“Once we realized how close to home it was, it really hit home.” The high school students treated the highly-sensitive topic in a delicate and effective way, Watson said, which helps communicate the dangers of sex trafficking to other high school and middle school students.
As winners of the Atlanta Braves’ region, Campbell’s video production class’s video is now distributed across the country as a teaching tool to help increase awareness of the dangers of sex trafficking.
Marietta Daily Journal · Mary Kate Mc Gowan · Nov 27, 2016 Campbell High School students R’Darius Long, Bryan Liborio, Tamaar Lee, teacher Lisa Watson, Jasmine Washington, Haradit Garcia, River Lewis and Jordan Mc Kinley celebrate winning the Atlanta Braves region of a teen victimization public service announcement contest.
SMYRNA — Campbell High School students learned about the prevalence of human trafficking in the metro Atlanta area both behind and in front of the camera last semester.
The nonprofit also says 14 to 17 year olds are the most at risk age group to be preyed upon by sexual predators.
The Campbell video production class’s video was named the best in the Atlanta Braves area, and the team placed 8th out of the 30 professional baseball franchise areas for its video, “The Transaction,” that portrayed how runaways become easy targets to become victims of human trafficking.
According to the Greatest Save, one in four girls will be a victim of sexual abuse while one in seven youth will be sexually solicited online.“They’re part of the best of the best DVD,” Watson said.With an emphasis on preparing the students for a career after high school graduation, Watson said the students not only learned how to handle a contentious issue in a professional manner, but they also learned teamwork and soft skills lessons.According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey Report¹:• 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males who ever experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of intimate partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age.• More than half of all rapes of females occur before age 18; 22% occur before the age of 12.• Adolescent girls who experience dating violence are more likely to exhibit other serious behaviors such as substance abuse, increased suicide attempts, unhealthy weight control, and risky sexual behavior.
Sexual violence is a big problem in young dating relationships in part because teens are not clear on what consent means, nor how to ask for it.These teens learn from real moms how to get nasty and do hardcore!