacy settings for children. Many of children in their Survivor Care first met traffickers and were groomed on Facebook. They’re sick and tired of hearing this same story from children who’ve been hurt. When looking around at the default settings as children (13-18) signup, it’s horrific to see how easy it really is for this to happen. If you’re interested, there’s a lot more details about what they’re asking for on this page: www.love146.org/facebook. This is also the webpage where you can sign the petition and take further action.