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Exploring how social networking platforms are changing the route of sex trafficking in three South-South States of Nigeria

Oniwon, Okatahi Godwin, Ekweme, Chinedu Anthony, Ogbemudia Michael Peter.

Abstract
The study examined how SNSs are changing the dynamics of sex trafficking in Nigeria. The researchers employed a
web based survey design to elicit data from SNSsí users and anti-human trafficking agents in Nigeria. Result
revealed that many respondents did not have in-depth knowledge of how traffickers manoeuvre the different SNSs
to entice users. Representatives of the anti-trafficking agency indicated that traffickers enticed and groomed their
victims through special communication modes such as emojis, etc. Respondents also believed that human trafficking
must involve elements of physical force or violence. Findings again revealed that poverty, harsh economic realities,
high youth unemployment rate, normalisation of sex and sex trafficking, family pressure, etc. explained why SNSs
fall victim of sex trafficking gimmicks. Consequently, the study suggested that tech giants, anti-trafficking
organizations, etc. should increase the awareness of online sex trafficking by supporting the implementation of
evidenced-based programmes targeted at mitigating the problem.

Key words: Attitude, Social Networking Sites, Sex trafficking and South-South Nigeria


 
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Oniwon, Okatahi Godwin, Ekweme, Chinedu Anthony, Ogbemudia Michael Peter. Exploring how social networking platforms are changing the route of sex trafficking in three South-South States of Nigeria. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 1527-1537. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.152


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Oniwon, Okatahi Godwin, Ekweme, Chinedu Anthony, Ogbemudia Michael Peter. Exploring how social networking platforms are changing the route of sex trafficking in three South-South States of Nigeria. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=88282 [Access: June 16, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.152


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Oniwon, Okatahi Godwin, Ekweme, Chinedu Anthony, Ogbemudia Michael Peter. Exploring how social networking platforms are changing the route of sex trafficking in three South-South States of Nigeria. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 1527-1537. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.152



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Oniwon, Okatahi Godwin, Ekweme, Chinedu Anthony, Ogbemudia Michael Peter. Exploring how social networking platforms are changing the route of sex trafficking in three South-South States of Nigeria. JCR. (2021), [cited June 16, 2021]; 8(2): 1527-1537. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.152



Harvard Style

Oniwon, Okatahi Godwin, Ekweme, Chinedu Anthony, Ogbemudia Michael Peter (2021) Exploring how social networking platforms are changing the route of sex trafficking in three South-South States of Nigeria. JCR, 8 (2), 1527-1537. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.152



Turabian Style

Oniwon, Okatahi Godwin, Ekweme, Chinedu Anthony, Ogbemudia Michael Peter. 2021. Exploring how social networking platforms are changing the route of sex trafficking in three South-South States of Nigeria. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 1527-1537. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.152



Chicago Style

Oniwon, Okatahi Godwin, Ekweme, Chinedu Anthony, Ogbemudia Michael Peter. "Exploring how social networking platforms are changing the route of sex trafficking in three South-South States of Nigeria." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 1527-1537. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.152



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Oniwon, Okatahi Godwin, Ekweme, Chinedu Anthony, Ogbemudia Michael Peter. "Exploring how social networking platforms are changing the route of sex trafficking in three South-South States of Nigeria." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 1527-1537. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.152



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Oniwon, Okatahi Godwin, Ekweme, Chinedu Anthony, Ogbemudia Michael Peter (2021) Exploring how social networking platforms are changing the route of sex trafficking in three South-South States of Nigeria. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 1527-1537. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.152