Technology and Trafficking
Written by Kerry Decker | Friday, July 20, 2012
Category: General Updates
Recently, the news reported how Facebook helped law enforcement catch an alleged predator by reporting the thirty-something-year-old man’s conversation with a 13-year-old Florida girl. The police stepped in and took over the girl’s computer and arrested the man the following day. In this case, technology may have prevented a crime from occurring.
Technology, however, isn’t only valuable for catching predators. It can also help survivors.
Recently, through a generous grant by the S.L. Gimbel Foundation, we were able to deliver some iPads loaded with learning apps and a few games to our clients at our safe house. They were delighted.
These are remarkable tools not only to promote learning but also to bring a little fun to these children’s lives. Fun is an important part of childhood. And fun plays an important role in the healing of abused and trafficked children.
We appreciate the generous folks at the S.L. Gimbel Foundation for their compassionate and forward-thinking gift that has brought plenty of smiles to so many children’s faces. Thank you so much.