3 Tech Settings You Need to Protect Your Kids Online

3 Tech Settings You Need to Protect Your Kids Online

With technology being so prevalent in our kids’ lives, it is important to take the extra step to keep them and their private information safe. These 3 simple setting changes will make a difference in limiting strangers’ access to your children’s information. 1. Location Settings The following examples can be applied to other social media platforms (i.e. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) on your phone in addition to Snapchat, which is explained below. Snapchat’s Snap Maps Snapchat’s latest update includes something…

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Push-Up Contest in Kentucky to Raise $100,000 to End Child Trafficking

Push-Up Contest in Kentucky to Raise $100,000 to End Child Trafficking

By Kristen Seidl | July 31, 2017 | lifeleadership.com Operation Underground Railroad Life on Life Push-Up Contest Details The Life on Life Initiative has developed into a worldwide mission to help people from all walks of life gain functional freedom in society. In fact, the Pennsylvania Project was one of Life’s first and largest charitable projects in the history of the company. In just a handful of months, Life Members from around the globe banded together and raised over $100,000 to help a deserving…

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Human Trafficking: How it Happens in Places like the Mayweather-McGregor Fight in Las Vegas

Human Trafficking: How it Happens in Places like the Mayweather-McGregor Fight in Las Vegas

By Vinciane Ngomsi | August 15, 2017 | thefederalist.com With a highly anticipated fight between boxing’s biggest star Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and MMA firebrand Conor McGregor just around the corner on August 26, almost all of the stories surrounding the historic event have focused on the animosity between the two fighters, the revenue it’ll bring to Las Vegas (and the fighters themselves), and predictions of its result. But what has gone underreported is the human cost that will inevitably come to this event in…

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Rescue & Restoration – How a Surfboard Inspired a Man to Support the Cause

Rescue & Restoration – How a Surfboard Inspired a Man to Support the Cause

“O.U.R. does not just rescue, they restore. That is what makes this organization so special.” “When I first saw this surfboard last year, it was discarded in the corner of a little surf shop in Jacksonville, Florida. It was scarred, dented, cracked, nicked, broken, and covered in surf wax, sand, and dust. But when I laid my eyes on it I did not see those things. I saw the beauty of what it once was and the hope of what it could…

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3 Places You Might See Trafficking, and What To Do About It

3 Places You Might See Trafficking, and What To Do About It

Three places that community members have spotted child trafficking situations include gas stations, hotels, and Facebook. Whether you have ever suspected a trafficking situation or not, it is important to be informed and prepared for what to do if you encounter it. There are many resources available to learn where trafficking happens, what the signs are and how to recognize them, how to report the tip, and how much information is necessary to report. How to Identify Signs of a…

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Sex Trafficking in Your Town- Tim Ballard & Nancy Grace Discuss the Upcoming Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor Fight

Sex Trafficking in Your Town- Tim Ballard & Nancy Grace Discuss the Upcoming Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor Fight

“Huge sporting events create a big market for sex traffickers who appeal to men seeking sex with underage girls. You don’t have to travel to the Super Bowl or a Mayweather fight to find sex slaves”.  When boxing fans converge on Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight this month, young women and children forced in to sex slavery will be brought into Sin City. Tim Ballard sat down with Nancy Grace as they discussed how sex trafficking is happening right…

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O.U.R.-Sponsored Training Leads to Arrest & Rescue

O.U.R.-Sponsored Training Leads to Arrest & Rescue

Operation Underground Railroad would like to congratulate federal prosecutors and investigators in the Dominican Republic’s Special Prosecutor Against Human Trafficking for their recent success in “Operation Capotillo”, which resulted in the arrest of a mother who was creating child pornography with her five- and seven-year-old daughters. The Dominicans were able to launch this case thanks to O.U.R.-sponsored cyber investigative and anti-pornography training in May 2017. We look forward to continuing our efforts to empower law enforcement around the world to fight child…

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Freedom: A Brave Boy Fought for Justice and Won

Freedom: A Brave Boy Fought for Justice and Won

Justice in Thailand For those of you that have ever experienced pain at the hand of someone else, you know that there is no amount of justice that will make it equal to what you went through. Also, those of you who have had something unjust done to you with zero consequences for your abuser might understand the confusion of not seeing any form of justice. We have talked about some of the suffering that young boys go through in…

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O.U.R. Aftercare: Children’s Literacy

O.U.R. Aftercare: Children’s Literacy

O.U.R. has found that the most effective model to help survivors is the empowerment and support of in-country aftercare centers and prevention programs. Through collaboration, we have been able to fortify survivors’ care far beyond what we would have been able to do on our own. In order to be most effective, we believe that people who have already invested years in the country are the experts and understand the culture far greater than those who do not live there. One…

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Tim Ballard and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch Work Together to End Human Trafficking

Tim Ballard and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch Work Together to End Human Trafficking

Last Thursday, June 30, new legislation was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee to help the Federal Government effectively work with anti-trafficking nonprofit groups, including Operation Underground Railroad. Tim Ballard and Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, met over three years ago to discuss the possibilities of collaboration between nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), like O.U.R., and the Federal Government. The advance of this bill is a historical mark in the fight against trafficking and the freeing of victims. The legislation includes plans to…

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