The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children refers to sexual activity with a child or teenager in exchange for anything including money, shelter, basic needs, love, protection or debt relief. Children and teens can be forced or manipulated into being sexually exploited. Unfortunately, Oakland is a hub for predators, pimps and exploiters who often seek out female students between the ages of 12-14 years old. Together, we can help Oakland children and teens by educating students, parents, teachers, staff and community members on the risk factors, red flags and what to do if they know or suspect a child or teen is being sexually exploited. Often, a child or teen does not realize they are being exploited. A child or teen being sold for sex is a form of grave sexual, physical and mental abuse perpetrated by both the exploiter and the buyer. There is no such thing as child or teen prostitution.
If you have questions please contact your schools Behavioral Health Program Manager.
Nondiscrimination Policy: OUSD prohibits unlawful discrimination against any protected group as identified under Education Code 200 and 220 and Government Code 11135, and Title IX, including actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any District program or activity that received or benefits from state financial assistance, including athletic programs. Complaint forms are available at school sites and at the Office of the Ombudsperson, located at 1000 Broadway, Suite 680, Oakland, California 94607. For further information, call 510-879-4281. BOARD POLICY 0410, 51