The Local Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (LCCTHB), Sliven, launched an information campaign on the occasion of February 5th, 2019 - International Safe Internet Day. The campaign aims to prevent human trafficking and cybercrime in the context of targeting and involving victims in the crime and promoting the safer and more responsible use of online technologies. Partners in the initiative are the Sliven Municipality, the Initiative and Compassion Foundation - Sliven and the National Center for Safe Internet.
Children and minors are a particularly vulnerable group and the practice shows that they are exposed to risky situations online daily, which puts them at risk of involvement in human trafficking. For this reason, training sessions with students and their parents are planned within the campaign. The aim is to prevent child trafficking and the safe use of the Internet by raising the awareness of children at school, as well as by intensive work with parents and their active and direct involvement in the prevention process.
The information campaign started with targeted prevention work with the most at-risk and vulnerable groups, namely people with special needs at the Center for Social Rehabilitation and Integration to the Initiative and Compassion Foundation - Sliven.
Screenings of prevention videos are provided to LCCTHB - Sliven by the Combating Organized Crime General Directorate and the International Organization for Migration - Mission to Bulgaria. Information materials will be distributed and the National Anti-Trafficking hotline 080020100 will be promoted.