6A-1.094123. Child Trafficking Prevention Education  


Effective on Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • 1(1) It is the intent of the State Board of Education that every school in Florida be a “Child Trafficking Free Zone.”

    23(2) School districts must annually provide instruction to students in grades K-12 35related to child trafficking prevention and awareness.

    42(3) Using the health education standards adopted in Rule 516A-1.09401, 52F.A.C., Student Performance Standards, the instruction for child trafficking prevention will advance each year through developmentally appropriate instruction and skill building.

    73(744) Age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs and instruction to students in grades K-12 related to child trafficking prevention and awareness and must address, at a minimum, the following topics:

    105(a) Recognition of signs of human trafficking;

    112(b) Awareness of resources, including national, state and local resources;

    122(c) Prevention of the abuse of and addiction to alcohol, nicotine, and drugs;

    135(d) Information on the prevalence, nature, and strategies to reduce the risk of human trafficking, techniques to set healthy boundaries, and how to safely seek assistance; and

    162(e) Information on how social media and mobile device applications are used for human trafficking.

    177(5) In order to assist with instruction, the department will maintain a human trafficking webpage, located at 194http://www.fldoe.org/schools/healthy-schools/human-trafficking.stml, 195with information about the education described in this rule; resources on abuse, including sexual abuse, and human trafficking prevention for professional learning purposes; and materials for parents, guardians, and other caretakers of students.

    228(6) By December 1 of each year, each school district must submit an implementation plan to the commissioner at 247ChildTraffickingPrevention@fldoe.org 248and post the plan on the school district website. The implementation plan must include:

    262(a) The methods in which instruction will be delivered for each grade level;

    275(b) The professional qualifications of the person delivering instruction; and

    285(c) A description of the materials and resources utilized to deliver instruction.

    297(7) By 299July 1 of 302each year, each school district must submit an annual report to the commissioner at 316ChildTraffickingPrevention@fldoe.org317. 318The report must 321verify completion of the instruction and include:

    328(a) The methods in which instruction was delivered for each grade level;

    340(b) The professional qualifications of the person who delivered the instruction; and

    352(c) A description of the materials and resources utilized to deliver instruction.

    364(8) Failure to comply with the requirements of this rule may result in the imposition of sanctions described in Section 3841008.32, F.S.

    386Rulemaking Authority 3881001.02(2)(n), 3891003.42(2) FS. 391Law Implemented 3931003.42 FS. 395History396‒New 11-6-19.