10 of 13 - How do I identify a young person who might be sex trafficked?

- signs of physical abuse such as burn marks, bruises or cuts
- unexplained absences from class
- less appropriately dressed than before
- sexualized behavior
- overly tired in class
- withdrawn, depressed or distracted
- brags about making or having lots of money
- displays expensive clothes, accessories or shoes
- new tattoo (tattoos are often used by pimps as a way to brand victims. Tattoos of a name, symbol of money or barcode could indicate trafficking)
- older boyfriend or new friends with a different lifestyle
- talks about wild parties or invites other students to attend parties
- shows signs of gang affiliation ( a preference for specific colors, display gang symbols)