“THE PATH” Discussion Guide
Child sexual exploitation: the sexual abuse of children and youth, exploiting dependency needs and the exchange of sex or sexual acts for food, shelter, protection, money, drugs, etc.
Child sex trafficking or the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), is one of the fastest growing crimes that operates in secrecy and is often misunderstood. While there are many tactics used by predators, The Path depicts the concepts behind the most insidious ones that prey upon every child's need to feel loved and valued.
Reclaim13 created a video designed to portray the path into sex trafficking to help protect our children before they are ensnared. Ending the cycle of exploitation of our children requires preventing exploitation from beginning in the first place. The young age at which sexual exploitation begins necessitates a way to reach children and youth early. This is why The Path was created.
It is our hope that these discussion questions will raise awareness, stimulate conversation, and engage you to become a part of a movement to #Take13Back.