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Today we are marking the World Prevention of Human Trafficking Day

To mark this important day, the Center for Cooperation in the Mediterranean with the Mediterranean National Red Cross Societies is launching a social media campaign to raise awareness of online safety.

The world continues to be digitally transformed, and a third of Internet users globally are children.

With the increase in the number of children using the Internet, the abuse of the Internet is changing and creating new patterns of human trafficking.

Traffickers are increasingly using technology and adapting to it to simultaneously exploit and operate worldwide from just one location.

At any given time, more than 750,000 individuals want to connect with children for sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery, and other forms of exploitation.

But the picture is also changing because we understand more and see more.