Should your children be learning about human trafficking in school?

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A bill making its way through the Legislature would educate your children on the dangers of human trafficking if passed into law.

Senator Todd Weiler is sponsoring Senate Bill 198, Human Trafficking Prevention Education Training.

The bill requires the State Board of Education to implement human trafficking prevention education, training, and analysis in grades seven through 12. 

“We’re basically just asking the State Board of Education to look at this and come up with some ideas,” Weiler explained during a Senate committee hearing.

SB198 would also educate teachers on how to identify children who are victims or may be at risk of becoming victims.

To read the bill in its entirety, click here.

If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1 (888) 373-7888. You can also text “HELP” or “INFO” to 233733. 

The hotline is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

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