I’m always on the look out for some really great movies and documentaries on Netflix and I’ve always found little hidden gems on this streaming network. I haven’t been disappointed so it’s safe to say that Netflix has given me pretty good recommendations as per my profile. This documentary, “I AM JANE DOE”, was one that immediately caught my eyes.
The documentary is ultimately dark and a sad truth of the reality these day. All the freedom to explore and have great experiences all at your fingertips. The internet has become a double-edged sword for us all, some good and some bad. If you are on the internet at all, you already have experience be it sharing family outings to being trolled by some random stranger. This movie is not the romantic side of the internet, but it shows the very real horrors of being on the internet.
Human trafficking. Just those two words together is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl, but unfortunately it is a very real epidemic that doesn’t just happen in third world countries. It seems like our North American lives turns a blind mind towards the realities of Human Trafficking. Believe it or not, North America is a haven for kidnapped children who are then sold to the long awaited customers. In this day and of age of 2017, our children are not only being kidnapped and ripped from our parental arms, but our children are at risk every moment of every day.
After watching this movie you will not only hug your children a lot more, but you will be also empowered to be proactive with your children. No one is really protected on the internet. It’s no different than being exposed to the same crimes out in public. Unfortunately, money talks and politicians are easily swayed from doing the right thing to doing what is easiest. The truth is that we are on our own, we can’t ask the government for help when they have no answers. We have to educate ourselves and our children and although we are very “free” we will always be an arms length from harm. Our complacency leaves our children in very real danger.
I encourage you to watch this documentary and use it as a tool to protect those that you love. Predators don’t hide in the shadows anymore, they hide in plain sight through the internet. Protect your babies by educating them and yourself, that’s the first defence.