Three Circumstances Under Which Child Kidnapping and Trafficking Crimes are Committed

Wherever I give media interviews on matters to do with child kidnapping and trafficking crimes (and how to tackle them), there are several questions that I tend to encounter from the interviewers. One of those is the question about the circumstances under which child kidnapping and trafficking crimes are committed. This is a question where the people who pose it are typically interested in understanding how the kids who are kidnapped and trafficked end up in that sad predicament. And in answering that question, I usually point out that there are three circumstances under which child kidnapping and trafficking crimes are typically committed.

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Firstly, we have the situations where kids are kidnapped while playing, and subsequently trafficked. This is why it is important for parents to ensure that their kids only play in safe areas, and that they keep watchful eyes on the kids as the kids play outdoors.

Secondly, we have the situations where kids are kidnapped while on their way from school (or from some other places), and subsequently trafficked. This is why it is critical for parents to try, whenever possible, to be dropping their kids to school, and picking the kids from school, as opposed to letting the kids go to and from school on their own. If commercial companies like American Airways are able to take proper care of their employees through sites like jetnet.aa.com, then parents should surely have the commitment to take proper care of their kids, with whom they have (or are supposed to have) much deeper relationships.

Thirdly, we have the situation where kids who run away from home (for whatever reasons) are kidnapped, and subsequently trafficked. This is why it is important for parents to avoid abusing their kids (physically, emotionally or otherwise), as sustained child abuse can eventually lead to a situation where the kids run away from home, to the streets: where they would be at risk of being kidnapped and trafficked.