With Valentine's Day 2014 approaching, not everyone will be bubbling over with joy, receiving a red velvet covered heart box with chocolate and two dozen red velvet roses. Some of us may be feeling a bit sad and nostalgic over what was or could have been after a break up. Some of us may be mending our broken hearts.
We need to educate the innovators and deploy their talent and creativity to solve this issue. As one survivor of sex trafficking asked us, "If my pimp was using the Internet to sell me, why wasn't anyone using it to help me?" We want to answer her now with an army of voices and talent that advocates for and creates the tools to find and protect children and to stop perpetrators from abusing them.