#WhatIWouldMiss Enables Youth to Use Social Media to End Trafficking

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The #WhatIWouldMiss campaign is a public-private partnership to raise awareness about human trafficking among high school students through a peer-to-peer social media competition, organized by President Lincoln’s Cottage, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Education. The campaign encourages 9th- through 12th-graders to think about aspects of their daily lives that they would miss if they were victims of human trafficking and share a post on social media about those things, along with a fact about human trafficking.

All posts to #WhatIWouldMiss shared by February 27, 2015, will be reviewed by a panel of judges and one winner, between the ages of 14 and 19, will be invited to attend the third annual Students Opposing Slavery International Summit in Washington, DC.

The campaign aims to increase youth engagement in preventing and ending human trafficking, generate youth-informed and youth-friendly prevention and intervention messages, share effective prevention messages on a broad scale, and raise public awareness about human trafficking.  It is one of the action items in the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services to Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States.

Learn more about the #WhatIWouldMiss campaign.

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