15 million children

are exploited in the United States each year

One of the greatest mission fields in crisis is located within our backyards. Children are being exploited, abused, neglected, abandoned, and forgotten. They’re in our neighborhoods, churches, schools, and perhaps our own families. Child exploitation is all around us but do we see it?


child exploitation in the united states

Reported victims


children in the U.S. are reported for abuse each year. Approximately 70% are made by mandated reporters. Reports include children from ALL demographics.

unreported Abuse


of children never have their abuse reported according to many field experts.

Enter Foster Care


of the annual reported victims receive protection through foster care. The other 97% are often left to fend for themselves. The 50 million adults in the U.S. who are survivors of sexual abuse can attest to these realities.

estimated actual victims


children are estimated to be the actual number of victimized children within the U.S. each year based on the unreported abuse statistics.

We Define Child Exploitation As

Using a Child for Another Person’s Gain or Benefit

We have purposefully used the word “exploitation” over many other more common descriptions for a purposeful reason. The phrase “child exploitation” helps us begin to dialogue about the macro connections between all the types of exploitation faced by children.

Government Programs Can’t Meet the Need

The vast majority of the American public falsely believes that we do not have an issue with child exploitation in our country. Based on a surface-level promise that our government agencies will take care of children who are reported as abused, missing, or exploited. However, federal reports confirm many frontline workers’ dark reality; child exploitation is one of the most significant public issues our society faces today. Every report confirms a horrific reality, the child exploitation epidemic in the United States is so massive that government programs or foster care can no longer meet the need. Instead, a mass movement of “We the People” is now imperative. A 20-year review of federal reports reveals:

United States Children Who Are Exploited and Abused

OPEN👁️‍🗨️EYE REPORT: Unmasking Child Exploitation in the United States

Click the button below to request a digital copy of 10.18’s “Open Eye Report,” which includes shocking findings from 20 years’ worth of federal data and direct reports from frontline workers.

Join the Movement to PREVENT child Exploitation!

There is always a starting point for every great movement—a place where you become aware of a need and decide to be the solution.  Join the mass movement of adults around the nation who are gaining the knowledge & skills needed to protect children!