One of the most horrible things that can happen to a girl is to become a sex traficking victim. And unfortunately it happens to more than 800,000 girls every year. Big percentage of these girls are less than 14 years old. Only in America 300,000 underaged girls are forced to prostitution every year.
Most girls come from poor countries. They promise them a better life, usually chance to become a model or a dancer. And when someone can not afford even for the basic living, hope is what makes these girls more naive. And everyone has a right to dream. But it’s good for girls to know that becoming a proffesional model is extremely hard and the great majority of modelling career promises are unreal. Models who make a living from catwalking and fashion photography are less than you think. Even for well known models moral and legal modelling work in some cases is not enough for a living. So, become from zero a rich famous model will be 99% a trick, usually just for personal reasons, but sometimes can be even a human trafficking trader.
The mojority of these girls as we said before come from poor countries of Africa, Asia and ex soviet countries like Moldova, Ukraine etc. Allthough number of ex soviet girls is reduced, is still big and these girls are usually the most popular and expensive. But it happens even with girls coming from wealthy countries like USA, England etc. So, it can happen to anyone.
And let us wonder, who has responsibility for these huge numbers? It’s not only the police, the laws, the mafia and the pimps. Simple common men who use sex services of girls who are forced to sell their body, have also big responsibility on this, cause they are the main feedback of the sex slavery market. SImple customers are the same guilty as the criminals who trick the girls and push them to prostitution. So, common people can help this to change. It’s up to us.
About 1.7 million children in USA live in a home with at least one loaded and unlocked gun, and as a result one kid 1-14 years old dies from gun accident average every day and even more are serious injured. Official statistics claim that there are more than 2 millions firearms in USA and more than 1/3 of Americans have at least one weapon at home. According to stats by Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 40% of children know where their parents store the weapons, and more than 20% have handled the weapons. Warning the children to stay away and be careful is not enough. Furthermore, in many occasions, accidents happen by friends who visit them. A 4 year old boy Dylan Jackson shot himself to death using a loaded weapon that he found at his friend’s home during a birthday party. You can not rely on a small child to be responsible in such matters. For children weapons are just toys. Sometimes even, just a more exciting toy or a way to impress their friends. Parents are responsible for this. Keeping a loaded and unlocked handgun at home is not protection but a danger for your family. Furthermore children are very accustomed and sometimes even addicted to shooting and violence nowadays, as it is one of the most common subjects to watch on television and other popular media. In Connersville of Indiana, a 5 year old boy shot and killed his 2 year old brother while playing with a handgun he had found in his parents bedroom.What should parents do if there is a weapon in the house in order to avoid gun accidents and keep the kids safe?
- The first thing is never to leave the gun loaded. It would be even better to store the ammo in a different place and also keep it locked.
- Keep the gun locked in order not to be accessible not only by children but from anyone. There are many kinds of gun safes you can keep any kind of weapon inside in order to prevent it getting to the wrong hands. It is even better if you keep the gun safe to a place that is not obvious, for example in the closet. If the safe is in an obvious place, a possible intruder will find it easily and try to crack it. But the most important reason is that it will increase your kid’s curiosity when they see it every day and they might find the opportunity someday to get their hands in what is inside.
- Never show off weapons to children. Hunters often show off their weapons and skills to children. You can not show off and then say “Guns are bad and dangerous, stay away”. The child will imitate the adult’s behavior. If you avoid the weapon and beware of it, your kid will do the same thing. In an other occasion you encourage your kid to do what you do. HUnters must show special caution with guns when kids are watching. By this way the children will also show special caution.
As a conclusion I want to mention that it is much more possible to kill your kid instead of protecting it if you have a loaded gun without gun safe. The gun accidents numbers and statistics are very sad to read. Studies have shown that most kids who find a gun are trying to handle it. In many occasions they also pull the trigger without knowing if the gun is real or just a toy. So, don’t count on your kids if a real and loaded gun gets in their hands. Just don’t let that happen.